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Lalla Roukh


Ryan Brown, conductor

Bernard Deletré, director
Anuradha Nehru,* choreographer
Chitra Kalyandurg,* assistant choreographer 

Colin K. Bills, lighting designer
Poonam Bhagat,* costume designer 


Marianne Fiset,* Lalla Roukh

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Noureddin

Nathalie Paulin, Mirza

Bernard DeletréBaskir

David Newman, Bakbara

Andrew Adelsberger, Kaboul


Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus


*company debut


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mariannefiset-thumbSoprano Marianne Fiset has been hailed by critics and audiences alike since she was awarded five top prizes from the Montreal International Music Competition, including the First Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award.  In 2008, she received the “New Artist of the Year” Opus Prize and was named Young Soloist 2008 by the Public Francophone Radios (Radio France - Radio Suisse-Romande - RTBF Belgique - Radio Canada). Winter 2012 found Ms. Fiset at the Paris Opera (Bastille) singing the title role in Massenet’s Manon, and at Calgary Opera as Mimi in La Bohème. With Jean Marie Zeitouni on the podium, Ms. Fiset was heard as Malwina in a rare performance of Marschner’s der vampyr at the Festival de Lanaudiere. Mahler and Symphony No. 4 claimed her attention with Orchestra London and Orchestre symphonique de Laval in October of 2011.

She was later heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 75th Birthday “Prima Donna” Concert and recording at the Glenn Gould Studio. She has given recitals in London, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Vancouver, Montréal and Québec City in repertoire ranging from the works of Liszt and Rachmaninoff to Berlioz and Villa-Lobos. Ms. Fiset will make her Kennedy and Lincoln Center debuts with Opera Lafayette in Lalla Roukh.