Michael Tilson Thomas and the SF Symphony continue to be prominent on
the vocal scene here. In the Symphony's 2005-'06 season, announced
at a press conference today, these are some of the featured singers:
Patricia Petibon, Richard Troxell, Christopher Maltman in 11/9-12 "Carmina
Burana" performances, David Robertson conducting.
Carolyn Sampson, Daniel Taylor, James Gilchrist, Eric Owens in "Messiah,"
11/23-27, Harry Christophers.
Anthony Dean Griffey, Michelle De Young, Tigran Martirossian, Ayk
Martirossian; Olga Trifonova, Paul Groves in "Oedipus Rex" and "Le
Rossignol," 12/8-10, MTT.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, with the Moscow Philharmonic, in a program of Russian
opera scenes, 1/22, Constantine Orbelian.
Matthias Goerne, Strauss songs, 3/2-4, Ingo Metzmacher.
Christine Brandes, Jane Irwin, Steve Davislim, Randall Scarlata in Haydn's
"Scena di Berenice" and the Mozart "Coronation Mass," 3/8-11, Martin
SFS Chorus in Shostakovich, Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar," 3/30-4/1, Mstislav
Celena Shafer, in Berg's "Lulu" suite, 4/6, MTT.
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, in the Ruckert Lieder, 4/13-15, MTT.
Audra McDonald, 4/22, program to be announced.
Soloists TBA, Mahler #8, 6/31-6/3, MTT.
Soloists TBA for the June festival of "Romantic Visions of Paradise and the
Abyss," James Conlon conducting, 4/9-25, including Zemlinsky's "Der Zwerg"
(excerpts) and "Ein florentinishe Tragodie," the Verdi Requiem, Liszt's
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