Wallis Giunta to Headline Carnegie Hall Weimar Festival

By Chris Ruel
Photo: Kirsetn Nijhof

Mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta will headline Carnegie Hall’s Weimar Festival on Friday, April 12, 2024.

The mezzo will join conductor HK Gruber and Ensemble Modern, along with amacord vocal ensemble, to present a new arrangement of  Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins.”

Gruber and Christian Muthspiel have crafted a new version of Weill’s satirical work that is arranged for ensemble. Weill composed “The Seven Deadly Sins” the same year his music was banned in Germany.

Also on the program is Hindeminth’s Kammermusik No. 1, Op. 24; Korngold’s “Much Ado About Nothing Suite;” and Schoenberg’s “Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene” (arr. Johannes Schöllhorn).

Later this month, on Mar. 25, 2023, Giunta originates the role of Elisabeth in the world premiere of Moritz Eggert’s “Die letzte Verschwörung” at Vienna Volksoper.