NEW YORK – American soprano Renée Fleming will make rare opera appearances as Pat Nixon in a new production of John Adams’ “Nixon in China” at the Paris Opera next season.
The opera will have eight performances in the Bastille from March 25 to April 16, 2023, the company reported on Wednesday. Musical director Gustavo Dudamel will lead a cast that includes baritone Thomas Hampson as Nixon and soprano Kathleen Kim as Madame Mao. Directed by Valentina Carrasco.
Fleming, 63, stopped singing central roles in the repertoire in 2017, but continued with concerts and contemporary works, and received a Tony Award nomination in 2018 for his performance of Nettie Fowler in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” Fleming returns to the New York Metropolitan Opera for the stage premiere of Kevin Puts’ “The Hours,” which premieres Nov. 22 in the first of eight performances through Dec. 15.
The Paris Opera season includes new stagings of Strauss’s “Salome” (which will premiere on October 15 in the Bastille), Britten’s “Peter Grimes” (January 26 at the Palais Garnier), Thomas’ “Hamlet” (11 March in the Bastille), Handel’s “Ariodate” (April 20 at the Palais Garnier) and Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” (June 17 in the Bastille).
Soprano Anna Netrebko, abandoned by the Metropolitan Opera for not repudiating Russian President Vladimir Putin, will sing Leonora in a revival of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” on December 12 and 21 in the Bastille.
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Renée Fleming will play Pat Nixon at the Paris Opera in 2023
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