Elīna Garanča, Cecilia Bartoli, Alice Coote & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Lucern Festival’s 2021 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Lucerne Festival has announced its 2021 summer season.

For this article, we will only concentrate on vocal performances at the Swiss festival.

Riccardo Chailly conducts Gun-Brit Barkmin in a program that includes Mahler and Berg.

Performance Date: August 13, 2021

Riccardo Chailly conducts Elīna Garanča in Mahler’s “Rückert-Lieder.” The program also includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major.

Performance Date: August 14, 2021

Cecilia Bartoli joins Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco and Gianluca Capuano for “An Afternoon at the Opera.”

Performance Date: August 22, 2021

Riccardo Muti and Alice Coote team up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Britten, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky.

Performance Date: August 23, 2021

Les Arts Florissants and William Christie perform Handel’s “Partenope” with Sophie Daneman directing a semi-staged production. The work features Soloists from the “Jardin des Voix” Class of 2021.

Performance Date: Sept. 3, 2021

Clemens Heil conducts Daniela Argentino, Juliet Fraser, and Charlotte Lorenz in music by Rebecca Saunders.

Performance Date: Sept. 4, 2021

Juan Diego Flórez joins the Sinfonía por el Perú Youth Symphony in a program of opera arias and orchestral works by Rossini, Verdi, Gounod, and Puccini along with Latin-American songs.

Performance Date: Sept. 5, 2021

Jakub Hrůša conducts Zürcher Sing-Akademie  in music by Iris Szeghy, Miroslav Srnka, Aribert Reimann, and György Kurtág.

Performance Date: Sept. 6, 2021

Sir Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená perform music by Ondřej Adámek and Mahler.

Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2021

The festival will present “Taschenoper Lübeck” based on Hansel and Gretel.

Performance Date: Sept. 11, 2021

Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Verdi’s “Falstaff” with a cast that includes Nicola Alaimo, Tassis Christoyannis, Francesco Demuro, Eva Mei, Sylvia Schwarz, Laura Polverelli, and Yvonne Naef.

Performance Dates: Sept. 12, 2021