01 February 2006

How do you get to Carnegie Hall (from the Met)?

Vocal highlights of the 2006-07 Carnegie Hall season just announced:

Thomas Quasthoff with the Cleveland Orchestra on opening night (Mozart arias) and three days later, then with Philadelphia Orchestra in January (Mahler's Kindertotenlieder), and in March (An American Songbook)

Karita Mattila with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in November (Strauss's Four Last Songs), and a recital in April (Stern Auditorium)

Anne Sophie von Otter and Albert Dohmen with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Bluebeard's Castle)

Jose van Dam, Yvonne Naef, Paul Groves with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (La Damnation de Faust)

Dawn Upshaw with the St. Louis Orchestra (Britten's Les Illuminations), in a concert that will also feature John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony

Barbara Bonney and Yvonne Naef with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Mahler Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection")


Dorothea Roschmann (Zankel Hall)
Stephanie Blythe (Zankel Hall)
Ian Bostridge (Stern Auditorium)
Renee Fleming with the Orchestra of St. Luke's (Christmas concert)
Susan Graham (Stern Auditorium)
Diana Damrau (Weill Recital Hall)
Matthias Goerne with Christoph Eschenbach on piano (Stern Auditorium)
Deborah Voigt (Stern Auditorium)
Thomas Hampson with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Mahler lieder, etc.)
Natalie Dessay with the Met Orchestra (Mozart, Thomas, and Massenet arias, and Strauss lieder)

P.S. I owe these Diaries a review of the Anja Silja Erwartung and this evening's Cyrano, but work's been busy lately, and sometimes a relentless kind of funk just happens. Cheer me up!