Natalie Dessay, Adriana González, Marina Viotti & Simon Keenlyside Lead LIFE Victoria’s 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

LIFE Victoria has announced its 2023-24 season celebrating Victoria de Los Angeles’ centenary.

Natalia Labourdette, Laurence Kilsby, and Kunal Lahiry perform alongside LIFE New Artists Milan Perišić and Quimey Urquiaga.

Performance Date: Oct. 3, 2023

Siobhan Stagg and Kunal Lahiry perform alongside LIFE New Artists Inés López and Jesús López Blanco. The program includes music by Ravel, Duparc, Fauré, Canteloube, and Debussy.

Performance Dates: Oct. 6, 2023

Miah Persson and Joseph Middleton perform alongside LIFE New Artists Arvid Fagerfjäll and Malte Schäfer. The performance will include music by Mozart.

Performance Date: Oct. 10, 2023

Tara Erraught and James Baillieu perform with LIFE New Artists Marc García and Anna Fernández Torres. The program includes music by Brahms, Berlioz, Schubert, and Fauré. There will also be Irish Folk songs.

Performance Date: Oct. 16, 2023

Alexandra Nowakowski and Michal Biel perform music by Chopin, Strauss, Debussy, and Granados.

Performance Date: Oct. 22, 2023

Núria Rial and Rubén Fernández Aguirre perform music by Mompou, Cesti, Scarlatti, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Gounod, Fauré, Ravel, Vivancos, Granados, Morante, Montsalvatge, Guridi, Halffter, and Toldrà.

Performance Date: Oct. 22, 2023

Elena Copons performs alongside the Orquestra Simfònica Victoria de los Ángeles and conductor Pedro Pardo.

Performance Date: Nov. 1, 2023

The music of Granados will be at the core of a recital by Mercedes Gancedo, Sholto Kynoch, and Marc Busquets.

Performance Date: Nov. 9, 2023

Katy Thomson and Rustam Kkanmurzin perform in concert.

Performance Date: Nov. 10, 2023

Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton take on the music of Mahler.

Performance Date: Nov. 10, 2023

Simon Keenlyside and Roger Vignoles perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.”

Performance Date: Nov. 18, 2023

James Newby and Joseph Middleton perform a variety of repertoire including music by Mahler, Chausson, John Ireland, Brahms, Fauré, Roger Quilter, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Judith Bingham, Michael Flanders, Donald Swann, Schubert, Rebecca Clarke, and Cole Porter.

Performance Date: Nov. 20, 2023

Ferran Albrich and David Malet take on Schubert’s “Winterreise.”

Performance Dates: Dec. 14 & 15, 2023

Mercedes Gancedo, Irene Mas Salom, Montserrat Seró, and Carles Pachón are joined by Orquestra Simfònica Victoria de los Ángeles and Pedro Pardo for an evening of Granados, Rodrigo, Toldrà, Morante, Mompou, and Montsalvatge.

Performance Date: Jan. 16, 2024

LIFE New Artists Cristòfol Romaguera and Èric Varas join Elsa Dreisig and Romain Louveau for Mozart.

Performance Date: Jan. 23, 2024

José Antonio López and Daniel Heide perform Finzi, Ravel, and De Falla with LIFE New Artists Mar Esteve and Guillem García Gamarra.

Performance Date: Feb 5, 2024

Adriana González and Marina Viotti team for a recital with pianist Iñaki Encina.

Performance Date: Feb. 11, 2024

Natalie Dessay and Philippe Cassard lead a program of music by Debussy, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Wieck Schumann, Alma Mahler, Chausson, Poulenc, Massenet, and Gounod.

Performance Date: March 5, 2024

Julie Fuchs takes on the music of Wolf, Bizet, Massenet, Fauré, Augusta Holmes, and Ravel alongside pianist Alphonse Cemin. 

Performance Date: April 16, 2024

Marina Viotti sings alongside guitarist Gabriel Bianco in a recital of music by Viardot, Fauré, Massenet, Ferré, Brel, Machín, and Almará.

Performance Date: April 22, 2024

A screening of a “Der Rosenkavalier” film from 1926 will be performed by the Orquestra Simfònica Victoria de los Ángeles and Pedro Pardo.

Performance Date: May 9, 2024

Valerie Eickhoff and Harmut Holl will hold a recital.

Performance Date: May 21, 2024

Xavier Sabata and Anne Le Bozec join LIFE New Artists Sara Carmona and Quimey Urquiaga for music by Giovanni Battista Perucchini, Deodat de Severac, Manuel de Falla, Manos Hadjidakis, Frederic Mompou, and Luciano Berio.

Performance Date: May 27, 2024

The Quintet SenArts joins Natalia Labourdette for a recital.

Performance Date: Sept. 18, 2024

Anne Schwanewilms sings works by Mahler and Wagner alongside Malcolm Martineau. Vincent Huguet directs.

Performance Date: Sept. 26, 2024

Iréne Theorin and Dame Sarah Connolly perform alongside Julius Drake.

Performance Date: Oct. 7, 2024

Fleur Barron, Federico Piccotti, Edgar Francis, Pau Codina, Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz, and Marta Puig perform the music of Schubert and Mahler.

Performance Date: Oct. 10, 2024

Golda Schultz and Gary Matthewman team up for an evening of song. 

Performance Date: Oct. 15, 2024

Ofelia Sala and Julius Drake take on music by Mozart.

Performance Date: Oct. 21, 2024