Fabio Luisi, Jamie Barton, Anne Schwanewilms Headline Dallas Symphony’s 2020-21 Season

By David Salazar
(Credit: Sylvia Elzafon)

The Dallas Symphony has announced its 2020-21, which launches the tenure of famed conductor Fabio Luisi as Music Director. For the purposes of this article, the focus will be on opera and vocal performances.

The season will open with a gala concert led by Luisi that will feature music of Massenet, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, and Wagner.

Performance Date: Sept. 12, 2020

Anne Schwanewilms will interpret Richard Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” under the baton of Luisi. The concert also features Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9. The ensemble will also head to Carnegie Hall for a performance of this program, which will also feature Unsuk Chin’s Frontispeiece.

Performance Dates: Oct. 9, 10, 12 (NY), 2020

Luisi conducts Verdi’s Requiem with Krassimira Stoyanova, Jamie Barton, Piero Pretti, and Wenwei Zhang.

Performance Dates: Oct. 29, 31, Nov. 1, 2020

Lawrence Loh leads performances starring soprano Ava Pine and the Dallas Symphony Chorus. The Children’s  Chorus of Greater Dallas.

Performance Date: Dec. 4-13, 2020

Luisi will conduct a concert performance of Verdi and Boito’s “Otello,” with Fabio Sartori, Alessandra Marianelli, and George Gagnidze.

Performance Dates: Feb. 20-23, 2021

The Women’s Voices of the Dallas Symphony Chorus will appear in a concert featuring Beethoven’s Overture to “The Creatures of Prometheus,” Holts’ “The Planets,” and the world premiere of Kareem Roustom’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Performance Dates: April 29, 31, May 1, 2021

Susanna Phillips and Nicholas Phan solo in a concert that features Handels’ “Zadok the Priest,” “The King Shall Rejoice,” his Organ Concerto in F Major, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2. Paul McCreesh conducts.

Performance Dates: May 20-22, 2021