Magdalena Kožená, Peter Mattei, Golda Schultz Headline Verbier Festival 2024

The Verbier Festival has unveiled its 2024 edition. Here is a rundown of the classical vocal performances on offer. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the VF Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Performance Date: July 19, 2024 Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts “Le Nozze di Figaro” with a cast starring Peter Mattei, Golda Schultz, Tommaso Barea, Anna El-Khashem, Rebecka Wallroth, {…}

The Verbier Festival Announces 223 Students Selected for 2023 Academy and Orchestra Programs

The Verbier Festival has announced the 223 students which will participate in their Academy and Orchestra programs this summer. From a pool of 2,253 applicants, 143 were selected as new participants with 8 being re-invited from previous years. Students can be re-invited twice for the Academy program, and thrice for Orchestra programs. In addition to traditional artistic training, the festival {…}

Three Switzerland Organizations Release Joint Statement on Russian Artists

The Lucerne Festival, Verbier Festival, together with the OSR orchestra of Geneva have released a statement regarding Russian artists and have condemned the war in Ukraine. The organizations said, “As three of Switzerland’s leading music institutions, we strongly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As these disturbing events have unfolded, we have taken firm and impactful measures, including the cancellation {…}

Sir Bryn Terfel, Maria Agresta, Daniela Barcellona, Piotr Beczala Headline First Recordings of Verbier Festival Gold

The Verbier Festival and Deutsche Grammophon will join forces to produce Verbier Festival Gold, a new label that will release recordings from the major event’s archives. The very first release of the venture will be a 2013 recording of Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. The Requiem stars Maria Agresta, Daniela Barcellona, Piotr Beczala, and Ildar Abdrazakov, who appear alongside {…}