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Performances booked in 2023

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I have the same three principal aims as last year: spend time with dear friends, see as many cultural events as possible, and continue figuring out what & where my next home should be. So far, the opera events have been wonderful, and as for theater, Medea was one of the best performances ever. And all these are just through summer! Nothing booked for the fall yet, but I’m anxious to see what the 2023-2024 musical season will offer.

Peter Mattei

Bach: Cantata “Ich habe genug”; Brahms: Sym #4

December 13 at 8 pm

Philharmonie de Paris

Campra: Requiem

December 11 at 8 pm

Philharmonie de Paris

Swing et Strings

Philippe Duchemin et le Quatuor du Maine

December 10 at 4 pm

Halle aux Toiles d’Alençon

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Louis Langrée Conducts Mozart’s Final Symphonies

August 11 at 7:30 pm

Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

Randall Goosby

The Avery Fisher Legacy Concert

Coleman | Tchaikovsky | Mozart | Lully | Kodály

August 09 at 7:30 pm

Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

Istanbul Devlet Tiyatrosu


17 June 20:00

14th Istanbul Opera Festival

Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) 

Opening night Gala concert

Sat 10 June 20:30

La Traviata

Thu 15 June 20:30

Andrea Chenier

Sun 18 June 20:30

Het Concertgebouw

Porpora, Polifemo

6 May 13:00

Julia Lezhneva, Franco Fagioli

Het Concertgebouw

Brahms, Symphonies 2 & 4

5 May 19:00

John Eliot Gardiner

Theatre Le Fil au Plomb, Toulouse

Du Fist à Phèdre

26 April

Montpellier's Opera-Comedia, home to the national orchestra and opera company

Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier

Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride

with pre-concert Conférence de Jean-Jacques Groleau

23 April 16h


Handel Water Music by candlelight

21 April 19h

St. Martin’s Chamber Ensemble, Andrew Earis

SoHo Place


20 April 14:30

Sophie Okonedo, Ben Daniels

Berlin Philharmonic main auditorium

Berlin Philharmonic

Handel, Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno

10 March

Julia Lezhneva stood in for Franco Fagioli

La Monnaie-De Munt opera house in Brussels

La Monnaie – De Munt

Yevgeny Onegin

4 February 19:30

Eglise Saint Ephrem

Moreau et Mantin

7 January 16:00


What was your favorite event in the past season?

Which upcoming event are you most looking forward to?

It would fun to know my readers’ tastes – whether they coincide with mine at all or diverge greatly. Won’t you share? Write me in the “Leave a reply” section please!

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