Carnegie Hall announced its 2018-19 season featuring some of the world’s greatest singers and musicians. To stick with opera, we will only be highlighting the singers who will be featured in the season.
Mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot will be featured with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner in an all-Berlioz program. The program will feature selections from “Les Troyens.”
Performance Date: Oct. 14, 2018
Tenor Michael Spyres joins Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique for all-Berlioz program. He will be featured in Lélio and the program will also include the Symphonie fantastique.
Performance Date: Oct. 15, 2018
Christiane Karg and Elisabeth Kulman perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with the Czech Philharmonic under the direction of Semyon Bychov. The Prague Philharmonic Choir will also be featured in the concert.
Performance Date: Oct. 28, 2018
Joyce DiDonato joins the Philadelphia Orchestra alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin in a program that includes Wagner’s Prelude to “Lohengrin,” the New York Premiere of Mason Bate’s Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, Chausson’s “Poème de l’ amour et de la mer,” and Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome.”
Performance Date: Nov. 13, 2018
Renée Fleming joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons in all Strauss program featuring the Sextet, Moonlight Music, and Final Scene from “Capriccio.” It will also feature “Also sprach Zarathustra.”
Performance Date: March 19, 2019
Performance Date: April 6, 2019
Harry Bicket continues his tradition leading the English Concert in a concert performance of a Handel work. This year Handel’s “Semele” will be the elected work. The cast includes Brenda Rae (Semele), Elizabeth DeShong (Juno/Ino), Soloman Howard (Cadmus/Somnus), Benjamin Hulett (Jupiter), Christopher Lowrey (Athamas) and
Ailish Tynan (Iris).
Performance Date: April 14, 2019
Lydia Teuscher, Iestyn Davies, Robin Tritschler, and Matthew Brook will be featured in Bach’s Mass in B Minor under the direction of Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy.
Performance Date: May 7, 2019
Verdi’s rare masterpiece “I Vespri Sicilianni” makes a concert appearance with Gianandrea Noseda conducting the Teatro Regio di Torino. Angela Meade leads a cast that also includes Piero Pretti, Luca Salsi and Michele Pertusi.
Performance Date: May 19, 2019
The Met Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera orchestra continues its Carnegie Hall tradition by being featured in three concerts.
Valery Gergiev conducts pianist Daniil Trifonov in Schumann’s Piano Concerto and also leads the orchestra in Schubert’s Symphony No.9 “The Great.”
Performance Date: May 18, 2018
The orchestra will also perform a program that has yet to be announced. No conductor or soloist has been announced either.
Performance Date: June 3, 2019
For the final program, Elīna Garanča and Yannick Nézet-Séguin join forces for Mahler’s Rückert Lieder. The program also includes Bruckner Symphony No.7.
Performance Date: June 14, 2019