Lincoln Center’s Next Season: New Isolde, New John Adams Concerto

Christine Goerke, the soprano singing Brünnhilde in the Metropolitan Opera’s “Ring” cycle this spring, will give New Yorkers a taste of her Isolde next season when she sings the second act of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” in November opposite the tenor Stephen Gould, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington.

A week later, a John Adams piano concerto called “Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?” will be given its New York premiere by the pianist Yuja Wang, with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The performances are among the highlights of next season’s Great Performers series at turbulence-prone Lincoln Center, which was announced on Monday.

The series will also feature the conductor Ivan Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Dvorak and Mahler programs; Simon Rattle conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in a concert version of Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle”; and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its new chief conductor, Lahav Shani, for a Brahms program.

A song series will include the baritone Christian Gerhaher singing Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder” and songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”; the mezzo-soprano Susan Graham singing songs by Mahler and Jake Heggie; and the baritone Matthias Goerne singing a Beethoven program. The pianists Daniil Trifonov, Jeremy Denk and Kit Armstrong will all (separately) play Bach. And the Emerson String Quartet will play Bartok’s six quartets and Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartets in three concerts.

And at the lowest possible price point — free! — Great Performers will offer hourlong string quartet recitals in the David Rubenstein Atrium, including the Attacca Quartet performing a Caroline Shaw program featuring the composer as vocalist and violist.

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