Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Kristine Opolais, Jonathan Tetelman, Michael Spyres Headline Theater an der Wien’s 2021-22 SeasonBy David Salazar
The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2021-22 season, which will include operas ranging from the baroque era through 2006.
First up will be Cavalieri’s “Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo,” which will be conducted by Giovanni Antonini and directed by Robert Carson. The work will star Anett Fritsch, Florian Boesch, Cyril Auvity, and Saniel Schmutzhard, among others.
Performance Dates: Sept. 19 – 29, 2021
Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” will be conducted by Raphael Schluesselberg and directed by Philipp M. Krenn. Sofia Vinnik and Ekaterina Protsenko will star as the lovers with Miriam Kutrowatz and Anita Rosati alternating as L’Amour.
Performance Dates: Oct. 2-21, 2021
Christof Loy will direct a production of “Peter Grimes” starring Eric Cutler, Agneta Eichenholz, and Hanna Schwarz, among others. Thomas Guggeis conducts.
Performance Dates: Oct. 16-25, 2021
Peter Maxwell Davies’ “The Lighthouse” will star Andrew Morstein, Sebastià Peris, and Ivan Zinoviev. Michael Zlabinger conducts a production directed by Georg Zlabinger.
Performance Dates: Oct. 28-29, 2021
Izabela Matula and Leonard Capalbo will headline “La Wally.” Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts a production by Barbora Horáková.
Performance Dates: Nov. 12-25, 2021
Tobias Picker’s “Thérèse Raquin” will star Valentina Petraeva, Andrew Morstein, and Juliette Mars.” Jonathan Palmer Lakeland conducts a production by Christian Thausing.
Performance Dates: Dec. 6, 2021 – Jan. 20, 2022
Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” will star Bejun Mehta, Louise Alder, Christophe Dumaux, and Patricia Barton, among others. Ivor Bolton conducts a production by Keith Warner.
Performance Dates: Dec. 14-31, 2021
Performance Dates: Jan. 18-30, 2022
“Jenufa” will star Svetlana Aksenova, Nina Stemme, Pavol Breslik, and Pavel Cernoch. Marc Albrecht conducts a production directed by Lotte de Beer.
Performance Dates: Feb. 16-28, 2022
Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” will star Andrew Morstein, Sebastià Peris, Sofia Vinnik, and Ivan Zinoviev. George Jackson conducts a production by Christoph Zauner.
Performance Dates: March 8-26, 2022
Gerster’s “Enoch Arden” will be conducted by Walter Kobéra and directed by David Haneke. The opera will star Markus Butter, Valentina Petraeva, Andrew Morstein, and Samuel Wegleitner.
Performance Dates: May 17-June 11, 2022
Operas in Concert
Caldara’s “La Concordia de’Pianeti” will star Gaëlle Arquez, Christophe Dumaux, Vadim Volkov, Carlos Mena, and Margriet Buchberger. Andrea Marcon conducts.
Performance Dates: Sept. 22, 2021
Marcello Di Lisa will lead a performance of Albinoni’s “Zenobia, Regina de’Palmireni” starring Ana Quintans, Valer Barna-Sabadus, and Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani.
Performance Dates: Oct. 19, 2021
Lortzing’s “Der Waffenschmeid” will star Günther Groissböck, Miriam Kutrowatz, Juliette Mars, Sebastià Peris, Andrew Morstein, and Ivan Zinoviev.
Performance Dates: Oct. 21, 2021
Porpora’s “Deianira, Iole ed Ercole” will star Sonia Prina, Nuria Rial, and Federico Benetti. Baptiste Lopez conducts.
Performance Dates: Nov. 14, 2021
Handel’s “Theodora” will star Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Michael Spyres, John Chest, and Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian. Maxim Emelyanichev conducts.
Performance Dates: Nov. 18, 2021
Paul McCreesh leads a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” starring Mary Bevan, Helen Charleston, Benjamin Hulett, and Ashley Riches.
Performance Dates: Dec. 20, 2021
Porpora’s “Orfeo” stars Raffaele Pe, Marie Lys, Giuseppina Bridelli, and Raffaella Lupinacci, among others. Dmitry Sinkovsky conducts.
Performance Dates: Jan. 22, 2022
Lully’s “Psyché” will star Ambroisine Bré, Bénédicte Tauran, and Deborah Cachet, among others. Christoph Rousset conducts.
Performance Dates: Jan. 27, 2022
Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” will star Ian Bostridge, Monica Piccinini, Marina de Liso, and Aleksey Bogdanov under the musical direction of Fabio Biondi.
Performance Dates: Feb. 22, 2022
Riccardo Novaro, Ambroisine Bré, and Chiara Skerath will star in Vivaldi’s “L’Olimpiade,” under the musical direction of Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
Performance Dates: Feb. 27, 2022
Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.”
Performance Dates: Jan. 29, 2022