Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Joyce DiDonato, Eric Owens Lead Carnegie Hall’s 2021-22 SeasonBy Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Dario Acosta/Arielle Donoson/© Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical)
Carnegie Hall has announced its 2021-22 season featuring some of the world’s greatest artists. For the purpose of this article, we will only focus on the vocal works.
Here is the full slate:
Soprano Marija Jelic performs a recital alongside pianist Jasna Popovic.
Performance Date: Oct. 5, 2021
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann performs a wide repertoire alongside his long-term collaborator pianist Helmut Deutsch.
Performance Date: Oct. 9, 2021
Soprano Rachel Schutz gives a recital.
Performance Date: Nov. 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET, Weill Recital Hall
Jessica Vosk performs “My Golden Age” alongside pianist Mary-Mitchell Campbell.
Performance Date: Nov. 8, 2021, 8 p.m. ET, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra will perform at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
Performance Date: Dec. 10, 2021
Soprano Dawn Upshaw performs works by Talifero, Joachim, Shaw, and Treuting alongside pianist Gilbert Kalish and Sō Percussion.
Performance Date: Dec. 11, 2021
Mezzo-soprano Solange Merdinian performs a recital at the Weill Recital Hall.
Performance Date: Dec. 15, 2021
Vienna Boys Choir perform the concert “Christmas in Vienna.”
Performance Date: Dec. 19, 2021
The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra presents Handel’s “Messiah.”
Performance Date: Dec. 20 – 23, 2021
Soprano Renée Fleming performs Previn and Stoppard’s “Penelope” in the New York premiere alongside the Emerson String Quartet and pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Uma Thurman will narrate.
Performance Date: Jan. 23, 2022
Soloists of La Capella Reial de Catalunya perform Monteverdi’s “Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi.” Jordi Savall conducts and plays the violin.
Performance Date: Feb. 22, 2022
Mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre performs works by Antonio Vivaldi. Ensemble Jupiter accompanies.
Performance Date: March 10, 2022
Tenor Mark Padmore presents works by Beethoven and Schubert alongside pianist Mitsuko Uchida.
Performance Date: March 13, 2022
Christine Goerke performs Marie and Bo Skovhus sings the title role in a concert performance of Berg’s “Wozzeck.” The cast also includes Sasha Cooke, Christopher Ventris, Mauro Peter, and Franz Hawlata. Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Performance Date: March 15, 2022
The event “Forgotten voices” spotlights sopranos Allison Charney and Adrienne Danrich, baritone Jesse Blumberg, and bass Mark Risinger.
Performance Date: March 31, 2022
Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique presents songs by Ravel, Wolf, Richard Strauss, and Previn alongside pianist Gerold Huber.
Performance Date: April 2, 2022
Elza van den Heever performs Berg’s “Sieben frühe Lieder” and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder alongside pianist Vlad Iftinca.
Performance Date: April 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m. ET, Zankel Hall
The performance of Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” stars soprano Carolyn Sampson, contralto Avery Amereau, tenors Julian Prégardien and Andrew Staples, bass-baritone Matthew Brook, and baritone Philippe Sly. Bernard Labadie conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Performance Date: April 7, 2022, 8 p.m. ET, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Soprano Jennifer Rowley, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, tenor Rodrick Dixon, and bass-baritone Eric Owens present Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis.” Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Performance Date: April 8, 2022
Lyndon Woodside Oratoria Solo Competition Finals will take place at the Weill Recital Hall.
Performance Date: April 9, 2022, 1:30 p.m. ET
National Concert Chorus & Orchestra takes place at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
Performance Date: April 9, 2022, 8 p.m. ET
Joyce DiDonato performs a wide-ranging program that cycles from Handel to Ives, Gluck to Mahler. Maxim Emelyanychev conducts Il Pomo d’Oro.
Performance Date: April 23, 2022
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York Choral and Orchestral Programs take place at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
Performance Date: May 1, 2022
Countertenor Reginald Mobley performs Bach’s “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82. Bernard Labadie conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Performance Date: May 5, 2022
Emily D’Angelo stars in the title role of Handel’s opera “Serse” alongside Lucy Crowe, Neal Davies, and Daniela Mack. Harry Bicket conducts.
Performance Date: May 8, 2022
Tenor Karim Sulayman performs works by Franz Schubert alongside fortepianist Yi-heng Yang.
Performance Date: May 19, 2022
The Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition Winners Concert takes place at the Zankel Hall.
Performance Date: May 22, 2022
Soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Brandon Jovanovich, and bass-baritone Eric Owens perform Act one of Wagner’s “Die Walküre“ with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the MET Orchestra.
Performance Date: June 15, 2022
Joyce DiDonato sings a rich program by Berlioz alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the MET Orchestra.
Performance Date: June 16, 2022
Soprano Yoko Maria gives a recital.
Performance Date: June 23, 2022