Lucia Lucas, Sylvia D’Eramo, Rolando Villazón, Christopher Sokolowski, Vincenzo Neri Headline Theater St. Gallen’s 2023-24 Season

By David Salazar

The Theater St. Gallen has unveiled its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the classical vocal and operatic performances.

First up is a performance of “Carmina Burana” featuring Kali Hardwick, Jonah Hoskins, Shea Owens, and Vincenzo Neri. Modestas Pitrenas conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 1, 2023

Rolando Villazón performs in recital alongside Carrie-Ann Matheson. They will deliver a program of works by Verdi, Bellini, Tosti, and others.

Performance Dates: Sept. 24, 2023

Tobias Picker and Aryeh Lev Stollman’s “Lili Elbe” will get its world premiere production. The opera “tells the story of Lili Elbe, a trans woman who was married to the painter Gerda Wegener and had one of the first gender reassignments in the 1930s.” Modestas Pitrenas conducts a production by Krystian Lada. It stars Lucia Lucas, Sylvia D’Eramo, Mack Wolz, Jennifer Panara, Michael Moore, and Sam Taskinen, among others.

Performance Dates: Oct. 22 – Dec. 3, 2023

Elisabeth Naske’s children’s opera “The Fiery Red Friedrike” will get its premiere. Stéphane Fromageot conducts a production by Annika Nitsch. Pascale Pfeuti, Jennifer Panara, Christian Hettkamp, and David Maze star.

Performance Dates: Nov. 16, 2023 – March 20, 2024

There will be a holiday concert “This is how Christmas Sounded.” The showcase will feature Ensemble Hirundo Maris.

Performance Dates: Dec. 21 – 23, 2023

Verdi’s “Ernani” gets a production by Horáková Joly with Modestas Pitrenas conducting a cast that stars Christopher Sokolowski, Vincenzo Neri, Kristján Jóhannesson, Sylvia D’Eramo, and Libby Sokolowski.

Performance Dates: Jan. 20 – April 19, 2024

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Panara headlines a concert featuring music for String Quartet by Verdi and Puccini as well as Respighi’s “Il Tramonto.”

Performance Dates: March 17, 2024

Uwe Münch leads the Oratorienchor St. Gallen and the Symphony Orchestra in music by Schubert, Schönberg, and Vaughan Williams.

Performance Dates: March 23 & 24, 2024

Guy Montavon directs “Guillaume Tell.” Michael Blake conducts a cast starring Theodore Platt, Jonah Hoskins, Msimelelo Mbali, and Martin Summer.

Performance Dates: May 5 – June 6, 2024

Tenor Brett Prague headlines a concert featuring works by Britten, Elgar, and Rautavaara. Modestas Pitrenas conducts.

Performance Dates: May 9, 2024

Anna Bernreiter directs “The Fairy Queen.” Corinna Niemeyer conducts.

Performance Dates: June 21 – July 6, 2024

Sylvia D’Eramo headlines a performance of “Four Last Songs.” Modestas Pitrenas conducts. The program also features music by Mahler and Strauss’ “Don Juan.”

Performance Dates: July 3, 2024