Angel Blue, Juan Diego Flórez, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Lucerne Festival’s 2022 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Lucerne Festival in Switzerland has announced its 2022 season featuring a diverse program of works.

Here is a look at the vocal performances that the Swiss festival will offer this summer.

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with Andrè Schuen. The program includes Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” and Symphony No. 1 in D major.

Performance Dates: August 13, 2022

Cecilia Bartoli teams up with Les Musiciens du Prince and conductor Gianluca Capuano.

Performance Date: August 20, 2022

Iván Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Wagner’s Siegfried-Idyll and the first act of “Die Walküre.”

Performance Date: August 23, 2022

Alan Gilbert leads the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and NDR Vokalensemble and guests in the Gerwshins’s “Porgy and Bess.” Louisa Miller directs with a cast that includes Morris Robinson, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Chauncey Packer, Lester Lynch, Norman Garrett, Golda Schultz, Cameo Humes, Latonia Moore, Tichina Vaughn, and Njabulo Madlala.

Performance Date: August 25, 2022

The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Michael Sanderling with Angel Blue as a soloist. The program will include Lili Boulanger’s “D’un matin de printemps,” Strauss’ “Four Last Songs,” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.

Performance Dates: August 26, 2022

Antonio Pappano and Elīna Garanča team up with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for a program of Rossini, Ravel, and Rimski-Korsakov.

Performance Date: August 28, 2022

Philippe Herreweghe leads the Royal Concertgebouworkest in Haydn’s “The Creation” with soloists Robin Johannsen, Werner Güra, and Florian Boesch.

Performance Date: August 29, 2022

Juan Diego Flórez and Roberto González-Monjas join the Sinfonía por el Perú Youth Orchestra in works by Rossini, Donizetti, and Verdi along with selected zarzuela hits.

Performance Date: Sept. 2, 2022

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Angel Blue team up with the Philadelphia Orchestra for a program of Rachmaninoff, Valerie Coleman, and Brahms.

Performance Date: Sept. 4, 2022

Jakub Hrůša leads the Bamberger Symphoniker with soloists Angel Blue. The program will include Wagner’s “Prelude and Liebestod” from “Tristan und Isolde,” Alma Mahler’s selected lieder, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G major.

Performance Date: Sept. 10, 2022