Mahler To Dominate Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall Concerts

Esa-Pekka Salonen Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Philharmonia Orchestra Royal Festival Hall 080918

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra launches its Carnegie Hall series on May 31, 2017 and will showcase three diverse programs showcasing some of Mahler’s greatest vocal writing.

The series kicks off on May 31 with Susan Graham and Matthew Polenzani in selections from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” and Symphony No. 1. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the program.

On June 3, Salonen conducts mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill and tenor Stuart Skelton in Mahler’s “Das Lied Von der Erde.” The program also includes Schumann’s Symphony No. 3

The final concert will take place on June 6 with Salonen featuring mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter Mahler’s “Blumine” and “Kindertotenlieder.” The concert will also feature violinist Christian Tetzlaff in the Sibelius Violin Concerto. The concert will also include Mahler’s seventh symphony.

The Metropolitan Opera recently closed its season after celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The company is now planning its 2017-18 season, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 25 with Sondra Radvanovsky starring as Bellini’s “Norma.” The production is also set to star Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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