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Dec 18, 21

Staatsoper, Vienna

Strauss R., Arabella
Vienna State Opera
Patrick Lange, Conductor
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Director
Rolf Glittenberg, Set Designer
Marianne Glittenberg, Costume Designer
Anna Gabler, Arabella
Chen Reiss, Zdenka
Christopher Maltman, Mandryka
Benjamin Bruns, Matteo
Kurt Rydl, Count Waldner
Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31

Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Antwerp

Verdi, Falstaff
Tomáš Netopil, Conductor
Christoph Waltz, Director
David Warren, Set Designer
Judith Holste, Costume Designer
Thomas Johannes Mayer, Sir John Falstaff
Jacquelyn Wagner, Alice Ford
Johannes Martin Kränzle, Ford
Julien Behr, Fenton
Anat Edri, Nannetta
Iris Vermillion, Mistress Quickly
Kai Rüütel, Meg Page
Koor Opera Vlaanderen
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen
Dec 16, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31 mat, eve, 2018 Jan 07, 13, Feb 20, 21 mat, Mar 03, 11, 16, Apr 01, 29

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)
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Bock, Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Rufus Didwiszus, Set Designer
Max Hopp, Tevye
Dagmar Manzel, Golde
Talya Lieberman, Tzeitel
Alma Sadé, Hodel
Maria Fiselier, Chava
Johannes Dunz, Motel Kamzoil
Jens Larsen, Lazar Wolf
Barbara Spitz, Yente
Jan-Frank Süße, Mordcha
Peter Renz, Rabbi
Denis Milo, Mendel
Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 2018 Jan 02, 04, 06

L'Opéra des Nations, Geneva

Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
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Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) (Nouvelle production)
Stefan Blunier, Conductor
Alan Woodbridge, Conductor
Christian Räth, Director
Leslie Travers, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jean Pierre Furlan, Sándor Barinkay
Christophoros Stamboglis, Kálmán Zsupán
Mélody Louledjian, Arsena
Jeannette Fischer, Mirabella
Loïc Felix, Ottokar
Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Czipra
Eleonore Marguerre, Saffi
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Dec 15, 18, 21

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia: Sala Principal, Valencia

Verdi, Don Carlo(s)
Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia
Ramón Tebar, Conductor
Marco Arturo Marelli, Director
Dagmar Niefind, Set Designer
Alexander Vinogradov, Philip II
Andrea Carè, Don Carlo
Plácido Domingo, Rodrigo
Maria José Siri, Elisabetta di Valois
Violeta Urmana, Princess Eboli
Dec 21, 27, 29, 2018 Jan 06, 14, 16, Feb 15, 17

Stadttheater, Bern

Anna Karenina
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Hubay, Anna Karenina
Stadttheater Bern
Jochen Hochstenbach, Conductor
Adriana Altaras, Director
Christoph Schubiger, Set Designer
Nina Lepilina, Costume Designer
Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Anna Karenina
Lilian Farahani, Kitty
Jinsook Lee, Dolly
Franka Friebel, Fürstin Schtscherbatzky
Ulrike Schneider, Matrone
Zurab Zurabishvili, Graf Wronsky
Cloete Andries, Lewin
Nazariy Sadivskyy, Leutnant Jaschwin
Todd Boyce, Stefan Oblonsky
Iyad Dwaier, Oberleutnant Machotin, Fürst Serpukowsky
Samuel Thompson, Wladimir
Young Kwon, Graf Karenin
David Parkin, Fürst Schtscherbatzky
Chor des Stadttheaters Bern
Bern Symphony Orchestra
Dec 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 2018 Jan 01

