Matthias Goerne, Guanqun Yi, Leo Nucci, Ying Huang Headline Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

By David Salazar

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2024-25 season. Here’s a rundown of vocal performances on offer.

The opening night showcase will be headlined by baritone Matthias Goerne in a program that includes works by Mozart, Wagner, Ma Sicong, Huang Yijun, Suppé, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. Long Yu, Chen Xieyang, Cao Peng, and Hou Runyu conduct the concert which also features violinist Hilary Hahn and cellist Liwei Qin.

Performance Date: Sept. 6, 2024

There will be a “Puccini 100” celebration with soprano Ying Huang and tenor Shi Yjiie as the soloists. The program includes works by Puccini as well as Verdi and Rossini.

Performance Date: Nov. 15, 2024

Long Yu conducts “Rigoletto” with Leo Nucci, Jinxu Xiahou, Guanqun Yi, Wei Wu, and Huilung Zhu as the soloists.

Performance Date: March 9 & 11, 2025

Matthias Goerne performs Mahler’s “Rückert Lieder” in a program also featuring works by Strauss and Beethoven. Charles Dutoit conducts.

Performance Date: April 19, 2025

Charles Dutoit conducts a Ravel program that also features the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Chorus.

Performance Date: April 25, 2025

Visiting Artists & Ensembles

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra hosts the Cape Town Opera Chorus in “Horizons.”

Performance Date: Oct. 4, 2024

Another visiting ensemble is the Gesualdo Six in its program “Fading.”

Performance Date: Nov. 23, 2024

The Gesualdo Six will also present “Wishing Tree.”

Performance Date: Nov. 24, 2024

Countertenor Tim Mead and pianist James Baillieu present “The English Songbook.”

Performance Date: Nov. 29, 2024

Christian Gerhaher takes on the music of Schumann alongside Gerold Huber.

Performance Date: March 16, 2025

The King’s Singers present “Close Harmony.”

Performance Date: May 23, 2025