Diana Damrau, Simon Keenlyside & Florian Boesch To Be Featured In Wigmore Hall’s 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Jiyang Chen/ Robert Workman)

Wigmore Hall has announced its 2020-21 Season with a number of recitals from some of the world’s greatest singers.

The season will include a plethora of performances, including chamber music, song, piano, early music, contemporary music, and jazz. For this article, we will highlight singers.

Some of the biggest highlights of the season will include recitals from Christian Gerhaher, René Pape, Diana Damrau, Gerald Finley, Marianne
Crebassa, Sabine Devieilhe, Sir Simon Keenlyside and Alice Coote.

Wigmore Hall will also support a song project focused on mental health and male suicide prevention. Starting on Blue Monday, tenor David Webb will cycle from Truro to Wigmore Hall, to be joined by friends and colleagues for a special performance of “Winterreise,” raising funds for mental health charities. Among the soloists on the evening are Alessandro Fisher, Rupert Charlesworth, and Benedict Nelson.

Florian Boesch will be the resident artist and there will also be French exchange recitals. Meanwhile, Dame Sarah Connolly, Maria Agresta, Ian Bostridge, Miah Person, Anna Lucia Richter, Nicky Spence, Julia Kleiter, Julian Prégardien and Stuart Jackson will join in the Mendelssohn celebration.

Other soloists will include John Brancy, Luca Pisaroni, Anna Prohaska, Lise Davidsen, Marlis Petersen, Benjamin Appl, Elsa Dreisig. There will be a series dedicated to the Cardiff Singer of he World competition with winners Andrei Kymach, Sooyeon Lee, Roman Arndt, and Mingjie Lei performing.

Finally, the the semi-finals and finals for the Kathleen Ferrier Awards will be showcased.