L’Orchestre de Paris has announced its 2018-19 season filled with a wide range of concerts showcasing modern masterpieces and favorites from the standard repertoire.
This season will include a number of vocal events featuring some of today’s greatest stars. Here is a look at what the season will offer opera lovers.
Jakub Hrůša conducts a concert that includes Renaud Capuçon and mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac in a program that includes Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question,” Bartok’s second violin Concerto, and Berlioz’s “La Mort de Cléopâtre.” The concert concludes with Janacek’s “Taras Bulba.”
Performance Dates: Sept. 19-20-2018
Daniel Harding and tenor Ian Bostridge join forces for Britten’s “Les Illuminations.” The concert also features Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 and Rameau’s “Hippolyte et Aricie.”
Performance Date: Oct. 10-11, 2018
Thomas Adès conducts mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and tenor Mark Padmore in Michael Tippet’s “A Child of our Time” oratorio. The concert also includes Berlioz’s “Les Francs-Juges” overture, Adès’ Polaris, voyage for orchestra.
Performance Dates: Nov. 7-8, 2018
Matthias Goerne sings “Six monologues from Jederman” by Martin. The concert, which will be conducted by Michael Sanderling, will also include Beethoven’s heroic Egmont Overture and Liszt’s Dante Symphony.
Performance Date: Nov. 15, 2018
To celebrate the holiday season, Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” suite will be performed as a family concert.
Performance Dates: Jan. 19-20, 2019
Adès’s “Totentanz” for baritone and mezzo-soprano will be performed under the direction of Daniel Harding. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 will also be showcased. Soloists will be announced a later point.
Performance Dates: Jan. 30-31, 2019
Renée Fleming takes the stage with New York Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden in a program that includes Schubert Lieder. The program will also include music by Britten, Barber, and Beethoven.
Performance Dates: Feb. 13-14, 2019
Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Berlioz’s Requiem. Soloists to be announced at later point.
Performance Dates: Feb. 20-21, 2019
Barbara Hannigan sings Abrahamsen’s “Let me tell you” alongside Daniel Harding conducting. The concert will also include Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy.”
Performance Dates: Feb. 27-28, 2019
Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece “Les Vepres” takes the stage with the Chorus of l’Orchestre de Paris.
Performance Dates: April 27, 2019
Daniel Harding and baritone Christian Gerhaher perform Britten’s landmark piece, the War Requiem. A soprano will be announced later.
Performance Dates: May 15-16, 2019