Katia Kabanova in Toulon

K·?a Kabanov· is, they say, Jan·?ek’s first mature opera — it comes a mere 20 years after his masterpiece, Jen?fa.

Dialogues of the Carmelites in Toulon

Boasting one of France’s grandest opera houses (said to be the model for Paris’ OpÈra Garnier) Toulon hosts a season of five operas — Aida, Butterfly and Flute are hand in hand with Carmen and, yes, Dialogues des carmÈlites.