Joyce DiDonato, Jamie Barton, Benjamin Bernheim, Adriana Gonzalez to headline Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-23 season
The Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its composition for the 2022-23 season.
Led by musical director Aziz Shokhakimov for its second season, the Orchester Philharmonique de Strasbourg will offer multiple concerts, an international tour and a four-year partnership with Medici.tv and Warner Classics for streaming and recording opportunities.
This article will focus on vocal performance only.
The opening job is Verdi’s Requiem. Shokhakimov conducts soloists Krassimira Stoyanova, Jamie Barton, Benjamin Bernheim and Ain Anger. They are joined by the Choir of the Opéra National du Rhin and the Brno Philharmonic Choir at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès in Strasbourg. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Medici.tv.
Performance date: September 9, 2022
Next comes that of Franz Schreker “The Treasure Hunter.” Late Romantic German opera was nearly lost to Nazi invasions during its first performances. Thomas Blondelle, Helena Juntunen, Paul Schweinester, Derek Welton and Doke Pawels will take on the lead roles in this rarely seen opera. Christof Loy directs and Marko Letonja directs.
“The Treasure Hunter” will be sung in German with French and German surtitles. The first series of performances will take place at the Opéra national du Rhin and the second at Mullhouse.
Performance dates: October November 28, – 8, 2022 & November 27 & 29, 2022
by Handel “Messiah” the holiday festivities begin. Ton Koopman conducts Elisabeth Breuer, Maarten Engeltjes, Tilman Lichdi, Andreas Wolf, alongside the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir at the Palace of Music and Congress at 8 p.m.
Performance date: December 14, 2022
Soprano Rachel Harnish and the Orchester Philharmonique de Strasbourg will give two concerts from the program entitled “darling freedom” led by Oksana Lyniv. Harnish performs Richard Strauss’s “Four Last Songs”. Both concerts will take place at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès at 8 p.m.
Performance dates: January 26 & 27, 2023
Back at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Gergely Madaras will conduct the Orchester National de Lille and the soprano Christina Gansch. “In the heart of Vienna” includes works by Schubert, Webern, Berg and Mozart. Gansch will perform Berg’s “Sieben frühe Lieder”. The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Performance date: February 10, 2023
“The Human Voice” de Poulenc stars Patricia Petibon as Elle. The one-act tragedy will be sung in French with German and French surtitles. Also on view is “Aeriality,” an orchestral work by Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Concerts take place at the Opéra national du Rhin.
Performance dates: February 18 -26, 2023
Poulenc’s second round “The Human Voice” will take place in Mullhouse with the same cast and other details.
Performance dates: March 12 -14, 2023
The next concert broadcast live on Medici.tv and recorded is a concert version of Bizet “Carmen. » Joyce DiDonato sings the title role alongside Micheal Spyers as Don José. John Nelson conducts the Chorus of the Opéra national du Rhin. Both performances take place at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès.
Performance dates: April 4 & 6, 2023
This production of “Carmen” will be revived on the UK leg of the tour at the Royal Albert Hall.
Performance date: April 14, 2023
by Rimsky-Korsakov “The Story of Tsar Saltane” takes place at the Opéra national du Rhin. Ante Jerkunica takes on the title role and is joined by Svetlana Aksenova and Stine Marie Fischer. Aziz Shokhakimov directs alongside Dmitri Tcherniakov’s direction.
Performance dates: May 5 – 13, 2023
“The Story of Tsar Saltane” will be performed again with the same cast at Mullhouse.
Performance dates: May 26 & 28, 2023
Elisabeth Teige, Adriana Gonzalez, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Mischa Schelomianski star in Puccini’s production “Sunflower” at the Opéra national du Rhin. Domingo Hindoyan is conductor and Emmanuelle Bastet is director.
Performance dates: June 9-20, 2023
The final vocal production for the 2022-23 seasons will be the same production of “Sunflower” held at Mullhouse.
Performance dates: July 2 & 4, 2023