Opéra de Lyon, Lyon

La Cenerentola
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Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Opéra de Lyon
Stefano Montanari, Conductor
Stefan Herheim, Director
Daniel Unger, Set Designer
Esther Bialas, Costume Designer
Cyrille Dubois, Don Ramiro
Nikolay Borchev, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Renato Girolami, Don Magnifico
Clara Meloni, Clorinda
Katherine Aitken, Tisbe
Michèle Losier, Angelina (Cinderella)
Simone Alberghini, Alidoro
Choeurs de l'Opéra de Lyon
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon
Dec 15, 21, 28
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Nicholas Carter, Conductor
Götz Friedrich, Director
Herbert Wernicke, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Davide Luciano, Count Almaviva
Thomas Lehman, Count Almaviva
Federica Lombardi, Countess Almaviva
Seth Carico, Figaro
Alexandra Hutton, Susanna
Irene Roberts, Cherubino
Stephen Bronk, Doctor Bartolo
Ronnita Miller, Marcellina
Gideon Poppe, Don Curzio
Burkhard Ulrich, Don Basilio
Andrew Harris, Antonio
Marrero Meechot, Barbarina
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra
Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus
Dec 21, 30, 2018 Jan 07, 12, 20, 28, Feb 02
Bellini, Norma
Giancarlo Andretta, Conductor
Stéphane Braunschweig, Director, Set Designer
Thibault Vancraenenbroeck, Costume Designer
Katarina Karnéus, Norma
Ida Falk Winland, Adalgisa
Tomas Lind, Pollione
Karin Hammarlund, Clotilde
Daniel Ralphsson, Flavio
Anders Lorentzson, Oroveso
Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Dec 16, 21 mat, eve

Nationaltheater, Munich

Hänsel und Gretel
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Eun Sun Kim, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
John Macfarlane, Set Designer
Sebastian Holecek, Peter / Father
Elsa Benoit, Gertrude / Mother , Gretel
Rachael Wilson, Hänsel
Kevin Conners, Witch
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Witch
Paula Iancic, Dew Fairy
Selene Zanetti, Sandman
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Dec 21 mat

Opernhaus, Leipzig

Hänsel und Gretel
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Ulf Schirmer, Conductor
Birgit Eckenweber, Director
Alexander J Mudlagk, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jürgen Kurth, Peter / Father
Kathrin Göring, Gertrude / Mother
Sandra Janke, Hänsel
Magdalena Hinterdobler, Gretel
Dan Karlström, Witch
Mirjam Neururer, Dew Fairy, Sandman
Kinderchor der Oper Leipzig
Jugendchor der Oper Leipzig
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Dec 16, 19, 21, 26 mat, 29
Puccini, La bohème
Andrea Battistoni, Conductor
Benedict Andrews, Director
Johannes Schütz, Set Designer
Victoria Behr, Costume Designer
Sergey Romanovsky, Rodolfo
Eleonora Buratto, Mimì
Mattia Olivieri, Marcello
Olga Kulchynska, Musetta
Thomas Oliemans, Schaunard
Gianluca Buratto, Colline
Matteo Peirone, Benoît, Alcindoro
Morschi Franz, Parpignol
Astrid van den Akker, Revival Director
Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Residentie Orkest
Dec 21, 26, 30, 2018 Jan 07 mat, 12

Opernhaus, Zürich

La fanciulla del West
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Puccini, La fanciulla del West
Marco Armiliato, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Rufus Didwiszus, Set Designer
Klaus Bruns, Costume Designer
Catherine Naglestad, Minnie
Brandon Jovanovich, Dick Johnson
Scott Hendricks, Jack Rance
Jamez McCorkle, Nick
Pavel Daniluk, Ashby
Cody Quattlebaum, Jim Larkens
Omer Kobiljak, The Pony Express Rider
Donald Thomson, Billy Jackrabbit
Cheyne Davidson, Sonora
Karina Demurova, Wowkle
Yuriy Tsiple, Jake Wallace
Jonathan Abernethy, Trin
Valeriy Murga, Sid
Thobela Ntshanyana, Harry
Dmytro Kalmuchyn, Happy
Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich Opera Chorus
Thu 21 Dec at 18:30

Barbican Hall, London

Half Six Fix: Wonderful Town
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Bernstein, Wonderful Town (concert version)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Danielle de Niese, Eileen
Nathan Gunn, Bob Baker
Duncan Rock, Wreck
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 21, 26 mat

Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Oper Frankfurt
Nikolai Petersen, Conductor
Christof Loy, Director
Herbert Murauer, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Irina Simmes, Konstanze
Nora Friedrichs, Blondchen
Martin Mitterrutzner, Belmonte
Peter Marsh, Pedrillo
Andreas Bauer, Osmin
Christoph Quest, Bassa Selim
Olaf Winter, Lighting Designer
Tilman Michael, Choirmaster / chorus director
Frankfurt Opera Chorus
Opera Frankfurt Orchestra
Dec 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 mat, 31, 2018 Jan 02, 06

Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Liège

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Giampaolo Maria Bisanti, Conductor
Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, Director
George Petean, Rigoletto
Devid Cecconi, Rigoletto
Jessica Nuccio, Gilda
Lavinia Bini, Gilda
Giuseppe Gipali, The Duke of Mantua
Davide Giusti, The Duke of Mantua
Alessandro Spina, Sparafucile
Sarah Laulan, Maddalena
Chœur de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Orchestra de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Dec 15, 16 mat, eve, 18, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22, 23 mat, eve

Arcola Theatre, London

OperaUpClose's Eugene Onegin at Arcola Theatre
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
OperaUpClose
Sonia Ben-Santamaria, Conductor
Lucy Bradley, Director
Vise, Rosanna, Set Designer
Lucy Hall, Tatyana
Thorpe, Josephine, Tatyana
Felicity Buckland, Olga
Anthony Flaum, Lensky
Cliff Zammit-Stevens, Lensky
Felix Kemp, Eugene Onegin
Tom Stoddart, Eugene Onegin
Flora McIntosh, Filippyevna
Julian Debreuil, Zaretsky
Kathryn Hannah, Madame Larina
Michael Bradley, Monsieur Triquet
Daggett, Caroline, Mezzo-soprano
Alexandra Stenson, Soprano
Dec 16, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 2018 Mar 02, 03, 07, 10, 18, Apr 01

Opernhaus, Staatstheater, Hannover

West Side Story
Bernstein, West Side Story
Staatsoper Hannover
Joseph Olefirowicz, Conductor
Matthias Davids, Director
Mathias Fischer-Dieskau, Set Designer
Susanne Hubrich, Costume Designer
Stella Motina, Maria
Michael Pflumm, Tony
Carmen Danen, Anita
Taddeo Pelelgrini, Bernardo
Dennis Henschel, Riff
Wolfgang Scheiner, Doc
Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Ballett der Staatsoper Hannover
Dec 15, 21, 28, 30 mat

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Kurt Kopecky, Conductor
Suzanne Andrade, Director
Kristel Pärtna, Pamina
Iida Antola, Pamina
Aleksandra Olczyk, Queen of the Night
Matias Haakana, Tamino
Jussi Myllys, Tamino
Ville Rusanen, Papageno
Jussi Merikanto, Papageno
Jyrki Korhonen, Sarastro
Koit Soasepp, Sarastro
Margarita Nacér, Papagena
Johanna Isokoski, Papagena
Klaus Mäkelä, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Dec 17, 21, 2018 Jan 05, 30, Feb 12, 24, Mar 05, 11, 20

Staatsoper Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Ariodante
Handel, Ariodante
Oper Stuttgart
Giuliano Carella, Conductor
Jossi Wieler, Director
Nina von Mechow, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Diana Haller, Ariodante
Ana Durlovski, Ginevra
Gerald Thompson, Polinesso
Lauryna Bendžiūnaitė, Dalinda
Kai Kluge, Lurcanio
Matthew Brook, King of Scotland
Philipp Nicklaus, Odoardo
Sergio Morabito, Director
Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Dec 16, 21, 2018 Jan 07 mat, 17, 31, Feb 03, 09, Mar 04 mat, 23, Apr 15, 25

