In Magdalena's next concert season, both lovers of song recitals and fans of opera, oratorio and symphonic works will find something for themselves, as will those who prefer baroque music and those who prefer newer works. In addition, this time Magdalena will also head overseas!
Photo: (c) Edinburgh International Festival / Jassy Earl
The 2022/23 season is framed by two European tours with song recitals. Right now, the tour with the phenomenal Yefim Bronfman is underway: a recording of the Edinburgh concert can be heard here, and a lovely review can be found here. Two days ago, both artists were applauded by the audience in Helsinki, today they are in Merano, Italy, with Essen and Berlin to come. On the second (spring) tour Magdalena will be accompanied by the legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida; both ladies will visit Antwerp, Dortmund, Budapest and also in Prague for the Prague Spring Festival.
In the autumn Magdalena will tour South America with her favourite ensemble Venice Baroque Orchestra and a programme inspired by Handel's Alcina. In February she will sing Alcina with Les Musiciens du Louvre and under the direction of Marc Minkowski in concerts in Paris, Hamburg, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. As Janáček's Varvara, she will appear with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle in a concert performance of Katya Kabanova, and as Donna Elvira in a semi-staged performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni at Mozartwoche Salzburg with András Schiff.
The season will not be short of stage productions of operas. Magdalena returns to the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin to sing the role of Idamante in Mozart's Idomeneo. Under the baton of Jordi Savall, she will make her debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu as Ottavia in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.
Together with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena is the Artist-in-Residence of the 127th season of the Czech Philharmonic, with whom she will sing less performed Czech repertoire as well as songs by Béla Bartók and Maurice Ravel at the Rudolfinum in Prague.
Magdalena's other Czech performances include the December gala concert of the Concentus Moraviae festival, of which she is a patron, or the traditional May day spent with young artists as part of the nationwide ZUŠ Open festival, the main project of Magdalena's Foundation established in 2016 to support Czech primary art schools.