Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Rigoletto
Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse
Saimir Pirgu
Nicolas Joel
Saimir Pirgu stars in Rigoletto in Toulouse
Daniel Oren conducting, production by Nicolas Joel

Saimir Pirgu 

Saimir Pirgu - Duke of Mantua

Recent successes include: King Roger at the Royal Opera House in London under the baton of Antonio Pappano, Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore in Vienna, Alfredo in La Traviata in Berlin, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Arena in Verona Stefano Montanari directing, Riccardo in Un ballo in Maschera in Tel Aviv with Zubin Mehta, Verdi’s Requiem in Amsterdam with Marc Albrecht, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Paolo Arrivabeni conducting.

Plans include: Don Giovanni and a new production of I Capuleti e i Montecchi (under Marco Armiliato) at the Wiener Staatsoper; La Clemenza di Tito and Lucia di Lammermoor in Toulouse; La Traviata at the Royal Opera House in London and at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin; Falstaff in Chicago with Riccardo Muti; a new production of Madama Butterfly in Zurich; La Bohème and Macbeth at the Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona; a revival of King Roger in Sydney. On the concert side, Mr. Pirgu will sing again Verdi’s Requiem in Paris (under Gianandrea Noseda) and Luxembourg, Berlioz’ Requiem in Vienna (under Tugan Sokhiev), a series of concerts in Tokyo, and a gala concert at the Chorégies d’ Orange.

Nicolas Joel 

Nicolas Joel - director

Nicolas Joel has been Director of the Opéra National de Paris from 2009 to 2014.

He was Assistant Director at the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg from 1973 until 1978, then at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals as well as the San Francisco Opera.

He has been Artistic Director at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. His vast activity includes successful collaborations with the world's most prestigious opera houses: Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House in London, Wiener Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Royal Theatre of Copenhagen, Teatro Real de Madrid, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam and Stora Teatern in Gothenburg, Opernhaus Zürich, Theater und Philarmonie in Essen, Theater Bremen, Théâtre Municipal de Lausanne, Opera in Nancy, Opéra in Montpellier, Opéra de Nice, Opéra du Rhin and Opéra de Lyon. M° Joel directed Un Ballo in Maschera with Luciano Pavarotti, Debussy's La Demoiselle Elue and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Jessye Norman at the Opéra de Paris.

He signed several prestigious productions at the the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse: Boris Godounov , Die Walküre, Hamlet , Das Rheingold and Mignon, Roméo et Juliette and Werther , Siegfried, Götterdämmerung , Les Contes d'Hoffmann , Charpentier's Louise.

Mr. Joel's recent engagements include: La Rondine at the Royal Opera House in London, then at the San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in New York; Roméo et Juliette and Otello at the Chorégies d’Orange; Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Regio in Turin and Chicago; Falstaff at the Arena di Verona; La Forza del Destino at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Rigoletto with the Japan Opera Foundation; I Vespri Siciliani at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, then toured in Japan and in Naples; and La Forza del Destino at the Teatro Comunale in Florence then on tour in Japan. Plans include Werther at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

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