If you have been reading my blog for sometime or follow me on Twitter (there are such masochists out there, I’m told) you will know how much I like attending as many recitals of the Rosenblatt series as possible. For a privately organised, and increasingly high profile, series it is extraordinary that it has reached its fifteenth year. A testament to the dedication of the organisers and now even with a record label to release the recordings. With the relocation a couple of years ago to the Wigmore Hall, they are going from strength to strength and in a venue that is ideal for singers giving, frequently, their first London recitals.
Here’s the run down of all recitalists in the coming season, the prices are very reasonable with a top price of £30, they would make a good starting point for anyone interested in opera and song and haven’t dipped their toe in live performances.
The opening recital by Stephen Costello marks his solo return to this recital series after his UK debut with the Rosenblatts in 2006. He did sing for them in 2008 when he was paired with his wife Ailyn Pérez.
Stephen Costello + Danielle Orlando
As Stephen Costello was indisposed Javier Camarena has stepped in, for what will be a rather exciting occasion as it marks his UK debut.
Javier Camarena + Enrico Cacciari
Carmen Giannattasio + Jonathan Papp
Belén Elvira + Jorge de León + Juan Antonio Lavarez Parejo
Aida Garifullina + Iain Burnisde
Saimir Pirgu + Simon Lepper
Simone Piazzola + Vincenzo Scalera
Ben Johnson + James Bailleu
Jessica Pratt + Vincenzo Scalera
Marcello Giordani + Macri Simone
For detailed information check the dedicated page on the Rosenblatt Recitals website
You can read all my previous blog posts on Rosenblatt recitalists if you so fancy: