Berlioz’s Les Troyens, which opens on Sunday, 14 October, marks the first time Joyce Didonato appears in a new production at the Vienna State Opera. In fact, she has only ever sung there twice before – as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia in 2009 and at a solo recital in 2016.
Les Troyens has not been staged at the Staatsoper since 1981.
Joyce sings Dido. Brandon Jovanovich is Enée. Cassandra is played by Anna Caterina Antonacci.
Sir David MacVicar directs (in a co-pro with Covent Garden), Alain Altinoglu conducts.