MRM artists at the 2019 Summer Festivals

14 June 2019

At the 2019 BBC Proms Markus Stenz conducts BBC NOW in Strauss, Brostroem & Brahms, Sunnyboy Dladla sings Mozart Requiem with BBC NOW with Natalie Stutzman, Hilary Summers sings Beethoven Symphony No.9 with BBC SO under Sakari Oramo, as well as Handel’s Jephtha with Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Richard Egarr, Andrew Tortise sings Bach Cantatas with Solomon’s Knot, and Elizabeth Watts sings Beethoven Ah Perfido with NDR Radio Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Manze.

Karen Cargill (Waltraute) and Claudia Huckle (Flosshilde) sing Götterdämmerung with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis at the Edinburgh International Festival, where Barrie Kosky also returns, with Komische Oper Berlin, for his production of Eugene Onegin. Sally Matthews returns to Glyndebourne Opera Festival to sing Rusalka in a revival of Melly Still’s much-loved production under the baton of Robin Ticciati. Katherine Broderick makes her debut for Garsington Opera as Miss Jessel Turn of the Screw where this summer Stuart Jackson sings Vašek The Bartered Bride, tenor James Way sings Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Artistic Director Douglas Boyd conducts Michael Boyd’s new production of Don Giovanni.

Further afield, Ilker Arcayürek makes his US Opera debut singing Nadir Les Pêcheurs de Perles for Santa Fe Opera; Austrian festival appearances include Carolyn Sampson singing Mozart’s C minor Mass with Camerata Salzburg conducted by Andrew Manze at the Salzburger Festspiele, where Barrie Kosky will stage Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, andThomas Walker sings Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno for Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik conducted by Alessandro De Marchi, while in Germany Xavier Sabata sings Vivaldi and Handel at Dresden’s Frauenkirche for Dresdner Musikfestspiele with La Folia Barockorchester, and, in France, Marcus Farnsworth and James Way appear at the Festival International d’Opéra Baroque de Beaune, joining Paul McCreesh for Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and King Arthur, where Ruby Hughes also sings Michal in Handel’s Saul, conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón.

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