Xavier Sabata, Patricia Petibon & Ian Bostridge Highlight Auditori de Barcelona’s 2021-22 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Auditori de Barcelona has announced its 2021-22 season featuring a variety of music and soloists from around the world.

Here is a look at the vocal highlights.

Juliet Fraser joins the ‎Plus-Minus Ensemble for music by Cassandra Miller.

Performance Date: Sept. 30, 2021

Maria Hinojosa and Anna Alàs join Francisco Poyato, Anna Crexells, and the SEED Ensemble for songs by Gerhard.

Performance Date: Oct 14, 2021

Michael Schade and José Antonio López perform Wagner and Mahler alongside the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña (OBC) and conductor Matthias Pintscher.

Performance Dates: Oct. 15-17, 2021

The Banda Municipal de Barcelona, María José Pérez, and José R. Pascual-Vilaplana perform De Falla’s “El Amor Brujo.” The program also include music by Husa and Valero-Castells.

Performance Date: Oct. 24, 2021

Ian Bostridge and Thomas Adès perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.”

Performance Date: Nov. 9, 2021

The VOCES – Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió, Esther Pinyol, David Bonet, Juan Conrado, and conductor Josep Vila Jover perform music by Brahms, Zabel, Britten, and Vivancos.

Performance Dates: Dec. 12, 2021

The Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Coral Cantiga, Coral Sant Jordi and José R. Pascual-Vilaplana perform the Christmas concert with music by John Rutter and Saint-Saëns.

Performance Date: Dec. 19, 2021

Soprano Miren de Miguel perform arias by Puccini, Bernstein, Handel, Verdi, and Vivaldi. She is joined by conductor José R. Pascual-Vilaplana.

Performance Date: Dec. 30, 2021

Allison Cook joins the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña (OBC) and Lina González-Granados, dirección for an evening of Rimsky-Korsakov, Casablancas and Tchaikovsky.

Performance Dates: Jan. 29 & 30, 2022

Annette Dasch and Josep-Ramon Olivé join Kazushi Ono for Magrané, Haydn, and Zemlinsky.

Performance Date: Feb. 5 & 6, 2022

The Jove Capella Reial de Catalunya and Lluís Vilamajó perform Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri.

Performance Date: Feb. 10, 2022

Mireia Tarragó performs music by Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann, Viardot, Poulenc, Ilse Weber, and Matilde Salvador.

Performance Date: Feb. 12, 2022

The coro Joven Nacional de Cataluña and Pere Lluís Biosca perform a program of music by Vila, Magrané, and Vivancos.

Performance Date: Feb. 13, 2022

Núria Rial and Carlos Mena join conductor Anna-Maria Helsing for music by Saariaho, Vivancos, and Sibelius.

Performance Date: Feb. 19, 2022

Xavier Sabata headlines Handel’s “Amadigi” alongside a cast that includes Núria Rial, Sabina Puértolas, Katarina Bradic, and Rafael Quirant. Dani Espasa conducts.

Performance Date: March 3, 2022

Ian Bostridge sings Benjamin Britten’s “Les illuminations” with Francesc Prat conducting. The concert also includes Pere Arquillué narrating Gerhard’s “The Plague.”

Performance Dates: March 25 & 26, 2022

Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and Magrané make up the program performed by María Hinojosa and Ilan Volkov.

Performance Dates: April 1 & 2, 2022

Valls’ “Cançó d’amor i de guerra” will be performed by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona and soloists Mireia Dolç, Josep Fadó, and Joan Martín-Royo. The work will be narrated by Montserrat Gomis and Ferran Frauca and conducted by Salvador Brotons.

Performance Dates: April 10, 2022

Adriana Alcaide, Vincent De Soomer, Lixsaina Fernández, Jordan Fumadó, and Irantzu Zuasti perform music by Heinrich Ignaz von Biber, Georg Friedrich Händel, François Couperin, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Diego Ortiz, and Jean-Baptiste Lully. 

Performance Dates: April 22-26, 2022

Emmanuelle de Negri and Le Consort join forces for Lefebvre, Montéclair, Dandrieu, and Clérambault.

Performance Date: April 26, 2022

Carlos Mena and Eugenia Boix perform early music by Kapsberger, Fischer, Corbetta, and Steffani alongside Aarón Zapico.

Performance Date: May 1, 2022

Björn Schmelzer conducts Gesauldo and Magrané with Graindelavoix.

Performance Date: May 5, 2022

Salvador Mas conducts Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” with soloists Siobhan Stagg, Sophie Harmsen, Werner Güra, and Dietrich Henschel.

Performance Date: May 6-8, 2022

Jordi Savall conducts a Mozart program including the composer’s Requiem. He is joined by La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations.

Performance Date: May 10, 2022

Lydia Teuscher and Mihoko Fujimura perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 under Kazushi Ono and Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña (OBC).

Performance Dates: May 27-29, 2022

Patricia Petibon and Dani Espasa lead the final night of the Mozart festival with music by Mozart, Gluck, and Baguer.

Performance Date: July 16, 2022