Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Ekaterina Semenchuk & Christian Gerhaher Lead Musikverein Wien’s 2021-22 Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: Julian Hargreaves / Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Jürgen Frank / Alexey Kostromin / Sony / Gregor Hohenberg)

The famed Austrian venue Musikverein Wien has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring concerts and recitals with some of the greatest performers in the world.

Here is the full slate.

Baritone Christian Gerhaher performs works by Schönberg and Berlioz alongside seven musicians ensemble.

Performance date: Oct. 3, 2021

Soprano Ilia Papandreou, tenor Daniel Behle, and baritone Samuel Hasselhorn perform Britten‘s “War Requiem” alongside the Wiener Symphoniker.

Performance dates: Oct. 9 – 10, 2021

Tenor Daniel Behle sings music by Grieg, Schubert, and Richard Strauss alongside pianist Oliver Schnyder.

Performance date: Oct. 12, 2021

Soprano Marlis Petersen, tenor Mauro Peter, and bass-baritone Florian Boesch perform Haydn’s oratorium “Die Jahreszeiten” alongside conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Performance dates: Oct. 19 – 20, 2021

A performance of Purcell’s semi-opera “The Fairy Queen” stars sopranos Mari Eriksmoen and Robin Johannsen, mezzo-soprano Patricia Nolz, tenor Andrew Staples, and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. Stefan Gottfried conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien.

Performance date: Oct. 23, 2021

Soprano Janel Frazee performs Copland’s “Eight poems of Emily Dickinson” alongside violinist Una Tone and the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.

Performance date: Oct. 23, 2021, Gläserner Saal

Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk perform excerpts from Verdi‘s “Aida,” Cilea‘s “Adriana Lecouvreur,” and Tchaikovsky‘s “The Queen of Spades.” Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Wiener Symphoniker.

Performance date: Oct. 24, 2021

Soprano Miriam Kutrowatz, alto Sophie Rennert, tenor Johannes Bamberger, and bass Christoph Filler present Mozart‘s “Requiem” alongside conductor Martin Haselböck.

Performance date: Nov. 1, 2021

Bass-baritone Florian Boesch sings lieder by Schumann and Wolf alongside pianist Malcolm Martineau.

Performance date: Nov. 4, 2021

Mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 alongside conductor Yutaka Sado and the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich.

Performance date: Nov. 6 -7, 2021

Soprano Elisabeth Wimmer, tenor Johannes Bamberger, and bass Stefan Zenkl present Haydn’s oratorio “Die Schöpfung” alongside conductor Johannes Hiemetsberger and the L’Orfeo Barockorchester.

Performance date: Nov. 8, 2021

Soprano Sofia Jernberg and baritone Holger Falk perform Czernowin’s “Atara” alongside conductor Christian Karlsen and the ORF RSO Wien.

Performance date: Nov. 9, 2021

Soprano Christiane Karg sings Mozart’s “Ch’io mi scordi di te” alongside pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and conductor Matthew Truscott.

Performance date: Nov. 16, 2021

Soprano Véronique Gens performs Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” alongside conductor Cristian Măcelaru.

Performance dates: Nov. 17 – 18, 2021

Soprano Sumi Jo sings various works alongside pianist Natalia Sidorenko.

Performance date: Nov. 19, 2021

Soprano Julia Lezhneva and bass-baritone Florian Boesch perform music by Händel. Stefan Gottfried conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien.

Performance date: Nov. 20, 2021

Soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, tenors Mark Padmore and Andrew Staples, and baritones Georg Nigl and Roderick Williams present Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” alongside Sir Simon Rattle and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Performance date: Nov. 21, 2021

A performance of Bach’s “Weihnachtsoratorium” spotlights soprano Theodora Raftis, alto Reginald Mobley, tenor Samuel Boden, and bass José Antonio López. Martin Haselböck conducts.

Performance date: Dec. 4, 2021

Mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa sings music by Mahler, Berg, Ravel and Chausson alongside pianist Alphonse Cemin.

Performance date: Dec. 6, 2021

Baritone Christian Gerhaher performs works by Brahms alongside pianist Gerold Huber.

Performance date: Dec. 10, 2021

Baritone Georg Klimbacher sings various works alongside conductor Gottfried Rabl.

Performance date: Dec. 13, 2021

Mezzo-soprano Yulia Savrasova and tenor 7Ray sing various arias alongside conductor Vasilis Tsiatsianis and the Donau Philharmonie Wien.

Performance date: Dec. 14, 2021

Bass Günther Groissböck sings various works alongside the Philharmonia Schrammeln.

Performance date: Dec. 18, 2021

A soprano soloist yet to be announced performs with the Vienna Imperial Philharmonics.

