Sir Simon Rattle, Stuart Skelton & Joyce DiDonato Lead London Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Karen Almond / Metropolitan Opera)

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season at the Barbican Centre. For the purposes of this article we will only focus on Vocal performances.

Sir. Simon Rattle conducts Berg’s “Wozzeck” with Anja Kampe, Christian Gerhaler, Thomas Blondelle, John Tomlinson, and Peter Hoare.

Performance Dates: Sept. 15-17, 2020

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Melodic Revolutions featuring music from “Tristan und Isolde” and “Lohenrgin” as well as music by Ligeti and Brahms.

Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2020

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts soloists Christian Tetzlaff and Joyce DiDonato in a concert that includes music by Martinů, Szymanowski, Duparc, and Liszt.

Performance Dates: Nov. 1, 2020

George Stevenson’s new work gets it world premiere in a program that will also include Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 13, “Babi Yar.” Gianandrea Noseda conducts with soloists Simon Trpčeski and bass Alexander Vinogradov.

Performance Dates: Nov. 8, 2020

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Act two of Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” with Nina Stemme, Stuart Skelton, Jamie Barton, Graham Clark, and Stephen Milling.

Performance Dates: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2020

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with Christina Poulitsi, Sunnyboy Dladla, and Elliot Madore. The concert will also includes Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 2 featuring Alice Sara Ott.

Performance Dates: Dec. 20-22, 2020

Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius” is set to be conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with soloists Alice Coote, Stuart Skelton, and John Relya.

Performance Dates: Jan. 10-12, 2021

Thomas Adès celebrates his 50th birthday conducting Christine Pendrill, Christianne Stotijn, and Simon Keenlyside in a program that includes music by Kurtág, Sibelius, and Adès.

Performance Dates: March 7, 2021

Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan team up for a program of music by Schubert, Dutilleux, Debussy, and Ravel.

Performance Dates: March 21, 2021