Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Golda Schultz, Rachel Willis-Sørensen & Ludovic Tézier Headline Radio France’s 2021-22 SeasonBy Dejan Vukosavljevic
Radio France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on the vocal works.
Here is a look.
Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” spotlights Jodie Devos, Clara Guillon, Adèle Charvet, Marie Lenormand, Élodie Méchain, Antoine Normand, Régis Mengus, and Paul Gay. Mikko Franck conducts.
Performance date: Oct. 1, 2021, Philharmonie de Paris
Hersant and Echenoz’s “Les Éclairs” features Jean-Christophe Lanièce, André Heyboer, Elsa Benoit, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, François Rougier, and Jérôme Boutillier. Ariane Matiakh conducts the production by Clément Hervieu Léger.
Performance dates: Nov. 2 – 8, 2021, Opéra Comique
Tchaikovsky‘s “Eugene Onegin” stars Jean Teitgen, Delphine Haidan, Yuri Kissin, Marcel Beekman, Mireille Delunsch, Alisa Kolosova, Vannina Santoni as Tatyana, Jean-François Borras as Lensky, and Jean-Sébastien Bou in the title role. Karina Canellakis conducts the production by Stéphane Braunschweig.
Performance dates: Nov. 10 – 19, 2021, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Leoš Janáček‘s “La Petite Renarde rusée” spotlights Elena Tsallagova, Christopher Purves, Angela Brower, Elizabeth Cragg, Ella Taylor, Kitty Whately, Robert Murray, and William Thomas. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts.
Performance date: Nov. 24, 2021, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Performance date: April 9, 2022
Händel‘s “Acis and Galatea” spotlights Julie Roset, Mark Milhofer, Edward Grint, Valerio Contaldo, Fabio Trümpy, Ana Vieira Leite, Christopher Lowrey, and Matthieu Heim. Leonardo García Alarcón conducts.
Performance date: May 21, 2022
Performance date: Oct. 14, 2021
Simona Šaturová, Katharina Magiera, and Adam Plachetka present Szymanowski’s “Stabat Mater.” Krzysztof Urbański conducts.
Performance date: Oct. 15, 2021
A performance of Monteverdi‘s “Vespro della Beata Vergine” showcases sopranos Mariana Flores and Gwendoline Blondeel, countertenor David Sagastume, tenors Valerio Contaldo and Mathias Vidal, and bass Alejandro Meerapfel. Leonardo García Alarcón conducts.
Performance date: Oct. 17, 2021
Chorus Accentus will present works by Hahn and Saint-Saëns. Christophe Grapperon conducts.
Performance date: Oct. 21, 2021
Chorus of the Radio France performs Rachmaninoff’s “Les Vêpres.”
Performance date: Nov. 9, 2021
Singers of the Radio France perform music by Britten, Stanford and Dove. Sofi Jeannin conducts.
Performance date: Nov. 30, 2021
Chorus of the Radio France presents works by Olivier Messiaen, Anton Bruckner, and Thomas Lacôte.
Performance date: Dec. 4, 2021
Soprano Hila Baggio performs Dutilleux’s “Correspondances” in a concert. Orchestre National de France will also perform works by Schubert and Saint-Saëns. Omer Meir Wellber conducts.
Performance date: Dec. 9, 2021
Saint-Saëns’ “Requiem” spotlights soprano Véronique Gens, alto Aliénor Feix, tenor Nicholas Phan, and baritone Nicolas Testé. Cristian Măcelaru conducts.
Performance dates: Dec. 15 – 16, 2021
Singers of the Radio France present “Messe des pêcheurs de Villerville” by Gabriel Fauré and André Messager, and Reger’s “Mariä Wiegenlied.” Cristian Măcelaru plays the violin.
Performance date: Dec. 19, 2021
Soprano Sally Matthews, mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger, tenor Michael König, and bass Ludovic Tézier perform Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9 “Choral” in a concert. Mikko Franck conducts.
Performance dates: Jan. 1 – 2, 2022
Performance date: Jan. 7, 2022
Soprano Barbara Hannigan and baritone Stéphane Degout perform works by Ravel, Roussel, Saint-Saëns, Rameau, Respighi, Poulenc, Satie, and Gershwin.
