José Miguel Pérez-Sierra makes his debut at La Monnaie in Brussels


JOsé Miguel Pérez-Sierra Direct to Carmen in February, becoming the first Spanish director to direct a French opera in the 160 years of the belgian coliseum, in a production that subsequently, in March, he himself will carry Luxembourg Grand Theater.

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, one of the most important Spanish directors of his generation and of great international projection, adds a new stage to his career by climbing to the podium of La Monnaie-De Munt in Brussels, in which he will lead Carmen, Bizet; This is the first time that a Spanish director is in charge of a French opera in the European capital. In 2011, another spanish, Pablo Heras-Casado, led in The Mint contemporary opera Matsukaze, by Japanese Toshio Hosokawa, but no other Spaniard had directed in this theater since it was reopened in 1856 after the fire that destroyed it a year before.

Pérez-Sierra will direct five performances of the popular French opera (days 1, 5, 8, 10 Y 13 February) in a Festival d’Aix-En-Provence production in co-production with Les Théâtres De La Ville De Luxembourg and the Philadelphia Opera, with stage direction by Dmitri Tcherniakov. On stage it will tell, among others, with Ève-Maud Hubeaux as Carmen, Andrea Care as Don Jose, Anne-Catherine Gillet as Micäela and Jean-Sébastien Bou as Escamillo.

The Madrid director started the season 2021-2022 with a concert with the Orchester national de Metz and Hamilton from Holland to later conduct a concert with the soprano Lise Davidsen and the opera Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) in A Coruña; the opera Marina (on the 200th anniversary of E. Arrieta) and a symphonic concert with the Navarra Symphony at the Baluarte auditorium in Pamplona; has returned to the Opéra de Marseille with Armida (Rossini) and has offered concerts with the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (BARREL) in the National Music Auditorium and in the Alcobendas Auditorium and together with the Youth Orchestra of the Galician Symphony in A Coruña. in the remainder of the season, y tras su debut en La Monnaie-De Munt, will debut at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg with Carmen before returning to the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid to direct the staging of The barberillo Lavapies (Barbieri).