Oper Graz, Graz

Eugen Onegin
New production
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Oper Graz
Oksana Lyniv, Conductor
Robin Engelen, Conductor
Jetske Mijnssen, Director
Gideon Davey, Set Designer
Dieuweke van Reij, Costume Designer
Sophia Brommer, Tatyana
Yuan Zhang, Olga
Pavel Petrov, Lensky
Markus Butter, Eugene Onegin
Dariusz Perczak, Eugene Onegin
Alexey Birkus, Prince Gremin
Elisabeth Hornung, Filippyevna
Neven Crnić, Captain
Konstantin Sfiris, Zaretsky
Manuel von Senden, Monsieur Triquet
Christina Baader, Madame Larina
Mark von Denesse, Lighting Designer
Marlene Hahn, Dramaturgy
Bernhard Schneider, Tenor
Chor der Oper Graz
Extrachor der Oper Graz
Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
Dec 16, 21

Theater Duisburg, Duisburg

Das Rheingold
New production
Wagner, Das Rheingold
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Axel Kober, Conductor
Dietrich Hilsdorf, Director
Dieter Richter, Set Designer
Renate Schmitzer, Costume Designer
James Rutherford, Wotan
David Jerusalem, Donner
Bernhard Berchtold, Froh
Raymond Very, Loge
Stefan Heidemann, Alberich
Florian Simson, Mime
Thorsten Grümbel, Fasolt
Lukasz Konieczny, Fafner
Katarzyna Kuncio, Fricka
Anna Princeva, Freia
Ramona Zaharia, Erda
Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Woglinde
Kimberley Boettger-Soller, Wellgunde
Iryna Vakula, Flosshilde
Volker Weinhart, Lighting Designer
Bernhard F. Loges, Dramaturgy
Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Dec 17, 21, 29

Opernhaus, Düsseldorf

Madama Butterfly
New production
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Antonino Fogliani, Conductor
Joan Anton Rechi, Director
Alfons Flores, Set Designer
Mercè Paloma, Costume Designer
Liana Aleksanyan, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Zoran Todorovich, Pinkerton
Bogdan Baciu, Sharpless
Emma Sventelius, Suzuki
Peter Nikolaus Kante, The Bonze
Peter Aisher, Prince Yamadori
Johannes Preißinger, Goro
Sebastià Peris, The Imperial Commissioner
Maria Boiko, Kate Pinkerton
Volker Weinhart, Lighting Designer
Christoph Kurig, Choirmaster / chorus director
Bernhard F. Loges, Dramaturgy
Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Dec 21, 29, 2018 Jan 14, Feb 10

Staatstheater Darmstadt, Darmstadt

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Will Humburg, Conductor
Dietrich Hilsdorf, Director
Dieter Richter, Set Designer
Renate Schmitzer, Costume Designer
Krzystof Szumanski, Dutchman
Astrid Weber, Senta
Seokhoon Moon, Daland
Marco Jentzsch, Erik
Elisabeth Hornung, Mary
Michael Pegher, The Steersman
Orchester des Staatstheater Darmstadt
Dec 19, 21, 27

Semperoper, Dresden

Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Dresden State Opera
Omer Meir Wellber, Conductor
Markus Bothe, Director
Robert Schweer, Set Designer
Esther Geremus, Costume Designer
Günter Papendell, Eugene Onegin
Aga Mikolaj, Tatyana
Anke Vondung, Olga
Tomislav Mužek, Lensky
Tichina Vaughn, Filippyevna
Kwangchul Youn, Prince Gremin
Timothy Oliver, Monsieur Triquet
Sabine Brohm, Madame Larina
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
Dec 16, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29, 31

Opéra Bastille, Paris

La bohème
New production
Puccini, La bohème
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Manuel López Gómez, Conductor
Claus Guth, Director
Etienne Pluss, Set Designer
Eva Dessecker, Costume Designer
Atalla Ayan, Rodolfo
Benjamin Bernheim, Rodolfo
Sonya Yoncheva, Mimì
Nicole Car, Mimì
Artur Ruciński, Marcello
Aida Garifullina, Musetta
Alessio Arduini, Schaunard
Andrei Jilihovschi, Schaunard
Roberto Tagliavini, Colline
Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Dec 17 mat, 21, 25

