Elina Garanča, Marlis Petersen & René Pape To Be Featured In Wigmore Hall 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Wigmore Hall’s 2018-19 Season has been announced 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 concentrate only on the singers.

Mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and Soprano Marlis Petersen will be featured as residents this season. Connolly will be featured  in a daytime masterclass, a performance with award-winning choir Tenebrae, and a program featuring Argento’s “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf.”

Meanwhile, Petersen will be featured in performances of Telemann with “Die Kölner Akademie” and Brahms’s “Liebeslieder-Walzer” with Anke Vondungo, Werner Güra, and Paul Armin Edelmann, and pianists Christoph Berner and Camillo Radicke.

The season will include a Schumann Song Series featuring a number of distinguished soloists including Florian Boesch, Christiane Karg, Anne Schwanewilms, Robin Tritschler, and Paula Murrihy. Malcolm Martineau accompanies all the soloists.

There will also be a Russian Song series with pianist Iain Burnside leading the celebration joined by Olena Tokar, Dmytro Popov, Pavel Kolgatin, and Andrey Zhilikhovsky.

There will also be a Ravel song series that includes performances from Miah Persson, Henk Neven, James Newby, Dame Sarah Connolly, Clara Mouriz, and Roderick Williams, all in the company of pianist Joseph Middleton

Sir George Benjamin will also get some spotlight, including a performance of his chamber opera “Into the Little Hill.” Benjamin will conduct the Ensemble Modern in his Palimpsest, presented at
London’s Roundhouse.

There will also be recitals dedicated to song by tenor Robin Tritschler, as well as Dorothea Röschmann, Roberta Invernizzi, Véronique Gens, Mark Padmore, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Andreas Scholl, and Michaela Schuster.

The Wigmore Hall will also include performances by superstars Elina Garanča, René Pape, and Thomas Adès.