Jesús López Cobos returns to Wiener Staatsoper on 26 April to conduct a new Irina Brook production of Don Pasquale, starring Valentina as Norina. This will be the first time that Don Pasquale has been performed at Wiener Staatsoper in three decades, and also marks 25 years since López Cobos made his debut at the opera house.
As well as Valentina, the cast includes Juan Diego Flórez as Ernesto, Alessio Arduini as Dr. Malatesta and Michele Pertusi in the title role.
Also in the 2014/15 season López Cobos will conduct concerts with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and will be the president of the jury of the Géza Anda International Piano Competition in Zurich.
This season, Valentina has sung Gilda Rigoletto, Adina L’elisir d’amore, Musetta La bohème, Najade Ariadne auf Naxos for the Vienna Staatsoper, garnering praise for performances in which “she steals the show” (Merker Online).
After opening on 26 April, Don Pasquale runs until 11 May.