Sonya Yoncheva, Valery Gergiev & Gerald Finley To Be Featured At The Philharmonie De Paris’s 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2018-19 season filled with numerous concerts and operatic selections.

The season will see a number of international stars and orchestras as guest artists to this important Parisian hall. Here is a look at the vocal highlights.

Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra continue their exploration of the Ring Cycle with “Siegfried.” The opera is set to star Mikhaïl Vekua, Andreï Popov, Roman Burdenko, Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Evgeny Nikitin, Mikhaïl Petrenko, Zlata Bulycheva, Anna Denisova, and Marina Mishuk.

Performance Date: Sept. 22, 2018

Gergiev will also conduct the final part of the Ring Cycle “Gotterdammerung” with a cast that includes Mlada Khudoley, Mikhaïl Vekua, Roman Burdenko, Elena Stikhina, Evgeny Nikitin, Mikhaïl Petrenko, Zhanna Dombrovskaya, Irina Vasilieva, Ekaterina Sergeeva, and Andreï Petrenko.

Performance Dates: Sept. 23, 2018

Vivaldi’s “Judith Triomphante” takes the stage with  Jordi Savall conducting La Capella Reial de Catalunya and a cast that includes Marianne Beate Kielland, Rachel Redmond, Marina De Liso, Lucia Martin-Cartón, Kirstin Mulders, and Lluis Vilamajó.

Performance Dates: Oct. 15, 2018

Michelle Bradley, Sarah Connolly, Mark Padmore, and John Relyea join forces with L’Orchestre de Paris and Thomas Adès for the music of Berlioz, Adès, and Tippett. [More info in our L’Orchestra de Paris season announcement].

Performance Dates: Nov. 7-8, 2018

Antonio Salieri’s “Tarare” will be performed with Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles under the direction of Christophe Rousset. The cast will include Karine Deshayes, Cyrille Dubois, Judith van Wanroij, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Enguerrand de Hys, Tassis Christoyannis, Jérôme Boutillier, and Philippe-Nicolas Martin.

Performance Dates: Nov. 22, 21018

Matthias Pintscher conducts Ligeti’s “Le Grand Macabre Suite Requiem” with Marie Soubestre, Makeda Monnet, Victoire Bunel, Benoît Rameau, Jean-Christophe Lanièce, and Csaba Somos. Elèves du Conservatoire de Paris and the Choeur National Hongrois also join for the performance.

Performance Dates: Dec. 7, 2018

Mozart’s Mass will be presented with Ana Maria Labin, Ambroisine Bré, Stanislas De Barbeyrac, and James Platt. Marc Minkowski conducts Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble.

Performance Dates: Dec. 15, 2018

Frédéric Antoun stars in Berlioz’s “L’Enfance du Christ” with Anna Stéphany, Jean Teitgen, and Jean-Sébastien Bou. Douglas Boyd conducts the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and the Choeur de la Radio Flamande.

Performance Date: Jan. 12, 2019

Andreas Scholl and Laurent Naouri showcase their vocal talents in Bach’s Mass in Si Mineur with David Stern, Juliette Allen, and Andrés Agudelo. Theodora Raftis leads Opera Fuoco and Tölzer Knabenchor.

Performance Dates: Jan. 21, 2019

Berio’s “Orfeo III” is performed with Maurizio Dini Ciacci, Ludovic Lagarde, and Jochen Sandig taking on the solo roles. Florentino Calvo conducts the Orchestre du Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris.

Performance Dates: Feb. 1, 2019

John Osborn, Kate Lindsey, and Nahuel Di Pierro take on the lead roles in Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust.” Emmanuel Krivine conducts the Choeur de Radio France and Orchestre National de France.

Performance Date: Feb. 3, 2019

Lucia Ronchetti’s “Inedia Prodigiosa” makes its French premiere with Catherine Simonpietri leading the Ensemble vocal Sequenza 9.3 and the Choeurs amateurs de la Seine-Saint-Denis.

