Jakub Józef Orlinski, Lea Desandre, Davide Luciano Headline the 2021 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

By David Salazar

The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2021 season, which includes over 50 events between July 13 through August 29, 2021.

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances.


It all starts with Pasquini’s “Idalma.” The showcase will star Arianna Vendittelli, Anita Rosati, Margherita Maria Sala, Rupert Charlesworth, Juan Sancho, Morgan Pearse, and Carlo Lepore. Alessandro De Marchi conducts a production by Alessandra Premoli.

Performance Dates: August 6-16, 2021

Flore van Meerssche, Julie Goussot, Alice Lackner, Joan Francesc-Folqué Giménez, and Eric Price headline Johann Mattheson’s “Boris Goudenow.” Andrea Marchiol conducts a production by Jean Renshaw.

Performance Dates: August 19-24, 2021

Telemann’s “Pastorelle en Musique” will be conducted by Dorothee Oberlinger and directed by Nils Niemann. The opera stars Lydia Teuscher, Marie Lys, Alois Mülhbacher, Virgil Haringer, and Florian Götz.

Performance Dates: August 23-26, 2021


Countertenor Valer Sabadus will headline “A Musical Banquet” which will feature music by Dowland, Purcell, Caccini, and Kapsberger.

Performance Date: August 7, 2021

“Grappa, Scotch & Bourbon” will be headlined by tenor Jeffrey Francis. The showcase will feature music by Geminiani, Barsanti, McGibbon, Munro, and Oswald.

Performance Date: August 9, 2021

Countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski will perform a concert alongside Il pomo d’oro featuring music by Cavalli, Boretti, Bononcini, Händel, Conti, and Predieri.

Performance Date: August 13, 2021

Lea Desandre will appear alongside Ensemble Jupiter in music by Vivaldi, Provenzale, Destouches, Viviani, Schürmann, and De Bottis.

Performance Date: August 17, 2021

Sophie Rennert, Emile Renard, Davide Luciano, Luigi De Donato, and Nile Senatore will headline a concert alongside the Innsbrucker Festenwochenorchester. The program will feature music by Pasquini and Charpentier.

Performance Date: August 18, 2021

Soprano Stéphanie Varnerin will join forces with L’Astrée for “Lost in Arcadia.” The concert will include music by Cesarini, Corelli, and Stradella.

Performance Date: August 27, 2021