Performance date: Jan. 8, 2022
Soprano Barbara Hannigan presents music by Stravinsky, Delage, and Ravel.
Performance date: Jan. 9, 2022
Alto Anna Larsson sings Mahler‘s Symphony No. 3. Myung-whun Chung conducts.
Performance date: Jan. 14, 2022
Chorus of the Radio France presents works by Lili Boulanger, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Martin, and Henk Badings. Mathieu Romano conducts.
Performance date: Jan. 18, 2022
Soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Cristian Măcelaru conducts.
Performance date: Jan. 20, 2022
Natalie Dessay and Camille Bertault sing music by Michel Legrand. Mathieu Herzog conducts.
Performance date: Jan. 27, 2022
The performance of Verdi‘s “Requiem” features soprano Marina Rebeka, tenor Michael Spyres, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, and bass Riccardo Zanellato. Daniele Gatti conducts.
Performance dates: Feb. 3 – 5, 2022
“Le Partage Des Eaux # 8” spotlights Chorus of the Radio France.
Performance date: Feb. 12, 2022
Mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa performs Ravel’s “Shéhérazade.” Mikko Franck conducts.
Performance date: Feb. 18, 2022
Chorus of the Radio France presents Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” Julien Leroy conducts.
Performance date: Feb. 22, 2022
Chorus of the Radio France performs Johannes Brahms’ “Schnitter Tod.” Lionel Sow conducts.
Performance date: March 15, 2022
Matthias Goerne sings Wagner‘s “Wesendonck Lieder.” Cristian Măcelaru conducts.
Performance date: March 17, 2022
Soprano Julie Fuchs and mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez perform Debussy’s “La Damoiselle élue” and Saint-Saëns’ “La Nuit” alongside conductor Bertrand de Billy.
Performance date: March 24, 2022
Christoph Eschenbach conducts Dvořák’s “Stabat Mater” with a cast that includes soprano Chen Reiss, contralto Gerhild Romberger, tenor Steve Davislim, and bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann.
Performance date: March 31, 2022
Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St John Passion” spotlights tenor Sebastian Kohlhepp, soprano Sophie Junker, alto Benno Schachtner, and basses Krešimir Stražanac and Christian Immler. Václav Luks conducts.
Performance date: April 3, 2022
Barbara Hannigan conducts a performance of Mozart‘s “Requiem” with a cast that includes soprano Johanna Wallroth, mezzo-soprano Adanya Dunn, tenor Charles Sy, and bass Yannis François.
Performance date: April 7, 2022
Singers of the Radio France present works by Musgrave, Bennett, Bingham, Meredith, Saariaho, De Chizy, Machuel, Moultaka, and Nørgård. Sofi Jeannin, Morgan Jourdain, and Marie-Noëlle Maerten conduct.
Performance date: April 15, 2022
Soprano Golda Schultz sings music by Stravinsky, Barber, and Gershwin alongside conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Performance date: April 29, 2022
Soprano Marie Perbost performs Stravinsky‘s “Le chant du rossignol” alongside pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque. Fabien Gabel conducts.
Performance date: May 12, 2022
Performance date: May 25, 2022
Soprano Alice Foccroulle and baritone Nikolay Borchev sing music by Bernard Foccroulle alongside conductor Ouri Bronchi.
Performance date: June 4, 2022
Singers of the Radio France perform music by Monteverdi, Purcell, Charpentier, Lorenzani, Couperin, Lully, and Händel. Sofi Jeannin conducts.
Performance date: June 8, 2022
Guest Kammerchor Berlin presents works by Schütz, Monteverdi, Purcell, Gibbons, Byrd, and Bach. Justin Doyle conducts.
Performance date: June 14, 2022
Soprano Faustine de Monès performs works by Sibelius, Saariaho, and Nordin alongside conductor Hannu Lintu.
Performance date: June 24, 2022
The performance of Étienne Perruchon’s “De l’autre côté du mur” spotlights mezzo-soprano Béatrice Fontaine and baritone Romain Dayez. Lucie Leguay conducts the production by Loïc Auffret.
Performance date: July 12, 2021
The season ends with the “Concert de Paris” that will showcase singers and Chorus of the Radio France.
Performance date: July 14, 2022