The Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy 2022: Combining world-class music with spectacular mountains and summer light
Tickets are now on sale for all concerts taking place at the 66th Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, which this year will run from 15 July to 3 September 2022 in the endlessly charming setting of Gstaad.
VIENNA – BEETHOVEN DELAYED 2022 is this year’s theme, with many concerts dedicated to Beethoven and the shimmering Austrian capital wherein he and countless other composers thrived. Through this theme, the festival is revisiting the focal points of the cancelled 2020 festival.
The festival will commence with Beethoven’s mighty “Missa solemnis” in the intimate setting of the Saanen Church, in a concert featuring RIAS Kammerchor and the Freiburger Barockorchester under the outstanding René Jacobs. Highlights of the festival include two thrilling operas in concert form: Beethoven’s “Fidelio” under Jaap van Zweden with the well-loved Jonas Kaufmann and Mozart’s exhilarating “The Magic Flute” hosted by Christophe Rousset and his Les Talens Lyriques.
Elsewhere, a shower of classical music stars will light up the region’s beautiful churches: From Artist in Residence 2022 Andreas Ottensamer, to Patricia Kopatchinskaja, to András Schiff, to Yuja Wang.
The Gstaad Digital Festival continues to have a presence this year, offering concert highlights, backstage artist interviews and behind-the-scenes features.
One of the festival’s academic strands, the Gstaad Conducting Academy, will offer 10 junior conductors from all over the world the chance to work with the Gstaad Festival Orchestra for three weeks and conduct at its performances. The students will be taught by world-renowned conductors (this year, the turn of Jaap van Zweden and Professor Johannes Schlaefli).
Tickets for the festival, and further information including the full programme, can be found here.