Anna Netrebko, Asmik Grigorian & Cecilia Bartoli Highlight Revised Salzburg Festival Season

By Francisco Salazar
(Image Source / Credit: Askonas Holt / Dario Acosta / Cecilia Bartoli Official Website)

The Salzburg Festival has announced its revised edition. Here is a look at the vocal performances.


Franz Welser-Möst Conducts R. Strauss’ Elektra in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski. The production stars Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Aušrine Stundyte, Asmik Grigorian, Michael Laurenz Aegisth, and Derek Welton. 

Performance Dates:  August 1- 24, 2020

Joana Mallwitz conducts Christof Loy’s production of Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte.” The cast includes Elsa Dreisig, Marianne Crebassa, Andrè Schuen, Bogdan Volkov, Lea Desandre, and Johannes Martin Kränzle.

Performance Dates: August 2-18, 2020

Canto Lirico 

Sonya Yoncheva joins the Cappella Mediterranea and conductor Leonardo García Alarcón for an evening of music by Purcell, Caldara, and Monteverdi.

Performance Date: August 14, 2020

Anna Netrebko and  Yusif Eyvazov perform excertps from Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades,” “Iolanta” and “Eugene Onegin.” The Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and maestro Mikhail Tatarnikov join the two stars.

Performance Date: August 25, 2020

Juan Diego Flórez and Vincenzo Scalera perform a recital with music by Massenet, Strauss, Verdi, Puccini, Mendelssohn. Bellini, and Lalo.

Performance Date: August 26, 2020

Cecilia Bartoli performs alongside Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco and Gianluca Capuano in works by Handel.

Performance Dates: August 27, 2020

Lied Recitals 

Matthias Goerne and Jan Lisiecki perform an evening of music by Beethoven.

Performance Date: August 18, 2020

Benjamin Bernheim is joined by Carrie-Ann Matheson for an evening of music by Berlioz, Strauss. Schumann, and Duparc.

Performance Dates: August 19, 2020