The programme for Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival
– taking place from 22 July to 27 August 2016 – has been announced.
The Festival, celebrating its 50th year, will have a special focus on opera. In the opening concert
, Music Director Louis Langrée
will conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in ‘The Illuminated Heart: Selections from Mozart’s Operas’ with video art by Neita Jones. The cast will include Christopher Maltman
who is making his debut at the festival. Louis Langrée will also conduct a staged concert of ‘Così fan tutte’ with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra who take up residency this summer, and starring Rod Gilfry
as Don Alfonso.
Also under the baton of Louis Langrée, the Festival Orchestra will perform the New York premiere
of George Benjamin
’s 2007 arrangement of Bach’s Canon and Fugue (from the ‘Art of Fugue’).