The Canadian soprano has rallied international performers to take young aspirants on stage with them during the post-Covid depression.
Using the politically questionable title ‘Momentum’, she has recruited these eminences to her scheme:
Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Barbara Hannigan, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Nicola Benedetti, Susanna Mälkki, Francois-Xavier Roth, George Benjamin, Alisa Weilerstein, Kirill Gerstein, Vladimir Jurowski, Simon Rattle, Leif Ove Andsnes, Natalie Dessay, Karina Canellakis, Rolando Villazón, Mark Elder, Esa Pekka Salonen, Simon Keenlyside, Dame Sarah Connolly, Mark Padmore, Carolyn Sampson, Christopher Maltman, Jakub Hrusa, Cristian Macelaru, Marc Minkowski, Hannu Lintu, Malcolm Martineau, Alice Coote, Bertrand Chamayou, Matthias Pintscher, Allan Clayton, Renaud Capuçon, Lars Vogt, Lahav Shani, Alexandre Tharaud, Thomas Adès, Michael Seal, Florian Boesch, Stephane Degout and Roderick Williams. Performing organisations include the Munich Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, OAE, LSO, Britten Pears Arts, Wigmore Hall, Swedish Radio, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Ojai Festival, Bamberg Symphoniker and Gothenburg Symphony.
The first Momentum event is tomorrow at Snape Maltings, where the Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk will be accompanied on the piano by Pappano, who says: ‘It is vital that we all look to support the next generation of performing talent, not least at this difficult time.’