– This occasion marks his return to the Opéra de Metz and his 8th Puccini opera

January 2019

After achieving unprecedented success in Marseilles at the helm of the Rossini opera La donna del lago, the Spanish conductor José Miguel Pérez-Sierra will return another year to the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz (France) to conduct his eighth Puccini opera: Tosca. In fact, Pérez-Sierra will be taking on the tragedy of the singer-actress Floria Tosca and her lover, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, having already added the following Puccini operas to his repertoire: Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Bohème, Il Trittico –composed of Il tabarro, Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica– and Manon Lescaut.  The only operas remaining to complete the Italian composer´s entire catalogue are La fanciulla del West, La Rondine and the rarely performed Edgar and Le Villi.

Pérez-Sierra cannot contain his enthusiasm about his first Tosca. “This is an iconic opera, not only from among Puccini´s work, but from among the entire repertoire of operas.” There will be three performances, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th February in a new production directed by Paul-Émile Fourny, artistic director at the French opera house.

Among other upcoming engagements in José Miguel Pérez-Sierra´s diary are the zarzuela El barberillo de Lavapiés in Madrid, Carmen in Metz and L’italiana in Algeri at the Ópera Nacional de Chile.