Parsifal in Toulouse

AurÈlien Bory, director of a small, avant garde theater company in Toulouse, staged a spellbinding Parsifal at the ThÈ‚tre du Capitole, Toulouse’s famed Orchestre National du Capitole in the pit…

LucrËce Borgia in Toulouse

This famed murderess worked her magic on Toulouse’s ThÈ‚tre du Capitole stage, six dead including her beloved long lost son. It was Victor Hugo’s carefully crafted 1833 thriller recrafted by…

La Walkyrie in Toulouse

The Nicolas Joel 1999 production of Die Walk¸re seen just now in Toulouse well upholds the Airbus city’s fame as Bayreuth-su-Garonne (the river that passes through this quite beautiful, rich…

Tristan et Isolde in Toulouse

Tristan first appeared on the stage of the ThÈ‚tre du Capitole in 1928, sung in French, the same language that served its 1942 production even with Wehrmacht tanks parked in…

La Favorite in Toulouse

French mistresses are much in the news these days, and now the ThÈ‚tre du Capitole’s new production of Donizetti’s La Favorite has added considerable fuel to the fire.