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 {…}

Peter Mattei, Freddie De Tommaso, Angela Meade & Ekaterina Semenchuk Headline Verbier Festival’s 2022 Season

The Verbier Festival has announced its 2022 season, featuring operas and several concerts. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Operas Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” kicks off the festival with Olga Peretyatko as Donna Anna, Magdalena Kožená as Donna Elvira, Bogdan Volkov as Don Ottavio, Mikhail Petrenko as Leporello, Alexandros Stavrakakis as Il Commendatore, Julien {…}