Enrique Mazzola returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra this week to conduct a programme of French delights at Royal Festival Hall, including works by Berlioz and Bizet, Gershwin’s much loved An American in Paris, and Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with renowned soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci.
Forthcoming plans this season for Enrique include his debut with Wiener Staatsoper (Don Pasquale) and return visits to Metropolitan Opera (La fille du regiment), Opernhaus Zurich (Turco in Italia) and Bregenzer Festspiele (Rigoletto). He returns to Deutsche Oper Berlin to conduct their new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann and a special charity gala performance featuring renowned international singers. Enrique was recently made a Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres reflecting his significant contribution to musical life in France.
Anna Caterina joins Enrique and the London Philharmonic Orchestra between performances of the critically acclaimed Les Troyens at the Wiener Staatsoper where she is taking on the role of Cassandre in David McVicar’s iconic production. She will finish the year with a tour of the Circuito Lombardo performing La Voix Humaine in Pavia, Cremona, Brescia, Bolzano, and Como, and a recital at La Monnaie with long-time accompanist Donald Sulzen.
For more information and tickets to ‘French Fancies’, please visit the London Philharmonic Orchestra website.