By David Salazar
The Theater St. Gallen and the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen have announced their 2022-23 season.
For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal and operatic performances.
The season kicks off with Joseph Boulogne’s “The Anonymous Lover.” Kazem Abdullah conducts a production directed by Femi Elufowoju Jr. The cast will star Joshua Stewart, Florina Illie, Äneas Humm, Libby Sokolowski, Jennifer Panara, and Christopher Sokolowskki.
Performance Dates: Sept. 17, 2022
Vincenzo Neri, Christopher Sokolowski, Ekaterina Bakanova, Libby Sokolowski, Kristján Jóhannesson, Jennifer Panara, Elena Svetnitskaya, Manuel Günther, Äneas Humm, Christoph Filler, Georg Schiessi, Riccardo Botta, Theresa Steinbach, Amelie Petrich, and David Maze.
Performance Dates: Oct. 29, 2022
“Die Zauberflöte” will be directed by Guta Rau and conducted by Katharina Müllner. The cast includes Antonina Vessenina, Maria Kublashvili, Vuvu Mpofu, Libby Sokolowski, Yorck Felix Speer, pavel Kolgatin, Christopher Sokoloski, Äneas Humm, Riccardo Botta, and Candy Grace Ho, among others.
Performance Dates: Dec. 1, 2022
There will be performances of “Hänsel und Gretel” under conducts Olivier Tardy.
Performance Dates: Dec. 9 – 23, 2022
The company will present “Der Ring an einem Abend” with Bruno Riedl, Roy Cornelius Smith, Christopher Sokolowski, Alexandra Petersamer, David Maze, Kristján Johannesson, Libby Sokolowski, Riccardo Botta, Jennifer Panara, and Christina Blaschke.
Performance Dates: Jan. 12-15, 2023
“The Time of Our Singing” will feature Vuvu Mpofu, Claron McFadden, Mark S. Doss, Kristján Jóhannesson, Joshua Stewart, Abigail Abraham, and Jennifer Panara. Kwamé Ryan conducts a production directed by Ted Huffman.
Performance Dates: March 11, 2023
Verdi’s Requiem will be staged by Krystian Lada and conducted by Modestas Pitrenas. Birgit Bücker, Anna Blumer, Guang-Xuan Chen, Christian Hettkamp, Swane Küpper, and Oliver Losehand headline the cast.
Performance Dates: May 6, 2023
“Andrea Chénier” will be directed by Rodula Gaitanou and conducted by Modestas Pitrenas. Jorge Puerta, Alexey Bogdanchikov, Daniel Miroslaw, Gabriela Schrerer, Ewa Vesin, Jennifer Panara, and Malgorzata Walewska will headline the cast.
Performance Dates: June 23, 2023
There will be a concert series entitled “Révolutionnaire” in honor of the French independence. “Sfergio – Narben der Seele” will star Michaela Riener, Soetkin Baptist, Anne Rindahl Karlsen, and Tomàs Maxé.
Performance Dates: June 25, 2023
“Le Chant du Serpent will feature countertenor Samuel Cattiau alongside a baroque ensemble.
Performance Dates: July 6, 2023
There will be a summer concert featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Panara performing music by Joseph Canteloube. Modestas Pitrenas conducts a performance which also includes Bizet’s Symphony in C Major.
Performance Dates: August 26 & 27, 2022
Soprano Yeres Suh will perform music by Bach and Mozart alongside conductor Rubén Dubrovsky. The concert will also feature Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn.
Performance Dates: Dec. 16 -18, 2022