1819 Season

10 > 27 September 2018
Opéra des Nations
Georges Bizet


The realists claimed it as a model, especially for its dramatic clarity and the passionate intensity of its protagonists. Carmen, the archetype of the liberated woman, flies in the face of the traditional codes of behaviour. Carmen, the dream role of every mezzo-soprano, is more than a seductress, she ranks with Orpheus, Faust and Don Juan in the Pantheon of mythical characters.

3 > 7 October 2018
Opéra des Nations
Johann Christoph Pepusch

The Beggar's Opera

Come and discover, or rediscover, a work, which enjoyed a tremendous success, when it was first performed and which has generated a number of theatrical and cinematographic adaptations. This is a new chance to get to know Robert Carsen and William Christie once again, as they continue their long and fruitful collaboration.

28 October > 15 November 2018
Opéra des Nations
Modest Mussorgsky

Boris Godunov

Presenting the original version of 1869, means meeting a tsar, an ambivalent person, both a powerful man and yet an unhappy one. Mussorgsky has composed not only an opera, but also a popular musical drama.

2 November 2018
Opéra des Nations

Luca Pisaroni

Luca Pisaroni was born in Venezuela, grew up in Bussetto and loved dramas, internal dilemmas and challenges. Performing was his long-time love and he was convinced that everything learned from lieder could feed into opera and vice-versa.