Performance Date: Feb. 3, 2019

Vincent Tavernier directs Galuppi’s Opera buffa “Il Mondo alla roversa” with Françoise Lasserre conducting the rarely performed work. Marie Perbost, Dagmar Saskova, Alice Habellion, Armelle Marq, Olivier Bergeron, David Witczak, and Joao Pedro Coelho Cabral star in the opera.

Performance Date: Feb. 15, 2019

Pablo Heras Casado leads L’orchestre de Paris in Berlioz’s Requiem. Bryan Hymel, José Antonio Sáinz Alfaro, and Lionel Sow showcase their talents in the piece.

Performance Dates: Feb. 20-21, 2019

Tito Ceccherini conducts Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna” with the Vocales du Conservatoire de Paris.

Performance Date: March 11-16, 2019

Rimsky Korsakov’s “Ivan the Terrible” gets a concert performance with Tugan Sokhiev conducting the Bolshoi Theatre. Stanislav Trofimov, Vyacheslav Pochapsky, Sergeï Radchenko, and Anna Nechaeva star in the rarely performed masterwork.

Performance Date: March 16, 2019

Teodor Currentzis conducts Verdi’s Requiem with soloists Zarina Abaeva and Tareq Nazmi.

Performance Dates: March 26. 2019

Tito Ceccherini leads the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Choeur de l’Orchestre de Paris, and Chœur de jeunes de l’Orchestre de Paris in Mozart’s Coronation Mass. The program also includes Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll.”

Performance Dates: March 29, 2019

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra lead Bartok’s only opera “Bluebeard’s Castle” with Ildikó Komlósi and Krisztián Cser performing the leading roles. The performance will also include the composer’s popular Romanian Dances.

Performance Dates: March 31, 2019

Handel’s popular “Sémélé” gets a performance with Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists.

Performance Date: April 8, 2019

Jordi Savall leads Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion. The soloists include Matthias Winckhler, Marta Mathéu, Rachel Redmond, Raphaele Pé, and Lluis Vilamajó.

Performance Date: April 18, 2019

William Christie leads Les Arts Florissants in Bach’s St John Passion with Katherine Watson, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Anthony Gregory, Renato Dolcini, and Alex Rosen.

Performance Dates: April 19, 2019

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis receives a performance with René Jacobs conducting the Freiburger Barockorchester. The monumental piece will be sung by Johanna Winkel, Sophie Harmsen, Sebastian Kohlhepp, and Johannes Weisser.

Performance Dates: May 6, 2019

Hans Krasa’s operaBrundibar” receives two performances with Lionel Sow conducting the Chœur d’enfants de l’Orchestre de Paris and Musiciens de l’Orchestre de Paris.
Performance Dates: May 8, 2019 (Matinee and Evening Performances)
Daniel Harding leads the Orchestra de Paris in the War Requiem with Albina Shagimuratova, Andrew Staples, and Christian Gerhaher as the soloists in Britten’s masterpiece.
Performance Dates: May 15-16, 2019

Barbara Hannigan conducts Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress” with Sophie Asplund, Gyula Rab, Douglas Williams, Erik Rosenius, and Marta Swiderska. The Orchestre Ludwig accompanies the soloists. 

Performance Date: May 20, 2019

Bach Mass in B Minor gets another showcase with Raphaël Pichon leading the Ensemble Pygmalion and soloists Joanne Lunn, Lea Desandre, Lucile Richardot, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, and Thomas E. Bauer.

Performance Date: May 24, 2019

Hector Berlioz’s Te Deum receives a performance with Kazuki Yamada conducting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. The concert will also include the Jarrell Piano Concerto.
Performance Date: May 25, 2019

Sonya Yoncheva adds Rossini’s Stabat Mater to her ever-growing repertoire. She is joined by her husband  Domingo Hindoyan at the podium and Chiara Amarù, Celso Albelo, and Roberto Tagliavini, who round out the cast.

Performance Date: May 28, 2019

The season concludes with Sir Simon Rattle conducting Janacek’s “La petite renarde rusee” with Simon Halsey, Gerald Finley, Lucy Crowe, and Willard White. Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra.

Performance Date: July 2, 2019