Dame Sarah Connolly, Claire Barnett-Jones and Roderick Williams lead the 2022 season of the Aldeburgh Festival



(Credit: Philip Vile)

The Aldeburgh Festival has announced its 2022 season. The festival opens June 3 and ends June 26, 2022.

For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on vocal works. Here is the full slate.

Baritone Kieran Rayner performs music by Schubert, Debussy and Finzi alongside pianist Bradley Wood.

Date of performance: June 4, 2022

Soprano Jessica Aszodi and singer Laura Bowler present Bowler’s own music alongside the London Sinfonietta. Sian Edwards directs a Katie Mitchell production.

Date of performance: June 4, 2022

Soprano Héloïse Werner performs romantic miniatures by Cécile Chaminade and songs by composers such as Kerry Andrew, Freya Waley-Cohen and Ayanna Witter-Johnson, as well as pieces by contemporaries of Britten, Imogen Holst and Priaulx Rainier.

Date of performance: June 5, 2022

Elizabeth Atherton, Richard Burkhard, Frances Gregory and Andrew McKenzie-Wicks present the opera by Tom Coult and Alice Birch “Purple. “Andrew Gourlay is directing a production of Jude Christian. A co-production for the Aldeburgh Festival by Britten Pears Arts and Music Theater Wales.

Date of performance: June 5, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Siân Dicke sings songs by Ravel, Copland and Smetana.

Date of performance: June 8, 2022

Young female singers perform “” by SchubertDie Schöne Mullerin»Alongside pianist Ana Manastireanu.

Date of performance: June 11, 2022

ORA Singers presents choral works written during the two Elizabethan periods, combining pieces composed in the 16th century with 21st century commissions inspired by them.

Date of performance: June 11, 2022, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral

Multimedia chamber opera by Jasmine Morris “Farm animal»Answers Orvel’s famous novel.

Date of performance: June 12, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska performs music by Frank Bridge, Nahre Sol, George Crumb and Margaret Bonds alongside violist Timothy Ridout and pianist Kunal Lahiry.

Date of performance: June 14, 2022

The BBC Singers perform a collection of short choral pieces by English composers created to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen in 1953.

Date of performance: June 14, 2022, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons and baritone Roderick Williams present works by Britten and Higgins. Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Date of performance: June 17, 2022

Lebanese-American tenor Karim Sulayman and Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe perform a mix of Purcell, Dowland and Monteverdi, 16th century Sephardic and Moorish songs, 20th century pieces by Britten and Takemitsu, and Latin American hit Cucurrucucu Paloma .

Date of performance: June 18, 2022

Soprano Katy Thomson performs “Nahar Amok” by Omri Kochavi.

Date of performance: June 21, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean sings works for amplified solo voice with electronics and tape.

Date of performance: June 22, 2022

New chamber opera by Emily Hazrati and librettist Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh »TIDE“will be carried out.

Date of performance: June 23, 2022

Organist Anna Lapwood joins her choir singers to perform plainsong-based music by composers such as Bach, Britten and Dobrinka Tabakova alongside the original vocals.

Date of performance: June 25, 2022

Famous British mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly sings music by Samuel Barber, Ernest Chausson and Kurt Weill, pieces by Schoenberg and Berg, and the first performance of “Songs of Sleep and Regret” by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

Date of performance: June 25, 2022, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones performs music by Rebecca Clarke, Liza Lehmann, Ethel Smyth and Imogen Holst.

Date of performance: June 26, 2022


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