Pretty Yende, Allan Clayton, Matthew Polenzani & Anna Lucia Richter Lead Konzerthaus Dortmund’s 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Konzerthaus Dortmund has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances.

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Lahav Shani open the season with Hila Baggio. The concert will include music by Paul Ben-Haim, Betty Olivero, and Gustav Mahler.

Performance Date: Sept. 3, 2023

Anna Lucia Richter and Ammiel Bushakevitz perform a recital of music by Wolkenstein, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wolf, Berg, Reimann, Rihm, Eisler, and Weill.

Performance Date: Sept. 22, 2023

Anna Lucia Richter appears in concert.

Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2023

The Dortmunder Philharmoniker and Christian Zacharias lead a concert of music by Mozart, Beethoven, Britten, and Elgar. Rinnat Moriah is the soloist.

Performance Date: Oct. 9, 2023

Ying Fang, Beth Taylor, Laurence Kilsby, and Nahuel Di Pierro star in Mozart’s Requiem with the Ensemble Pygmalion led by Raphaël Pichon. The program also includes other Mozart works.

Performance Date: Oct. 31, 2023

The Le Concert de la Loge and Julien Chauvin are joined by Philippe Jaroussky in a concert of works by Johann Adolph Hasse, Leonardo Leo, Michelangelo Valentini, Tommaso Traetta, Andrea Bernasconi,  Giovanni Battista Ferrandini, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Christian Bach, and Niccolò Jommelli.

Performance Date: Nov. 22, 2023

The Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Chorwerk Ruhr,  Johannes Honecker, Kammerchor der TU Dortmund, and Gabriel Feltz lead Prokofiev’s “Peter und der Wolf” and Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé.”

Performance Dates: Dec. 5 & 6, 2023

Dorothee Mields, Alexander Chance, Julian Prégardien, and Manuel Walser join the Zürcher Sing-Akademie and Freiburger Barockorcheste in a Bach concert. Kristian Bezuidenhout conducts.

Performance Date: Dec. 15, 2023

Melanie Spitau, Henriette Gödde, Stephan Scherpe, and Jens Hamann perform a Bach concert. The Jugendkonzertchor der Chorakademie and Bochumer Symphoniker are conducted by Felix Heitmann.

Performance Date: Dec. 19, 2023

Franz-Josef Selig and Gerold Huber perform a program of music by Carl Loewe, Mussorgsky, and Schubert.

Performance Date: Jan. 11, 2024

The Dortmunder Philharmoniker and Martijn Dendievel lead a program of music by Waxman, Shostakovich, and Rodgers. Morgan Moody and Mira Foron are the soloists.

Performance Date: Jan. 16 & 17, 2024

Regula Mühlemann and Florian Boesch perform Brahms’ German Requiem with the Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées and Philippe Herreweghe.

Performance Date: Feb. 7, 2024

Tõnu Kaljuste conducts the Estnischer Philharmonischer Kammerchor in Arvo Pärt’s Summa« für Chor a cappella. Anja Lechner also solos.

Performance Date: Feb. 17, 2024

Chen Reiss, Julien Hervé, and Lahav Shani perform Schumann, Louis Spohr, Schubert, Mahler, and Ben-Haim.

Performance Date: Feb. 20, 2024

Gaëlle Arquez leads Bizet’s “Carmen” with Sabine Devieilhe, Julien Behr, and Thomas Dolié. The B’Rock Orchestra is conducted by René Jacobs.

Performance Date: March 16, 2024

Daniel Geiss conducts Hyejun Kwon in a Mozart, Beethoven, and Rossini concert. The Rheingau Chamber Orchestra accompanies.

Performance Date: March 17, 2024

Allan Clayton performs Schubert’s “Winterreise” with the Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon.

Performance Date: March 23, 2024

Thomas Quasthoff performs alongside Simon Oslender, Dieter Ilg, and Wolfgang Haffner.

Performance Date: March 24, 2024

Jordi Savall conducts Bach’s St John’s Passion with Miriam Feuersinger, Raffaele Pe, Jan Petryka, Manuel Walser, and Christoph Filler.

Performance Date: March 29, 2024

Christina Gansch is joined by Klingzeug Barockensemble for a performance.

Performance Date: April 10, 2024

Gabriel Feltz conducts Gloria Rehm in a concert of music by John Adams, J. Strauss, Gershwin, Ligeti, and Beethoven.

Performance Dates: April 16 & 17, 2024

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in Wagner’s “Die Walkure.” The opera stars Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Elza van den Heever, Solomon Howard, Brian Mulligan, Karen Cargill, and Tamara Wilson.

Performance Date: May 1, 2024

Gerlinde Sämann and Vincent Kibildis perform a recital of music by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Giulio Caccini, and Vincent Kibildis.

Performance Date: May 12, 2024

Fatma Said performs alongside Malcolm Martineau in music by Mozart, Obradors, Lorca, Bizet, and more.

Performance Date: May 14, 2024

Nadine Sierra and Pretty Yende perform an opera gala. The Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and Lorenzo Passerini perform.

Performance Date: May 30, 2024

Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of Massenet’s “Werther” with the Opern-Kinderchor der Chorakademie am Konzerthaus Dortmund and WDR Funkhausorchester. Giacomo Sagripanti.

Performance Date: June 9, 2024

Allan Clayton and Matthias Goerne perform Britten’s War Requiem with Knabenchor der Chorakademie am Konzerthaus Dortmund, BBC Symphony Chorus, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, and SWR Symphonieorchester. Teodor Currentzis conducts.

Performance Date: June 13, 2024