The Bard Summerscape has announced its 2022 season dedicated to Rachmanioff.
Here is a look at the opera and the concert series it will present.
The festival is set to present Richard Strauss’s “Die Schweigsame Frau” in a fast-paced new production by Christian Räth. The opera will star Italian bass Andrea Silvestrelli, tenor David Portillo, soprano Jana McIntyre, and baritone Edward Nelson. Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra and Bard Festival Chorale.
Performance Dates: July 22-31, 2022
The season will be dedicated to the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the last great exponents of Russian Romanticism, who nevertheless embodied many contradictions. Through the prism of his life and career, “Rachmaninoff and His World” presents an illuminating series of concerts, pre-concert talks and panel discussions over the final two weekends of SummerScape.
On August 5–7, Weekend One traces the complex course the composer navigated between “Russia and Modernity,” and on August 12–14, Weekend Two investigates his relationship with the “New Worlds” he went on to conquer. There will be 12 concert programs spaced over the two weekends.