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5/11

The Metropolitan Opera
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor

Francis Poulenc:  Dialogues Des Carmelites

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Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force), Adrianne Pieczonka (Mme Lidoine), Erin Morley (Constance), Karen Cargill (Mere Marie), Karita Mattila (First Prioress), David Portillo (Chevalier de la Force), Dwayne Croft (Marquis de la Force)

5/18

Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert 2019

Anthony Roth Costanzo hosts this program in which many of today's finest young vocalists compete for a $15,000 prize.  Carlo Rizzi conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in selections from Wagner's Tannhauser, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Gounod's Faust and much more.  Bass-baritone Christian Van Horn will perform as guest artist.

5/25

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Bonn Theater Chorus
Jacques Lacombe, conductor

Siobhan Stagg, Janai Brugger and Marigona Querkezi sopranos;  Annalisa Stroppa and Virginie Verrez, mezzo-sopranos;  Atalla Ayan and Joshua Guerrero, tenors;  George Gagnidze, baritone; 
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass

Gustave Charpentier:  "Depuis le jour" from Louise
Arrigo Boito:  "Son lo spirit" and "Ave Signor" from Mephistopheles
Georges Bizet:  Habanera from Carmen
Giuseppe Verdi:  "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" from Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi:  Sinfonia and "Va pensiero" from Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi:  "E strano … Sempre libera" from La Traviata
Ludwig van Beethoven:  "O war ich schon mit dir vereint" from Fidelio
Giacomo Puccini:  "Che gelida manina" from La Boheme
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  "Deh, per questo istante" from La Clemenza di Tito
Gaetano Donizetti:  "Caro elisir! sei mio! … Esulti pur la barbara" from Elisir d'Amore
Gaetano Donizetti:  "Quel guardo il cavaliere … So anch'io la virtù magica" from Don Pasquale
Jules Massenet:  "Va laisse couler les larmes" from Werther
Francesco Cilea:  "E la solita storia del pastore" from L'Arlesiana
Vincenzo Bellini:  "O quante volte" from Capuleti e I Montecchi
Umbergo Giordano:  "Nemico della patria" from Andrea Chenier
Gioachino Rossini:  "Una voce poco fa"from The Barber of Seville
Franz Lehar:  "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" from Land des Lachelns

6/1

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Bonn Opera Chorus
Dirk Kaftan, conductor
Kristina Mkhitaryan, Heather Engebretson, and Elena Bezgodkova, sopranos; Aude Extremo and Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-sopranos; Alessandro Scotto di Luzio and Ivan Magrì, tenor; Kartal Karagedik, baritone

Leonard Bernstein:  Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein:  "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide

Gioachino Rossini:  "Cruda sorte" from The Italian Girl in Algiers

Giuseppe Verdi:  "Caro nome" fromRigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi:  "Oh Patria… Tu che accendi… Di tanti palpiti" from Tancredi
Giuseppe Verdi:  "Lunge da lei… De’ miei bollenti spiriti" from La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi:  "Io morro, ma lieto in core" from Don Carlos
Giuseppe Verdi:  "Parigi o cara" from La Traviata

Vincenzo Bellini: Ah! Per sempre io te perdeifrom I Puritani

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  "Martern aller Arten"from The Abduction from the Seraglio

Gaetano Donizetti:  "Esulti pur la Barbara" and "Una furtiva lagrima"from The Love Potion  

Charles Gounod: Waltz from Margarethe

Camille Saint-Saens:  "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson and Delilah

Jules Massenet: "Adieu notre petite table" from Manon

Giacomo Puccini:  "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca
Giacomo Puccini:  "Che gelida manina" from La Boheme  

Henry Mancini:  "Crazy World" from Victor/Victoria

Carl Orff:  "O Fortuna" from Carmina burana

6/8

Royal Opera House
Nicola Luisotti, conductor                

Giuseppe Verdi:  Falstaff

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Bryn Terfel (Sir John Falstaff); Ana Maria Martínez (Alice Ford); Simon Keenlyside (Ford); Anna Prohaska (Nanetta); Frederic Antoun (Fenton); Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly); Marie McLaughlin (Meg Page); Peter Hoare (Dr. Caius); Michael Colvin (Bardolph); Craig Colclough (Pistol)

6/15

Royal Opera House
Henrik Nanasi, conductor
William Spaulding, chorus director

Giuseppe Verdi:  Simon Boccanegra

Carlos Alvarez (Simon Boccanegra), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacopo Fiesco), Hrachuhi Bassenz (Amelia Grimaldi), Francesco Meli (Adorno),  Mark Rucker (Paolo Albiani), Simon Shibambu (Pietro), Dervla Ramsay (Amelia's maidservant), Simon Davies (Captain)

6/22

Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano, conductor
William Spaulding, chorus director

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  The Queen of Spades
 
Aleksandrs Antonenko (Herman), Vladimir Stoyanov (Prince Yeletsky), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Lisa), Dame Felicity Palmer (Countess), John Lundgren (Count Tomsky), Anna Goryachova (Pauline), Alexandre Kravets (Chekalinsky), Tigran Martirossian (Surin), Louise Winter (Governess), Harry Nicoll  (Master of Ceremonies), Jacquelyn Stucker  (Prilepa), Konu Kim (Chaplitsky), Michael Mofidian (Narumov)

6/29

Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano, conductor
William Spaulding, chorus director

Giuseppe Verdi:  La forza del destino

Anna Netrebko (Leonora), Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro), Ludovic Tezier (Don Carlo di Vargas), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Padre Guardiano), Alessandro Corbelli (Fra Melitone),
Veronica Simeoni (Preziosilla), Robert Lloyd (Marquis of Calatrava), Roberta Alexander (Curra), Michael Mofidian (Alcalde), Carlo Bosi (Maestro Trabuco)