Jonas Kaufmann Headlines Boston Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 Season With ‘Tristan und Isolde’

By Francisco Salazar

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2017-18 season with Jonas Kaufmann headlining.

The German tenor will perform the second act of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” with Camilla Nylund as his Isolde. The concert will be performed once in Boston with Andris Nelsons conducting and will later be repeated in Carnegie Hall.

The season will also feature Frederica von Stade as both mezzo-soprano and host for the opening night concert celebrating Bernstein’s centennial.

BSO favorite Charles Dutoit will return for two programs of Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust” featuring Susan Graham as Marguerite, Paul Groves as Faust, and John Relyea as Mephistopheles. Graham will also be featured with the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.

Finally, Nelsons will continue his survey of Dmitri Shostakovich’s symphonies-being recorded live for future release by Deutsche Grammophon with symphonies 4, 11 (The Year 1905), and 14, the latter featuring soprano Kristine Opolais and bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.

The season runs from September to May.