Javier Camarena, Erin Morley, Luca Pisaroni, Regula Mühlemann Headline Mozart Week 2021

By David Salazar

The Mozarteum has announced its slate for Mozart Week in 2021, set to take place between Jan. 21 and 31.

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

The festivities will kick off with a concert performance moderated by Festival Director Rolando Villazón and starring baritone Simon Keenlyside, flutist Mathilde Calderini, and harpist Xavier de Maistre performing music from “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Così fan tutte,” among others. The Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg will be conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson.

Performance Date: Jan. 21, 2021

Soprano Katharina Konradi and tenor Jonathan Abernethy will perform alongside the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble and conductor Thomas Hengelbrock as they take on music from “Così fan tutte” and “Le Nozze di Figaro.”

Performance Date: Jan. 22, 2021

Soprano Regula Mühlemann and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Robin Ticciati will perform “Exsultate Jubilate” and Symphony in E-flat major KV 543.

Performance Date: Jan. 23, 2021

Daniel Barenboim will conduct the Wiener Philharmoniker in a performance featuring mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa. The mezzo will perform concert arias while Barenboim will perform the Piano Concerto in D Major KV 537.

Performance Date: Jan. 23, 2021

Tenor Daniel Behle will perform arias from “Così fan tutte,” “Die Zauberflöte,” and “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” in a concert alongside the Freiburger Barockorchester under the musical direction of Kristian Bezuidenhout.

Performance Date: Jan. 24, 2021 

Magdalena Kozena will perform arias from “Le Nozze di Figaro” in a showcase featuring the Camerata Salzburg and the dancers of the Salzburg Landestheaters.

Performance Date: Jan. 24, 2021

L’Arpeggiato and the Bachchor Salzburg, under the musical director of Christina Pluhar, will perform Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D-Minor and the Requiem in D-Minor in a performance featuring soprano Elena Sancho-Pereg, mezzo-soprano Maria Kataeva, tenor Paul Schweinester, and bass Dingle Yandell.

Performance Date: Jan. 25, 2021 

Sylvia Schwartz, Ema Nikolovska, Mauro Peter, and Luca Pisaroni will perform a program of lieder.

Performance Date: Jan. 26, 2021

Javier Camarena, Karine Deshayes, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Erin Morley headline a concert featuring arias from “Idomeneo” and the Mass in C-Minor. Alain Altinoglu conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Konzertvereingung Wiener, and Staatsopernchor.

Performance Date: Jan. 27, 2021 

Mark Milhofer, Bianca Tognocchi, Giulia Semenzato, Corinna Sceurle, and Petr Nekoranec will headline a concert performance of “ll Re Pastore.” Ivor Bolton conducts the Camerata Salzburg.

Performance Date: Jan. 28, 2021

Soprano Georgina Melville will perform the Kantate “Auf stimmet eure Saiten” in a program also featuring the overture from “Idomeneo” and the Piano Concerto in C Major KV 503. Riccardo Minasi conducts the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Bachchor Salzburg.

Performance Date: Jan. 29, 2021

Mojca Erdmann will lead the final concert of the week, performing arias from “La Clemenza di Tito” and concert arias. Václav Luks conducts the Collegium 1704.

Performance Date: Jan. 31, 2021