Rosenblatt Recitals 2016/17
London's only international opera recital series unveils the hottest names in singing from around the world
The series is opened on 26 September by the young American lyric tenor Alek Shrader, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and who has already sung at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival. His concert on 26 September includes arias by Mozart, Handel and Rossini, and he will also perform songs by composers from his own country, including Virgil Thomson's Mostly About Love, Samuel Barber's 3 Songs, and Stephen Collins Foster's Beautiful Dreamer.
Alek Shrader puts lighter songs into his programme at Wigmore Hall on 26 September. Photograph: Peter Shaaf
Next up is the Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto, whose Wigmore Hall recital on 10 October features arias from Le Nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto (set in her native Mantua), La Boheme, and Norma. Praised for a bright and beautiful upper register, she is already scheduled to sing Mimi in La Boheme in Barcelona and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro in Amsterdam in 2016.
On 1 November, shortly before he goes into a production of Verdi's great Don Carlo at La Scala, Milan, the Italian baritone Simone Piazzola sings songs by his countrymen, among them Verdi, Donizetti and Tosti, including Il balen del suo sorriso from Il Trovatore, in which he also appears in 2016, at the Staatsoper, Berlin.
The warm-voiced, Mexican-born soprano Maria Katzarava is joined by the tenor Stefano la Colla on 10 January for a programme of arias and duets principally by Verdi and Puccini in the last Wigmore Hall Rosenblatt recital for which booking is currently open: http://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-series/rosenblatt-recitals
Lise Davidsen appears at Wigmore Hall on 9 May. Photograph: Ole Jorgen Bratland/Statoil
Already a favourite at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky's busy schedule includes the title role in a revival of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Royal Opera House from 22 November to 12 December 2016. Returning to London for the only recital in the Rosenblatt series to take place at Cadogan Hall, on 16 March 2017, she sings Song to the Moon from Dvorak's Rusalka in a programme of operatic arias and art songs. Booking for this recital is now open and can be found by clicking here.
Soloists in the spring recitals at Wigmore Hall are mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught (6 March), tenor Ivan Magri (3 April), Lise Davidsen (9 May), and bass Nahuel di Pierro (5 June). Booking for spring 2017 recitals opens on 1 October 2016.
Ian Rosenblatt, founder of Rosenblatt Recitals says: “I am thrilled to announce Rosenblatt Recitals’ 2016/17 season, our 17th to date, with a fantastic roster of artists, all joining us for the first time. Rosenblatt Recitals is a matter of great personal pride, and I’m delighted with the reputation we’ve been building for over 17 years. Launching this season, I look forward to new and returning audiences joining us to experience these truly tremendous voices up-close, and enjoy another wonderful year of music.”