Iréne Theorin, Lise Davidsen & Franz Welser-Möst Highlight Lincoln Center 2020-21 Great Performers Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

Lincoln Center has announced its 2020-21 Great performers Season, featuring number of vocal and orchestral works.

For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works only.

The season will open with the first event in the series “Symphonic Masters,” featuring soprano Lauren Snouffer, mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman, tenor Julian Prégardien and bass Peter Kellner in his New York debut. The program will consist of Feldman’s Rothko Chapel, Mozart’s Requiem and Mozart’s Ave verum corpus, K. 618. Franz Welser-Möst will conduct The Cleveland Orchestra.

Performance Date: October 4, 2020

Next in the line of the vocal works will be the New York premiere of “Supernova” by director Netia Jones, featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan. The work is a co-production of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.

Performance Dates: October 16 & 17, 2020

The second event in the series “Chamber Orchestras” will showcase soprano Dorothee Mields, mezzo-soprano Margot Oitzinger, countertenor Alex Potter, tenor Guy Cutting and bass Peter Kooij. They will perform Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232. Philippe Herreweghe will conduct the Collegium Vocale Gent.

Performance Date: December 12, 2020

A concert performance of Strauss’ “Elektra” will feature sopranos Iréne Theorin and Lise Davidsen, mezzo-soprano Anna Larsson, and bass Peixin Chen. Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Performance Date: January 25, 2021

The third event in the “Chamber Orchestras” series will feature soprano Carolyn Sampson, mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland, tenor Zachary Wilder, and bass-baritone Christian Immler. They will perform Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor, K.427. Masaaki Suzuki will conduct the Bach Collegium Japan.

Performance Date: January 26, 2021

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will give a solo recital featuring sacred and secular songs.

Performance Date: February 6, 2021

In the remaining part of the program, works by Beethoven, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Bartók, Schumann and Bruckner will be presented, among others.