A real highlight should be Dmitri Tcherniakov's house debut, directing Il Trovatore. Marc Minkowski (!) conducts his first Verdi opera, and the cast is headed by Scott Hendricks, Misha Didyk and Marina Poplavskaya.
La Fura dels Baus produce Enescu's Oedipe, which is conducted by Leo Hussain (surely in line to get an opera house of his own some time soon).
Krzysztof Warlikowski's highly-praised production of Cherubini's Médée returns. Les Talens Lyriques are conducted by Christophe Rousset and the cast includes Nadja Michael as Médée, Kurt Streit, Christianne Stotijn, Vincent Le Texier and Laura Claycomb.
Another welcome revival is Stefan Herheim's Rusalka. It's conducted by Ádám Fischer with Myrto Papatanasiu and Tatiana Monogarova sharing the title role.
A strong programme of operas in concert is headed by Rossini's Otello, conducted by Evelino Pido with Gregory Kunde, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Giovanni Furlanetto, Dmitry Korchak and Dario Schmunck. The others are Krol Roger, Theodora and Haydn's Orlando Paladino.