Elīna Garanča, Joyce DiDonato & Günther Groissböck Highlight Musikverein Wien’s 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Paul Schirnhofer/DG/Chris Singer)

The Musikverein Wien has announced its 2020-21 Season featuring a number of great stars.

For this article of the Austrian concert hall, vocal performances have been highlighted.

Michael Havlicek joins the Philharmonia Schrammeln for “Schlawi(e)nerisches.”

Performance Date: Oct. 6, 2020

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Haydn’s Die Schöpfung. Oratorium with soloists Christiane Karg, Benjamin Bruns, and Florian Boesch.

Performance Date: Oct. 15, 2020

Christiane Karg and Gerold Huber perform Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” and “Rückert-Liede.”

Performance Date: Oct. 22, 2020

Peter Keuschnig conducts mezzo-soprano Ute Döring in a program of music by Frank Martin.

Performance Date: Oct. 26, 2020

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Schmidt’s “Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln” with soloists Christian Elsner, Stephen Milling, Christina Landshamer, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmidt, and Jan Martinik.

Performance Date: Nov. 1 & 2, 2020

Jakub Hrůša conducts the Wiener Symphoniker in music by Leoš Janáček and Antonín Dvořák. The concert will include soloists Kateřina Kněžíková, Alžběta Poláčková, and Svatopluk Sem.

Performance Dates: Nov. 11 & 12, 2020

Elīna Garanča and Malcom Martineau perform a recital of music by Strauss, Rachmaninov, Guridi, and Zarzuela.

Performance Date: Nov. 17, 2020

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Simone Schneider, Marina Prudenskaja, Klaus Florian Vogt, and René Pape. The concert also includes Symphony No. 2.

Performance Date: Nov. 22, 2020

Wolfgang Holzmair joins the Altenberg Trio for an evening of Beethoven and Smetana.

Performance Date: Nov. 23, 2020

Martin Haselböck conducts the Orchester Wiener Akademie with Theodora Raftis, Patricia Nolz, Daniel Johannsen, and Christoph Filler in music by Bach. 

Performance Date: Dec. 6, 2020

James Newby and Joseph Middleton perform a recital with music by Beethoven, Britten, Mahler, and Schubert.

Performance Date: Dec. 10, 2020

Zubin Mehta and Camilla Nylund team up with the Wiener Philharmoniker for music by Strauss, Webern and Berg.

Performance Date: Dec. 11, 2020

Stefan Gottfried conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien in Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with Marlis Petersen, Andrew Staples, and Florian Boesch.

Performance Date: Dec. 12, 2020

Simon Keenlyside and Graham Johnson  perform lieder by Mahler, Brahms, Wolf, and Ravel.

Performance Date: Dec. 15, 2020

Vivica Genaux joins Rubén Dubrovsky and the Bach Consort Wien in music by Hasse, Pollarolo, Torri, Sellitto, and Bononcini.

Performance Date: Jan. 15, 2021

Vera-Lotte Boecker and Sarah Tysman perform music by Ullmann and Weill.

Performance Date: Jan. 26, 2021

Josh Lovell and Pedro Costa perform music by Britten, Fauré, and Liszt.

Performance Date: Jan. 28, 2021

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Wiener Symphoniker in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Genia Kühmeier.

Performance Dates: Feb. 10 & 11, 2021

Peter Keuschnig conducts Klaudia Tandl, Alexander Kaimbacher, and Adrian Eröd in music by Britten, Marin and De Falla.

Performance Date: Feb. 15, 2021

Noa Beinart and Ewa Danilewska perform a recital of music by Schubert, Schumann, and Mahler.

Performance Date: Feb. 24, 2021

Sabine Devieilhe  and Mathieu Pordoy perform Lieder by Mozart and R. Strauss.

Performance Date: Feb. 25, 2021

Valery Gergiev conducts the Marrinsky Theatre Orchestra in Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex.” The work stars Alexander Mikhailov, Yulia Matochkina, Roman Burdenko, Mikhail Petrenko, and Alexander Timchenko. The concert will also include Stravinsky’s “Capriccio” for Piano and Orchestra with Denis Matsuev.