Performance dates: Dec. 22, 2021 – Jan. 3, 2022

Soprano Caroline Melzer performs the New Year concert alongside conductor Alfred Eschwé.

Performance dates: Jan. 2 – 5, 2022

Soprano Caroline Melzer performs the New Year concert alongside conductor Lorenz Aichner.

Performance date: Jan. 9, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Anja Mittermüller, tenors Jan Petryka, Angelo Pollak, Johannes Bamberger, David Jagodic, baritones Clemens Kölbl and Georg Klimbacher, and basses Martin Summer and Robert Holl perform works by Franz Schubert alongside pianist Sir András Schiff.

Performance date: Jan. 13, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch sings Chausson’s ” Poème de l’amour et de la mer” alongside conductor Alain Altinoglu.

Performance dates: Jan. 26 – 28, 2022

Baritone Maolin Zhang, sopranos Samantha Chong and Xiong Chenchen, and tenors Jiang Jing and Guotong Wang sing works by Beethoven alongside conductor Gustav Ka Lok Mak and the Global Symphony Orchestra.

Performance date: Feb. 1, 2022

Soprano Christina Landshamer and bass Tareq Nazmi present Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” alongside conductor Ivor Bolton and the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich.

Performance dates: March 6 – 8, 2022, 3:30 p.m CET

A performance of Leoš Janáček‘s “Glagolitic Mass” spotlights soprano Evelina Dobračeva, alto Lucie Hilscherová, tenor Aleš Briscein, and bass Jan Martiník. Thomas Quasthoff narrates, while Katia and Marielle Labèque play the piano. Semyon Bychkov conducts the Tschechische Philharmonie.

Performance date: March 6, 2022, 7:30 p.m. CET

A performance of Bohuslav Martinů’s opera buffa “Dvakrát Alexandr” stars soprano Klaudia Tandl, mezzo-soprano Sophie Rennert, tenor Alexander Kaimbacher, baritone Georg Klimbacher, and bass Neven Crnić. Peter Keuschnig conducts.

Performance date: March 7, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená sings music by Brahms, Dvořák, Mussorgsky, Bartók, and Martinů alongside pianist Ohad Ben-Ari.

Performance date: March 12, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone present Thomas Adès “Totentanz.” The composer conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Performance date: March 25, 2022

Bass-baritone Florian Boesch performs works by Bach, Mahler, and Schönberg alongside conductor Martin Haselböck.

Performance date: March 26, 2022

Soprano Camilla Tilling and bass-baritone Florian Boesch present Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” alongside conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Performance dates: April 3 – 4, 2022

Soprano Jeanine de Bique and countertenor Terry Wey perform Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” alongside conductor Rubén Dubrovsky and the Bach Consort Wien.

Performance date: April 7, 2022

Soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Jonas Kaufmann present Lieder by Schumann and Brahms alongside pianist Helmut Deutsch.

Performance date: April 13, 2022

Soprano Adela Zaharia performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 alongside conductor Yutaka Sado.

Performance dates: April 23 – 24, 2022, Grosser Saal

Baritone Max Müller sings various music alongside pianist Volker Nemmer.

Performance date: April 23, 2022

Soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker presents Berg’s Suite from opera “Lulu” alongside conductor Joana Mallwitz.

Performance date: April 24, 2022

Soprano Cornelia Horak, tenor Previn Moore, and baritone Mel Stein perform works by Mozart, Duit, Beethoven, and Händel alongside the Camerata Wien.

Performance dates: April 29 – May 1, 2022

Soprano Camilla Nylund presents Strauss’ “Vier Letzte Lieder” alongside conductor Christian Thielemann and the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Performance date: May 2, 2022

Sopranos Jeanine de Bique and Simona Šaturová, and tenor Tilman Lichdi perform Stravinsky’s “La Symphonie de Psaumes” alongside conductor Herbert Blomstedt.

Performance date: May 8, 2022, 11 a.m. CET

Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli sings music by Haydn, Schubert and Rossini alongside pianist Sir András Schiff.

Performance date: May 8, 2022

Tenor Mark Padmore presents works by Beethoven and Schubert alongside pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

Performance date: May 11, 2022

A soprano soloist yet to be announced sings music by Bruckner and Scelsi alongside conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Performance dates: May 14 – 15, 2022

Soprano Lise Davidsen performs Strauss’ “Vier Letzte Lieder” alongside Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Performance date: May 15, 2022

Soprano Julia Kleiter and baritone Christian Gerhaher perform music by Zemlinsky. Christian Thielemann conducts the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.

Performance dates: May 30, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and tenor Andrew Staples present Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde.” Sir Simon Rattle conducts.

Performance date: June 5, 2022