Verbier Festival Announces Virtual Event Starting This July

By David Salazar

The Verbier Festival has announced that it is teaming up with and Radio Télévision Suisse to present the Virtual Verbier Festival between July 16-August 12.

The festival will feature several online performances as well as the broadcasting of part events.

The program includes several major instrumentalists such as Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell, András Schiff, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, and Leonidas Kavakas among others.

But opera fans will get a chance to listen to Thomas Quasthoff perform in recital.

Streaming Date: July 20, 2020.

Additionally, there will be a concert highlighting the “Singers of Verbier.”

Streaming Date: July 26, 2020.

Meanwhile, there are options for opera lovers on the audio streaming side of things. All performances kick off at 8 p.m. CET on RTS / Espace 2.

Charles Dutoit leads the Verbier Festival Orchestra in a concert performance of R. Strauss’ “Salome” from 2010.

Streaming Date: July 18, 2020

Jesús López Cobos leads the Verbier Festival Orchestra in a performance of Verdi’s “Falstaff” from 2016.

Streaming Date: July 25, 2020

Marc Minkowski leads a 2014 performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.”

Streaming Date: August 1, 2020

Gábor Takács-Nagy leads a 2014 performance of Mozart’s “Il re pastore.”

Streaming Date: August 8, 2020