Magdalena Kozená, Asmik Grigorian, Ian Bostridge, Pavel Cernoch, Mattias Goerne Headline the Czech Philharmonic’s 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

The Czech Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 season.

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances.

Semyon Bychkov leads music by Smetana, Dvorak, and Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass with such soloists as Evelina Dobraceva, Lucie Hilscherová, Ales Briscein, and Jan Martiník.

Performance Dates: Sept. 2, 2022

Semyon Bychkov leads seven performances of “Rusalka” starring Asmik Grigorian, Dmytro Popv, Jan Martinín, Jamie Barton, and Jana Kurucová, among others.

Performance Dates: Sept. 19, 2022 – June 2, 2023 

Pavel Cernoch and David Svec will perform music by Berlioz, Beethoven, von Weber, Dvorák, and Tchaikovsky, among others.

Performance Dates: Oct. 9, 2022

Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kozená will perform Five Greek Folk Songs by Ravel and Five Hungarian Folk Songs by Bartók. The concert also features Mahler’s ninth symphony.

Performance Dates: Nov. 16-17, 2022

Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kozená also team up for a concert of music by Dvorak, Krása, Gideon Klein, and Janácek.

Performance Dates: Nov. 22-25, 2022

Catriona Morrison and Christian Immler will perform music by Detlev Glanert. Semyon Bychkov conducts the concert, which also includes violinist Johan Dalene’s interpretation of Sibelius’ violin concerto.

Performance Dates: Dec. 8-10, 2022

The Martinu Voices will perform music by Britten and Novák. Lukás Vasilek conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 17, 2022

Václac Luks leads a performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Ryba’s Christmas Mass with Slávka Zámecniková, Václava Krejcí Housková, Jaroslav Brezina, and Roma Hoza as the soloists.

Performance Dates: Dec. 20, 2022

Juanjo Mena kicks off the new year with a performance of music by de Falla, Montsalvatge, Rodrigo, and Turina with guitarist Pablo-Sáinz Villegas and mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz.

Performance Dates: Jan. 1, 2023

Manfred Honeck conducts Mattias Goerne in music from such operas as “Tristan und Isolde,” “Die Walküre,” and “Der Fliegende Holländer.” The concert will also include Schmidt’s fourth symphony.

Performance Dates: Jan. 11-13, 2023

Soprano Barbora Rerichová will perform alongside the Czech Philharmonic Low Brass Ensemble. They will deliver music by Monteverdi, Boyce, Zelenka, Lehár, and Kucera, among others.

Performance Dates: Jan. 14, 2023

Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kozená return for music by Martinu and Schumann.

Performance Dates: Feb. 25, 2023 

Mezzo-soprano Jana Hrochová will appear alongside the Graff Quartet for music by Webern, Respighi, and Janácek.

Performance Dates: March 21, 2023

Daniel Harding conducts Schumann’s “Das Paradies und die Peri” with Christiane Karg and Andrew Staples as the soloists. The concert also stars the Prague Philharmonic Choir.

Performance Dates: April 20-22, 2023

Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Vadym Kholodenko will perform “Winterreise.”

Performance Dates: April 23, 2023