Performance Date: March 7 & 8, 2021

Günther Groissböck and Malcolm Martineau will perform a recital of music by Schumann, Mussorgsky, and Tosti.

Performance Date: March 18, 2021

Stefan Gottfried conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with Sabine Devieilhe, Elisabeth Kulman, Michael Schade, Florian Boesch, Manuel Walser, and Werner Güra.

Performance Date: March 20, 2021

Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva join the Wiener Philharmoniker for a Haydn concert.

Performance Date: March 20, 2021

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with guest soloist Barbara Hannigan. The program includes music by Schubert, Mahler, Dutilleux, Debussy, and Ravel.

Performance Date: March 24, 2021

Dvořák’s Stabat Mater is set to be perfomed by Manfred Honeck leading the Wiener Symphoniker and soloists Genia Kühmeier, Benjamin Bruns, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, and Christof Fischesser.

Performance Date: April 10 & 11, 2021

Cecilia Bartoli sings a Bel Canto program with Les Musciens du prince and Gianluca Capuano.

Performance Date: April 12, 2021

Elisabeth Kulman and Eduard Kutrowarz perform a recital of music by Brahms, Schubert, Loewe, and Wolf.

Performance Date: April 22, 2021

Hector Berlioz’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed Vincent Le Texier, Loic Tezier, and Marie-Nicole Lemiuex. Fancois-Xavier Roth conducts the Orchestre de Paris.

Performance Dates: April 25 & 26, 2021

Peter Keuschnig conducts Ute Döring, Alexander Kaimbacher, Sabine Zwick, and Eric Lamb in music by Kowalsky, Resch, Purgina, and Florey.

Performance Date: April 19, 2021

Peter Keuschnig conducts a program of music by Ravel, Janáček and Bartók. Soloists include Adrian Eröd  and Tina Zerdin.

Performance Date: May 3, 2021

Marc Minkowski conducts the ORF RSO Wien in music by Kurt Weill and Henryk Górecki. Elena Tsallagova is the soloist.

Performance Date: May 6, 2021

Johanna Wallroth performs alongside Aoi Murase and Simeon Goshev.

Performance Date: May 10, 2021

Patricia Nolz performs a recital alongside Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Maximilian Kromer in music by Zemlinsky, Brahms, Schönberg, and Korngold.

Performance Date: May 11, 2021

Daniela Fally performs alongside the Philharmonia Schrammeln in a program entitled “Wiener Frauenherzen.”

Performance Date: May 16, 2021

Jakub Hrůša conducts the Symphonieorchester de Bayerischen Rundfunks in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Gerhild Romberger is the soloist.

Performance Date: May 20, 2021

Max Müller and Andreas Lübke perform in recital.

Performance Date: May 28, 2021

Tomáš Netopil conducts the Wiener Symphoniker in Mozart and Zemlinsky. Guest soloists include Adam Plachetka, Andrea Danková, and pianist Jasminka Stančul.

Performance Dates: June 5 & 6, 2021

Christian Thielemann and Erin Morley perform an all Strauss program with the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Performance Date: June 6, 2021

Martin Haselböck conducts the Orchester Wiener Akademie in Händel’s “Alexander’s Feast or the Power of Music” with soloists Florian Boesch, Sherezade Panthaki, Guy Cutting, and Jeremy Joseph.

Performance Date: June 8, 2021

Max Müller presents three concerts. The first alongside Adamas Quartett and Volker Nemmer while the second will be alongside Tonč Feinig. The final concert will be alongside Andreas Lübke.

Performance Dates: June 11-13, 2021

Christoph Prégardien joins Stefan Gottfried and the Concentus Musicus Wien for an evening of Mozart and Haydn.

Performance Date: June 19, 2021

Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin team up for Schubert’s “Winterreise.”

Performance Date: June 27, 2021