Sondra Radvanovsky, Diana Damrau & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Baden-Baden Festival’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Baden-Baden Festival has announced its 2019-20 season with a number of great performers and concerts. For this article, we have only concentrated on vocal and opera events. here is a look.

Fall Festival 

John Neumeier directs Gluck’s “Orfeo et Eurydice” with Alessandro de Marchi conducting.

Performance Dates: Sept. 27-19, 2019

Dorothee Mields sings a program centered on Der Orpheus-Mythos with Andrea Marcon conducting the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

Performance Date: Oct. 5, 2019

The Perm Opera presents a concert entitled “The Sound of Light” with music by Rameau. Teodor Currentzis conducts.

Performance Dates: Oct. 31, 2019

Teodor Currentzis conducts the Perm Opera in Hersant’s” Tristia”  with Musicaeterna.

Performance Date: Nov. 2, 2019

Teodor Currentzis conducts  Mozart’s Requiem d-Mol with Sandrine Piau, Paula Murrihy, Sebastian Kohlhepp, and Evgeny Stavinsky.

Performance Dates: Nov. 3, 2019

Thomas Quasthoff sings an evening of Jazz music in an exclusive 60-minute concert.

Performance Dates: Nov. 15, 2019

Joseph Calleja and Sondra Radvanivsky sing an evening of Verdi and Verismo with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting the Basel Symphony Orchestra.

Performance Date: Nov. 17, 2019

William Christie conducts Les Arts Florissants in a program that includes music by Händel, Purcell, Charpentier, Lully und Rameau.

Sandrine Piau, Lea Desandre, Christophe Dumaux,  Marcel Beekman, Marc Mauillon, and Lisandro Abadie star in the concert.

Performance Date: Dec. 13, 2019

Ana María Martinez and Joel Prieto headline the New Year’s Eve Silver Konzert with a program containing excerpts from “Carmen” and Zarzuela. Karel Marek Chichon conducts the Orquesta Filharmonica de Gran Canarias.

Performance Date: Dec. 31, 2019

Valery Gergiev conducts the second Act of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” with Martina Serafin and Andreas Schager in the lead roles. Mikhail Petrenko, Yulia Matochkina, and Miljenko Turk round out the cast with the Munich Philharmonic accompanying.

Performance Date: Jan. 18, 2020

Jonas Kaufmann performs a concert with Jochen Rieder conducting the Prague Philharmonia.

Performance Date: Feb. 1, 2020

Philippe Jaroussky and Jerome Ducros join forces for an evening of Schubert Lieder.

Performance Date: Feb. 7, 2020

Diana Damrau sings the Four Last Songs by Strauss with Valery Gergiev conducting the Munich Philharmonic. The program includes the Bruckner Symphony No. 7.

Performance Date: Feb. 9, 2020

Beethoven’s  Christus am Ölberge – Oratorium will get a performance with Pavol Breslik and Elsa Dreisig. Sir. Simon Rattle conducts the performance with Lisa Batiashvili playing the Berg Violin Concerto. The London Symphony Orchestra joins the concert.

Performance Date: Feb. 20, 2020

Iwona Sobotka, Anna Stephany, Robert Murray, and Florian Boesch perform Beethoven’s  Symphony No. 9 with Sir. Simon Rattle conducting. The program also includes the Lulu Suite by Berg.

Performance Date: Feb. 21, 2020

Christian Gerhaher sings an evening of music by Schubert with Heinz Holliger conducting the Kammerorchester Basel.

Performance Date: March 8, 2020

Easter Festival 

Matthew Polezani and Marlis Petersen star in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with Kirill Petrenko conducting. The new production is directed by Mateja Koleznik.

Performance Dates: April 4-13, 2020

Hartmann’s “Simplicius Simplicissimus” appears with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Performance Dates: April 6-12, 2020

Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Okka von der Damerau, Matthew Polenzani, and Tareq Nazmi

Performance Date: April 10, 2020

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony with Elina Garanca.

Performance Date: April 11, 2020

Teodor Currentzis conducts Fauré’s Requiem and Mahler’s Adagio from Symphony No. 10. Baritone Konstantin Suchkov performs alongside the SWR Symphony orchestra.

Performance Date: May 28, 2020

Teodor Currentzis conducts Verdi’s Requiem with soprano Zarina Abaeva, tenor Rene Barbera and bass Evgeny Stavinsky.

Performance Date: May 31, 2020

Natalie Karl and Matthias Klink perform in Frühe Tonfilmschlager im Breitwand-Klangwith with Ernst Theis conducting the Wurttrmbergische Philharmonic.

Performance Date: June 20, 2020

Summer Festival 

Andris Nelsons conducts Bach Missa H-Moll with Christina Landshamer, Anke Vondung, Sebastian Kohlhepp, and Kresimir Strazanac.

Performance Date: July 4, 2020

Olga Peretyatko and Pavol Breslik headline Baden-Baden’s 2020 gala performance with Andris Nelsons’ conducting the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

Performance Date: July 5, 2020

Valery Gergiev conducts Verdi’s “Attila” in a concert performance with Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role, Tatiana Serjan, and Sergei Skorokhodov.

Performance Date: July 23, 2020

Valery Gergiev concludes the season bringing the Mariinsky Theatre for a concert performance of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” Tatiana Serjan and Ekaterina Semenchuk star in the performance.

Performance Date: July 26, 2020