Mahler To Dominate Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall Concerts

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra launches its Carnegie Hall series on May 31, 2017 and will showcase three diverse programs showcasing some of Mahler’s greatest vocal writing.

The series kicks off on May 31 with Susan Graham and Matthew Polenzani in selections from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” and Symphony No. 1. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the program.

On June 3, Salonen conducts mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill and tenor Stuart Skelton in Mahler’s “Das Lied Von der Erde.” The program also includes Schumann’s Symphony No. 3

The final concert will take place on June 6 with Salonen featuring mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter Mahler’s “Blumine” and “Kindertotenlieder.” The concert will also feature violinist Christian Tetzlaff in the Sibelius Violin Concerto. The concert will also include Mahler’s seventh symphony.

The Metropolitan Opera recently closed its season after celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The company is now planning its 2017-18 season, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 25 with Sondra Radvanovsky starring as Bellini’s “Norma.” The production is also set to star Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja.