Juilliard Announces 2018-19 Season of Operas and Vocal Arts Performance
Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Zeger, announces its 2018-19 season of opera and vocal arts performances. Highlights of the upcoming season include three mainstage operas: Britten's The Turn of the Screw featuring Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by John Giampietro, on November 14, 16, and 18 in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater; Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, featuring Juilliard singers and period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415, conducted by Avi Stein and directed by Mary Birnbaum, on February 20, 22, and 24 in Juilliard's Willson Theater; and Mozart's Don Giovanni, featuring Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Colaneri and directed by Emma Griffin, on April 24, 26, and 28 in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. In June 2019, singers from Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and Juilliard415 will tour together for the first time, taking a concert version of Dido and Aeneas to Europe with performances at London's Holland Park, the Opéra Royal at Versailles, and at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens.
Other highlights include the Alice Tully Hall Vocal Arts Recital with alumna, soprano Hyesang Park and pianist Brian Zeger, on Thursday, November 1, in Alice Tully Hall; Juilliard Songfest, a program curated and performed by pianist Brian Zeger, featuring Juilliard singers, on Monday, February 4 in Alice Tully Hall; and the Vocal Arts Honors Recital (singers to be announced in December) on Thursday, March 21, in Alice Tully Hall.
Additional vocal performances in the 2018-19 season include a "Bernstein Centennial Concert" with the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by alumna Marin Alsop, featuring Bernstein'sSongfest with alumni soloists on Saturday, September 29, at Carnegie Hall; a concert with Juilliard415 and conductor William Christie titled "Handel in Rome I" on Monday, November 19, at the Morgan Library and "Handel in Rome II" with Juilliard415 and conductor Paul Agnew on Saturday, December 1, in Alice Tully Hall featuring Handel's Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96; and a concert with the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Barbara Hannigan, that includes Sibelius' Luonnotar, featuring soprano Meghan Kasanders, on Friday, February 8, in Alice Tully Hall.
Vocal master classes will be announced at a later date.
Juilliard's Ellen and James. S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts was established in 2010 by the generous support of Ellen and James S. Marcus.