Notes From a Singer

Ian Bostridge’s incredibly versatile diary.

Welcome back to Ian Bostridge who has returned from a well deserved break following a very successful end to the 2010 / 2011 season. The last six months have seen Ian tour Canada and the US with Les Violons du Roy (to promote his new ‘Three Baroque Tenors’ disc on EMI) which included concerts in Montreal, Seattle, Chicago and at New York’s Zankel Hall. This was followed by two sold out performances of ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ at the Aldeburgh Festival (conducted by Oliver Knussen) which also toured to the Musikgebouw in Amsterdam and to Luxembourg (which was one of the final concerts in Ian’s Luxembourg Residency). Ian’s season finished with a successful week at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade (a quartet programme with Birgid Steinberger, Angelika Kirchschlager, Christopher Maltman and Julius Drake and a solo recital.)


Ian has an exciting 2011 / 2012 season  which commences later this month with two performances at the Salzburg Festival (Dichterliebe with Mitsuko Uchida  and Britten’s Nocturne with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle). Ian has a big American presence this forthcoming season, with appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, a tour of the ‘St. John Passion’ with Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie, and a recital tour with Julius Drake.  In New York, Ian will appear at Carnegie Hall on two occasions (with Les Violons du Roy and in recital with Thomas Adés) and at Avery Fisher Hall (with a performance of the War Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra).  


Ian will give recitals in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Venice, Rome and La Scala,  launch his new book “A Singer’s Notebook”, tour the ‘Three Baroque Tenors’ programme with Europa Galanta to Korea and give a  Bach tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to Europe. The highlight of his London season is a seven concert Residency at London’s Wigmore Hall entitled “Ancient and Modern”. 

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