The LA Philharmonic has announced its 2018-19 season featuring some of the greatest stars in the world.
For this season announcement, we will solely concentrate on the operatic and vocal events. Take a look.
The LA Phil kicks off its baroque series with “L’arpeggiata” featuring musical director Christina Pluhar, soprano Céline Scheen, male soprano Vincenzo Capezzuto, and dancer Anna Dego. The concert will embark on a feisty and joyous exploration of Baroque and traditional music.
Performance Date: Nov. 4, 2018
The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale will join conductor Nicholas McGegan for Handel’s “Saul.” The dramatic oratorios will feature soloists Sherezade Panthaki, Yulia Van Doren, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Aaron Sheehan, Daniel Okulitch and Hadleigh Adams.
Performance Date: April 10, 2019
Colburn Celebrity Series
In the recital series Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee team up for a star-studded evening of arias and spirituals. Craig Terry joins the two on piano.
Performance Date: March 13, 2019
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts his Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind with mezzo-soprano Measha Brueggergosman. The program also includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
Tenor Michael Slattery performs Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings alongside Horn player Andrew Bain. Simone Young conducts the program which also includes Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes” and Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra
Performance Date: Feb. 1-3, 2019
Tan Dun’s evening-length oratorio “Buddha’s Passion” is conducted by Gustavo Dudamel featuring Sen Guo, Huiling Zhu, Kang Wang, and Shenyang.
Performance Date: Feb, 8-9 2019
Andrew Staples, Kelley O’Connor, and Davóne Tines join Salonen for Stravinsky’s “Requiem Canticles;” Introitus (TS Eliot in Memoriam), In memoriam Dylan Thomas; Mass; Elegy for JFK; Chorale Variations on “Von Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her” and Cantata
Performance Date: April 14, 2019
Paul Groves joins Salonen for all Stravinsky program that includes the composer’s “Orpheus” and “Perséphone.”
Performance Date: April 19-20 2019
Audra McDonald joins Esa-Pekka Salonen for an evening featuring Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” and Hindemith’s “Hin und zurück” and Cabaret selections.
Performance Date: April 26-28, 2019
Dudamel conducts Beethoven’s Mass in C and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Ailyn Pérez, Anna Larsson, David Portillo and Matthias Goerne.
Performance Dates: May 26, 2019
Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 comes to life with Gustavo Dudamel conducting a star-studded vocal ensemble that includes Tamara Wilson, Leah Crocetto, Joélle Harvey, Mihoko Fujimura, Tamara Mumford, Joseph Kaiser, Ryan McKinny and Morris Robinson.
Performance Dates: May 30-June 2, 2019