Michael Spyres, Ekaterina Semenchuk & Diana Damrau Lead Berlin Philharmonic Online Festival

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: © Marco Borrelli / OnP / © Alexey Kostromin / OnP / © Jiyan Chen)

The Berlin Philharmonic Online Festival’s “The Golden Twenties” will be held from February 13 until February 27, 2021. For the purpose of this article, we will focus only on the vocal works.

First up is Igor Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex.” The showcase will star Ekaterina Semenchuk, Andrea Mastroni, Krystian Adam, Derek Welton, Bibiana Beglau, and Michael Spyres in the title role. Berlin Philharmonic’s General Music Director Kirill Petrenko will conduct. The orchestra will also present Kurt Weill’s “Symphonie in einem Satz.”

Streaming date: Feb. 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m. CET, Digital Concert Hall

Soprano Dagmar Manzel will perform Kurt Weill’s “Berlin im Licht.

Streaming date: Feb. 23, 2021, 8:00 p.m. CET, Digital Concert Hall

Finally, soprano Diana Damrau will perform works by Richard Strauss with Christian Thielemann conducting. Works by Paul Hindemith and Ferruccio Busoni will also be presented.

Streaming date: Feb. 27, 2021, 7:00 p.m. CET, Digital Concert Hall