January 26, 2024


Yet another major role debut for Erika Grimaldi, who, on January 26, 2024, will interpret for the very first time the protagonist of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Comunale Bologna, in a new production by Leo Muscato and under the musical direction of Oksana Lyniv. She will share the stage with Luciano Ganci as Des Grieux, Claudio Sgura as Lescaut, Giacomo Prestia as Geronte, Paolo Antognetti as Edmondo, Bruno Lazzaretti  (Maestro di ballo, Aloisa Aisemberg (un musico), Cristiano Olivieri (un lampionaio), Costantino Finucci (Comandante). She will sing two additional performances on January 28 and 31, 2024.

The Asti-born soprano recently received wide acclaim and glowing reviews at the Teatro Comunale Bologna with two other role debuts: Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chénier and Leonora di Vargas in La forza del destino. Additionally, last season she added to her repertoire the title role of Aida at the Teatro Regio Torino (where in October 2023 she reprised her signature role of Mimì in La bohème)

Another iconic Puccini heroine awaits Erika Grimaldi, as next month she will debut Floria Tosca at the Ópera de las Palmas in Spain.