Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Xavier Sabata & Franco Fagioli Lead Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala has announced its 2022-23 season featuring many operatic performances and vocal highlights.

Here is a look.

Marta Mathéu and Alex Potter join the Vespres d’Arnadí and Dani Espasa for works by Händel, Porpora, Geminiani, Steffani, and Bononcini.

Performance Date: Oct. 5, 2022

Only the sound remains” by Kaija Saariaho will feature Michał Sławecki, Bryan Murray, Kaiji Moriyama, and the vocal quartet of Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana. The opera will also include the Quartet Ardeo, conductor Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, and stage director Aleksis Barrière.

Performance Date: Oct. 14, 2022

André Schuen joins the Ensemble of the Orchestra of the Valencian Community and conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń for Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Performance Date: Oct. 17, 2022

Christiane Karg, Sarah Gilford, Lucile Richardot, Franco Fagioli, Nicholas Phan, Alex Rosen, star in Handel’s “Ariodante” with Il Pomo d’Oro and George Petrou.

Performance Date: Nov. 3, 2022

The Cor Amics de l’Òpera de Sabadell and Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès perform Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” under Daniel Gil de Tejada.
Performance Date: Nov. 5, 2022
Salvador Vidal, Coral Cantiga, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, and Rubén Gimeno pay tribute to Ennio Morricone.

Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2022

Sara Bañeras and Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès perform Waltzes and Valses from the Strauss family. Xavier Puig conducts.
Performance Date: Dec. 17, 2022

The Orchestre des Champs Élysées and Philippe Herreweghe lead Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” with soloists Eleonore Lyons, Eva Zaïzick, Ilker Arcayürek, and Thomas Bauer. 

Performance Date: Dec. 21, 2022

Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” will be performed by the Cor Amics de l’Òpera de Sabadell, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, and Sergi Roca.
Performance Date: Feb. 25, 2023

Joan Seguí, Andrew Ackerman, Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana, and Christoph Siebert perform music by Schutz, J. Ch. Bach, and Mendelssohn.

Performance Date: Feb. 26, 2023

Montverdi’s “Il ritorno d’Ulisse” will star Mark Padmore, Sara Mingardo, and Giuseppina Bridelli. The Cor de cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana and Europa Galante will be led by Fabio Biondi. 

Performance Date: March 11, 2023

Christoph Prégardien and Roger Vignoles perform Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin.” 

Performance Date: March 15, 2023
The Vox Luminis, Freiburger Barockorchester, and Lionel Meunier join forces for Bach’s “St. Matthew’s Passion.”
Performance Date: March 30, 2023
The Collegium Vocale Gent will be conducted by Philippe Herreweghe in Bach’s “Johannes Passion.

Performance Date: March 31, 2023

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, and John Eliot Gardiner perform Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232. 

Performance Date: April 11, 2023
Assumpta Mateu, Jordi Domènech, Toni Marsol, Aurélien Gignoux, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, and Xavier Puig perform Cruixent’s Concert for percussion and orchestra “Focs d’Artifici” and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Performance Date: April 15, 2023Xavier Sabata, Vespres d’Arnadí and Dani Espasa perform rare baroque gems.

Performance Date: April 29, 2023

Juan Diego Flórez and Vincenzo Scalera perform songs and opera arias.

Performance Date: May 24, 2023

Marzena Diakun, conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with María Hinojosa, Marta Valero, Marc Sala, Josep-Ramón Olivé, Orfeó Català and Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès. 

Performance Date: May 27, 2023

Arianna Vendittelli, Delphine Galou, Sophie Rennert, Marina de Liso, Filippo Mineccia, and Bruno Taddia star in Vivaldi’s “Il Tamerlano” with the Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone.

Performance Date: May 30, 2023

Joyce DiDonato, Il Pomo d’Oro, and Maxim Emelyanychev bring “Eden” to the Palau with works by Ives, Portman, Cavalli, Händel, Gluck, Mahler, Wagner, Valentini, Marini, and Myslivecek.

Performance Date: June 6, 2023