Carnegie Hall Presents

Vocal Adrenaline


Joyce DiDonato
David Zobel

Dorothea Röschmann
David Daniels

Sylvia Schwartz
Bernarda Fink
Michael Schade
Thomas Quasthoff

Joyce DiDonato
David Zobel

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 6, 2011 | 2 PM

Performers

David Zobel, Piano
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

HAYDN "Berenice, che fai," Hob. XXIVa:10
ROSSINI "L'invito"
ROSSINI "La partenza"
ROSSINI "Le dodo des enfants"
ROSSINI "Chanson de Zora"
CHAMINADE "Viens! mon bien-aimé!"
CHAMINADE "Villanelle"
CHAMINADE "Aubade"
CHAMINADE "L'été"
ROSSINI "Assisa al piè d’un salice...Deh, calma," from Otello
JAKE HEGGIE The Breaking Waves (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BUZZI-PECCIA "Lolita" (serenata spagnola)
LEONCAVALLO "Serenata francese"
DI CHIARA "La spagnola"

Encores:MASSENET "Je suis gris!" from Chérubin
ROSSINI "Tanti affetti" from La donna del Lago
ARLEN "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz
This Yankee Diva (as she calls herself) is a “gilt-edged opera star” (The New York Times). Though she made her name singing Rossini, she’s also built a reputation as an interpreter of new music. On this recital, she introduces us to new songs from Jake Heggie—DiDonato starred in the New York premiere of his opera Dead Man Walking—and works by Rossini, Haydn, and Chaminade.

Listen

Fauré “En sourdine” from Mélodies, Op. 58, No. 2

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Joyce DiDonato,  Mezzo-Soprano / Julius Drake, Piano
Wigmore Hall Live

Dorothea Röschmann
David Daniels

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, April 3, 2011 | 2 PM

Performers

David Daniels, Countertenor
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Jory Vinikour, Co-Director and Harpsichord
Juilliard415
Monica Huggett, Co-Director and Leader

Program

HANDEL Overture to Rodelinda
HANDEL "Ho perduto il caro sposo" from Rodelinda
HANDEL "Crede l'uomo ch'egli riposi" from Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
HANDEL Passacaglia from Terpsicore and Il pastor fido
HANDEL "Se'il mio duol" from Rodelinda
HANDEL "Perfido, di a quell'empio tiranna" from Radamisto
HANDEL "Io t'abbraccio" from Rodelinda
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2
HANDEL "Per le porte del tormento passan l'anime" from Sosarme, re di Media
HANDEL "V'adoro, pupille" from Giulio Cesare
HANDEL "Voi che udite il mio lamento" from Agrippina
HANDEL "Morrai si, l'empia tua testa" from Rodelinda
HANDEL "Scherzano sul tuo volto" from Rinaldo

Encores:HANDEL "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo
HANDEL "Ch'io parta? Sì, crudele" from Partenope
MONTEVERDI "Pur ti miro" from L'incoronazione di Poppea
These are two singers who bring a theatrical flair to everything they do and excel in this repertoire. Röschmann is “a fundamentally dramatic singer” who “effortlessly takes on character” (The New York Times). Daniels is a “quintessential exponent of the Handelian style” (The Wall Street Journal). Together, they take you through some of the highlights from operas and oratorios by the Baroque era’s most illustrious composer for the stage.

Listen

Handel Rodelinda (“Vivi, tiranno”)

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David Daniels, Countertenor; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Roger Norrington
Virgin Classics

Sylvia Schwartz
Bernarda Fink
Michael Schade
Thomas Quasthoff

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, April 25, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Bernarda Fink, Mezzo-Soprano
Justus Zeyen, Piano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Michael Schade, Tenor
Sylvia Schwartz, Soprano
Thomas Quasthoff, Bass-Baritone

Program

SCHUMANN Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138
BRAHMS Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52
BRAHMS "An die Heimat," Op. 64, No. 1
BRAHMS "Der Abend," Op. 64, No. 2
BRAHMS "O schöne Nacht," Op. 92, No. 1
BRAHMS "Abendlied," Op. 92, No. 3
BRAHMS Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 65

Encores:BRAHMS "Da unten im Tale" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6
TRAD. "In einem kühlen Grunde"
A recital with any one of these singers would be memorable; a program with them all together is outstanding. In Schumann’s setting of Spanish folk poetry, Schwartz, Fink, Schade, and Quasthoff all show off their skills individually before joining up in the final song. At the heart of this program are Brahms’s two brilliant sets of vocal quartets with their two-piano accompaniment.

Listen

Brahms Liebeslieder, Walzer, Op. 52, No. 11 ("Nein, Es Ist Nicht Auszukommen")

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Martial Singher, Bass / Marlena Kleinman, Mezzo-Soprano / Wayne Conner, Tenor / Benita Valente, Soprano / Rudolf Serkin, Piano / Leon Fleisher, Piano
Sony Classical