Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Operas in Concert

Hear superb singers perform some of opera's best scores in this series of operas in concert. David Daniels leads an all-star cast in a performance of Handel's spectacular Radamisto with The English Concert, superstar soprano Renée Fleming reprises the iconic role of Blanche DuBois—written especially for her—in a semi-staged performance of André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra is joined by Michelle DeYoung for an evening of excerpts from some of Wagner's most towering operatic works.

Series Events

Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 2 PM
The English Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • The English Concert
    Harry Bicket, Conductor
  • David Daniels, Countertenor (Radamisto)
  • Brenda Rae, Soprano (Polissena)
  • Joélle Harvey, Soprano (Tigrane)
  • Patricia Bardon, Mezzo-Soprano (Zenobia)
  • Luca Pisaroni, Bass-Baritone (Tiridate)
  • David Kravitz, Baritone (Farasmane)


  • HANDEL Radamisto (concert performance)
Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 7 PM
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Renée Fleming, Soprano (Blanche DuBois)
  • Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Baritone (Stanley Kowalski)
  • Susanna Phillips, Soprano (Stella Kowalski)
  • Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Harold Mitchell, "Mitch")
  • Victoria Livengood, Mezzo-Soprano (Eunice Hubbell)
  • Dominic Armstrong, Tenor (Steve Hubbell)
  • Andrew Bidlack, Tenor (A Young Collector)
  • Georga Osborne (Nurse)
  • Bill Nabel (Doctor)
  • Brad Heikes, Brendan Irving, Kevin Reed, Patrick Stoffer, Brett Zubler (Men of New Orleans)
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Patrick Summers, Conductor
  • Brad Dalton, Director
  • Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
  • Johann Stegmeir, Costume Designer


  • ANDRÉ PREVIN A Streetcar Named Desire (semi-staged performance) (NY Premiere)

André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire ("I Can Smell the Sea Air")
San Francisco Opera Orchestra | André Previn, Conductor | Renée Fleming, Soprano
Deutsche Grammophon
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 8 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Daniele Gatti, Conductor
  • Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano


  • Selections from Götterdämmerung
    ·· Dawn
    ·· Siegfried's Rhine Journey
    ·· Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
  • Overture to Tannhäuser
  • "Ich sah das Kind" from Parsifal
  • Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
  • Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Wagner's Götterdämmerung, Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey 

London Symphony Orchestra | Leopold Stokowski, Conductor


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