In our recent Spectator conversation, Antonio Pappano mentioned that he was taking the Santa Cecilia Orchestra to a residency at the Salzburg Easter Festival, an unprecedented recognition for an Italian orchestra. Apparently that’s some way ahead.
The details of the 2021 feswtival are confirmed today. Pappano will conduct Hilary Hahn in a Mozart concerto, followed by Mahler’s 7th symphony with the Dresden Staatskapelle.
Hahn will receive the Herbert von Karajan Prize.
Netrebko will sing her first new-production Turandot.
Philippe Herrweghe conducts the Bach B-minor Mass.
See the brochure here.