Palais Garnier (Opéra de Paris), Paris

La clemenza di Tito
Mozart, La clemenza di Tito
Dan Ettinger, Conductor
Willy Decker, Director
John Macfarlane, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Valentina Naforniţă, Servilia
Christina Gansch, Servilia
Amanda Majeski, Vitellia
Aleksandra Kurzak, Vitellia
Antoinette Dennefeld, Annio
Angela Brower, Annio
Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Sesto
Marianne Crebassa, Sesto
Ramón Vargas, Tito
Michael Spyres, Tito
Marko Mimica, Publio
Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Dec 19 mat, 21, 23, 2018 Jan 04, 06, 11, 13, 16

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Royal Opera
Alexander Joel, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Michael Vale, Set Designer
Tanya McCallin, Costume Designer
Dimitri Platanias, Rigoletto
Sofia Fomina, Gilda
Lucy Crowe, Gilda
Michael Fabiano, The Duke of Mantua
Ivan Magrì, The Duke of Mantua
Andrea Mastroni, Sparafucile
Nadia Krasteva, Maddalena
Sarah Pring, Giovanna
Kathleen Wilkinson, Giovanna
James Rutherford, Monterone
Darren Jeffery, Monterone
Simon Shibambu, Count Ceprano
Francesca Chiejina, Countess Ceprano
Luis Gomes, Borsa
Dominic Sedgwick, Marullo
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Dec 15, 16, 17 mat, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Teatro Comunale, Bologna

Tosca
Puccini, Tosca
Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Aziz Shokhakimov, Conductor
Daniele Abbado, Director
Luigi Perego, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jolana Fogašová, Floria Tosca
Elena Rossi, Floria Tosca
Rudy Park, Mario Cavaradossi
Carlo Ventre, Mario Cavaradossi
Gábor Bretz, Baron Scarpia
Elia Fabbian, Baron Scarpia
Luca Gallo, Cesare Angelotti
Dave Monaco, Spoletta
Tommaso Caramia, Sciarrone
Nicolò Ceriani, Sacristan
Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Coro di Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Andrea Faidutti, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 17, 19, 21, 23

Teatro Costanzi, Teatro dell'Opera, Rome

La damnation de Faust
Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust (La Damnation de Faust)
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Damiano Michieletto, Director
Paolo Fantin, Set Designer
Carla Teti, Costume Designer
Pavel Černoch, Faust
Alex Esposito, Méphistophélès
Véronica Simeoni, Marguerite
Goran Jurić, Brander
Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Dec 21, 26, 2018 Jan 13, 17, 27

Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, Würzburg

Cosi fan tutte
New Production
Mozart, Così fan tutte
Mainfranken Theater Würzburg
Enrico Calesso, Conductor
Martina Veh, Director
Momme Hinrichs, Set Designer
Torge Møller, Costume Designer
Silke Evers, Fiordiligi
Marzia Marzo, Dorabella
Roberto Ortiz, Ferrando
Daniel Fiolka, Guglielmo
Taiyu Uchiyama, Don Alfonso
Akiho Tsujii, Despina
Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
Opernchor des Mainfranken Theaters
Dec 19, 21, 2018 Jan 03, 04, 05, 07 mat, 09, 10

Teatro La Fenice, Venice

La traviata
Verdi, La traviata
Teatro La Fenice
Enrico Calesso, Conductor
Robert Carsen, Director
Patrick Kinmonth, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Claudia Pavone, Violetta Valéry
Mihaela Marcu, Violetta Valéry
Iván Ayón Rivas, Alfredo Germont
Leonardo Cortellazzi, Alfredo Germont
Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Germont
Armando Gabba, Giorgio Germont
Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice
Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice
Dec 19, 21, 23, 25 mat, 27, 29, 31

Opéra Comique, Paris

Le Comte Ory
New Production
Rossini, Le Comte Ory
Opéra Comique
Louis Langrée, Conductor
Denis Podalydès, Director
Éric Ruf, Set Designer
Christian Lacroix, Costume Designer
Philippe Talbot, Count Ory
Julie Fuchs, Countess Adèle
Gaëlle Arquez, Isolier
Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Ragonde
Jean-Sébastien Bou, Raimbaud
Jodie Devos, Alice
Patrick Bolleire, Le gouverneur
Choeur Les Eléments
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées