The series Canto lirico features Lea Desandre, celebrated as Despina in the Così fan tutte of the past two Festival years, with the Ensemble Jupiter under the baton of Thomas Dunford and the programme Lettres amoureuses, which combines arias by Monteverdi and Handel with instrumental works of the same era.

Juan Diego Flórez comes to Salzburg accompanied by his youth orchestra Sinfonía por el Perú, conducted by Roberto González-Monjas. Arias and orchestral works by Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini and Manuel de Falla are complemented by works by Latin American composers. Sinfonía por el Perú was founded in 2011 by Juan Diego Flórez and emulates El Sistema in Venezuela, targeting socially disadvantaged children and teenagers in Peru.