Jonas Kaufmann’s Major Debut Among Vocal Highlights of Carnegie Hall 2017-18 Season

By David Salazar

Audiences will get the first taste of what Jonas Kaufmann’s “Tristan und Isolde” will sound like when he takes on the second act at Carnegie Hall next year.

The esteemed concert venue’s 2017-18 season was announced on Wednesday, fans learning that opera’s greatest stars will be everywhere on the schedule.

Kaufmann’s “Tristan” is the big one of course, a concert that he will give on April 12, 2018 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons conducting. Camilla Nylund will play Islde, Mihoko Fukimura will take on Brangäne and Georg Zeppenfeld will play King Marke.

Kaufmann will also be in recital on Jan. 20 as part of the schedule’s “Great Singers I” series. Renée Fleming will kick off that series on Oct. 23, 2017 singing the world premiere “Caroline Shaw,” a piece commissioned by Carnegie Hall. On Feb. 6, 2018 Mattias Goerne and pianist Daniil Trifonov will perform a program that includes Schumann, Berg and Wolf while Piotr Beczala will take the stage for a recital on Feb. 28, 2018. Martin Katz will accompany him.

The second series of “Great Singers” will feature Jamie Barton (Dec. 18, 2017), a celebration to Marilyn Horne (Jan. 28, 2018), Dorothea Röschmann (Feb. 13, 2018) and Lawrence Brownlee (April 24, 2018).

The singers showcased in the final series of “Great Singers” include Ruby Hughes (Oct. 13, 2017), Andrei Bondarenko (Dec. 8, 2017), Ying Fang (Feb. 23, 2018) and Julia Bullock (April 20, 2018).