Elīna Garanča Becomes Honorary Member of the Wiener Konzerthaus

By Francisco Salazar

The Wiener Konzerthaus has named Elīna Garanča an honorary member of the institution.

The famed concert hall announced the news via a social media post in which it showcased the mezzo’s name being engraved into the list of honorary members.

Garanča joins a list of artists that includes Martha Argerich, Teodor Currentzis, Wynton Marsalis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Martin Grubinger, among others.

The mezzo-soprano last performed at the hall in January in a program that included music by Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, among many others. 

Up next, Garanča performs at the Teatro alla Scala in “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Parsifal” at the Wiener Staatsoper. She also goes on tour with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra this summer.