Freddie De Tommaso, Alice Coote, Lise Davidsen, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Angel Blue Lead BBC Prom’s 2022 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The BBC Proms has announced its 2022 season. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the festival.

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi’s Requiem on the First Night of the 2022 BBC Proms. Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Jennifer Johnston, Freddie De Tommaso, and Kihwan Sim are the soloists.

Performance Date: July 15, 2022

David Bates and La Nuova Musica lead Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” Alice Coote, James Newby, Gemma Summerfield, Madeleine Shaw, Nardus Williams, Nicky Spence, and Tim Mead.

Performance Date: July 19, 2022

The BBC Singers join the BBC Concert Orchestra and Chief Conductor Bramwell Tovey for a Platinum Jubilee celebration of music and royalty spanning six centuries.

Performance Date: July 22, 2022

Ethel Smyth’s “The Wreckers” will be presented by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in a concert version. Karis Tucker, Philip Horst, James Rutherford, Rodrigo Porras Garulo, Lauren Fagan, Donovan Singletary, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, and Marta Fontanals-Simmons atar with Robin Ticciati conducting.

Performance Date: July 24, 2022

In Vaughan Williams’s anniversary year, Andrew Manze and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform his majestic A Sea Symphony alongside musical seascapes by Grace Williams and Doreen Carwithen. Elizabeth Llewellyn and Andrew Foster-Williams are the soloists.

Performance Date: July 27, 2022

Brahms’s A German Requiem and Jennifer Walshe’s The Site of an Investigation will be performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Great Britain, conducted by Ilan Volkov. Soloists include Elena Tsallagova and Shenyang.

Performance Date: July 28, 2022

Puccini’s “Il tabarro” will be performed by the Hallé and Music Director Sir Mark Elder with soloists George Gagnidze, Natalya Romaniw, Ivan Gyngazov, and Daniela Barcellona. The program also includes music by Paul Dukas and Ottorino Respighi.

Performance Date: July 30, 2022

Ukrainian musicians join together in a special addition to the Proms, to play Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven, and Ukraine’s leading living composer, Valentin Silvestrov. Anna Fedorova, Liudmyla Monastyrska, and the Ukranian Freedom Orchestra are led by Keri-Lynn Wilson.

Performance Date: August 3, 2022

Soprano Miah Persson, violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and Principal Conductor Ryan Bancroft join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in music by Mahler, Mendelssohn, and Caroline Shaw.

Performance Date: August 3, 2022

In the second of three all-Mozart Proms with his Mahler Chamber Orchestra colleagues, Norwegian conductor-pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performs music from the year 1786. He is joined by Christiane Karg.

Performance Date: August 7, 2022

Conductor Daniele Rustioni leads the Ulster Orchestra in music by Mahler, Wagner, and Schumann, as well as Richard Strauss’s “Four Last Songs” with soprano Louise Alder.

Performance Date: August 9, 2022

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Holst’s “The Planets,” and British baritone Roderick Williams premieres Matthew Kaner’s haunting new commission “Pearl.” The program also features music by Richard Strauss.

Performance Date: August 10, 2022

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under its Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard will perform a program by Ravel, Beethoven and Nielsen. Soloists include Behzod Abduraimov, Elizabeth Watts, and Benjamin Appl.

Performance Date: August 17, 2022

Handel’s lavish 1749 oratorio “Solomon” will be performed by The English Concert and the BBC Singers and will star Iestyn Davies, Joélle Harvey, Benjamin Hulett, and Ashley Riches. Sofi Jeannin conducts.

Performance Date: August 19, 2022

Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D major will feature Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Soloists include Nardus Williams, Bethan Langford, Robert Murray, and Božidar Smiljanić.

Performance Date: August 20, 2022

Zubin Mehta conducts the Australian World Orchestra in music by Anton Webern, Claude Debussy, and Johannes Brahms. Siobhan Stagg is featured as a soloist.

Performance Date: August 23, 2022

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony with soloists Louise Alder and Dame Sarah Connolly. The London Symphony Orchestra is also featured with Harrison Birtwistle’s music also included in the program.

Performance Date: August 24, 2022

The virtuoso chamber choir The Sixteen performs Tallis’s extraordinary 40-part “Spem in alium” under Harry Christophers.

Performance Date: August 24, 2022

Claire Barnett-Jones and Simon Lepper perform a recital of music by Joseph Horovitz, Ethel Smyth, Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Errollyn Wallen.

Performance Date: August 29, 2022

John Butt and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment lead Bach’s Mass in B minor with Iestyn Davies, Mary Bevan, Rachel Redmond, Guy Cutting, and Matthew Brook.

Performance Date: August 29, 2022

Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius”  will be conducted by Edward Gardner and feature the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorusa nd soloists Allan Clayton and Jamie Barton.

Performance Date: August 31, 2022

George Walker’s “Lilacs” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor will feature Nicole Cabell, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Zwakele Tshabalala and Ryan Speedo Green. The Chineke! Chorus and Chineke! Orchestra are led by Kevin John Edusei.

Performance Date: Sept. 2, 2022

Music, dance, theatre, video, audio soundscapes, and haute couture come together in a unique project in the vast space of Printworks London for “Glass/Handel.” Works by Händel and Philip Glass will be performed by Anthony Roth Costanzo.

Performance Date: Sept. 3, 2022

Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis” will fetaure Lucy Crowe, Ann Hallenberg, Giovanni Sala, and William Thomas. The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique will be led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Performance Date: Sept. 7, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra will be led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and feature soprano Angel Blue in music by Samuel Barber, Valerie Coleman, and Beethoven.

Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2022

The Last Night of the Proms 2022 will feature Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Lise Davidsen and Dalia Stasevska. The program will include music by James B. Wilson, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Richard Wagner, Pietro Mascagni, Giuseppe Verdi, Doreen Carwithen, Karl Davydov, Thomas Arne, Edward Elgar, and Hubert Parry.

Performance Date: Sept. 10, 2022