Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers I - Students

Five divas from the world's great opera stages converge in this gorgeous series of lieder recitals and Baroque spectaculars. Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming with Susan Graham, Stephanie Blythe, and Elīna Garanča bring an enticing blend of powerhouse virtuosity and turn-on-a-dime finesse. Acclaimed for portraying some of the most beloved operatic heroines, they give equal pleasure to their fans with the infinite emotions they evoke in recital.


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Daily, 8 AM–8 PM

Series Events

Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 2 PM
Joyce DiDonato
Drama Queens
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • Dmitry Sinkovsky, Director and Violin


  • CESTI "Intorno all'idol mio" from Oronotea
  • D. SCARLATTI Sinfonía from Tolomeo et Alessandro
  • MONTEVERDI "Disprezzata regina" from L'incoronazione di Poppea
  • GIACOMELLI "Sposa son disprezzata" from Merope
  • VIVALDI Concerto in D Minor for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 242
  • ORLANDINI "Da torbida procella" from Berenice
  • J.A. HASSE "Morte, col fiero aspetto" from Antonio e Cleopatra
  • HANDEL "Piangerò la sorté mia" from Giulio Cesare
  • HANDEL Passacaglia, Act II from Radamisto
  • PORTA "Madre diletta" from Ifigenia in Aulide
  • D. SCARLATTI Sinfonía in C Major
  • HANDEL "Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor" from Alesandro

  • Encores:
  • KEISER "Lasciami piangere" from Fredegunda
  • ORLANDINI "Col versar barbaro il sangue" from Berenice
  • HANDEL "Brilla nell'alma un non inteso ancor" from Alessandro
Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Voi che sapete
Joyce DiDonato, Soprano
EMI Virgin Classics
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 8 PM
Renée Fleming
Susan Graham
Bradley Moore
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Renée Fleming, Soprano
  • Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Bradley Moore, Piano


  • SAINT-SAËNS "Pastorale"
  • SAINT-SAËNS "Viens! une flûte invisible"
  • SAINT-SAËNS "El desdichado"
  • FAURÉ "Puisqu’ici bas," Op. 10, No. 1
  • FAURÉ "Pleurs d’or," Op. 72
  • FAURÉ Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50
  • FAURÉ "Tarentelle," Op. 10, No. 2
  • DEBUSSY "Clair de lune"
  • DEBUSSY "Mandoline"
  • DEBUSSY "Beau soir"
  • DELIBES "Les filles de Cadix"
  • HAHN "Le rossignol des lilas"
  • HAHN "Infidélité"
  • HAHN "Fêtes galantes"
  • HAHN "Le printemps"
  • BERLIOZ "La mort d'Ophélie," Op. 18, No. 2
  • ANDRÉ MESSAGER "Blanche-marie et Marie-Blanche" from Les P'tites Michu
  • OFFENBACH Barcarolle from Les contes d’Hoffmann
  • DELIBES "Duo des fleurs" from Lakmé

  • Encores:
  • MOZART "Ah guarda sorella" from Così fan tutte
  • GUGLIELMI "La Vie en rose"
  • CANTELOUBE "Malurous qu'o uno fenno" from Songs of the Auvergne
  • HUMPERDINCK "Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel
Debussy's Beau Soir
Renée Fleming, Soprano | Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Berlioz's "La mort d'Ophélie," Op. 18, No. 2
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano | Malcom Martineau, Piano
Monday, March 11, 2013 | 8 PM
Stephanie Blythe
Warren Jones
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Warren Jones, Piano


  • LEGG Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
    ·· There's been a death, in the opposite house
    ·· This is my letter to the world
    ·· I'm nobody! Who are you?
    ·· It dropped so low - in my regard
    ·· Bee! I'm expecting you!
    ·· I had no time to hate
    ·· I'll tell you how the sun rose
    ·· The way I read a letter's this
    ·· I felt a cleaving in my mind
    ·· I meant to find her when I came
    ·· Success is counted sweetest
    ·· 'Tis not that dying hurts us so
  • BARBER Three Songs, Op. 10
    ·· Rain Has Fallen
    ·· Sleep Now
    ·· I Hear an Army
  • HENDERSON "Button Up Your Overcoat"
  • HENDERSON "The Thrill is Gone"
  • HENDERSON "You're the Cream in My Coffee"
  • HENDERSON "The Best Things in Life Are Free"
  • HENDERSON "Keep Your Sunny Side Up"
  • PORTER "Night and Day"
  • PORTER "The Tale of the Oyster"
  • PORTER "You Do Something to Me"
  • CONFREY "Kitten on the Keys"
  • BERLIN "If You Don't Want My Peaches"
  • BERLIN "Always"
  • BERLIN "I Love a Piano"

  • Encores:
  • BERLIN "What’ll I Do?" from Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • CLEARY "Singin' in the Bathtub" from The Show of Shows
Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder No. 1, Der Engel
Paris Orchestral Ensemble | John Nelson, Conductor | Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano
EMI Classics
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 7 PM
Elina Garanca
Kevin Murphy
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Elina Garanca, Mezzo-Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Kevin Murphy, Piano


  • SCHUMANN "Widmung," Op. 25, No. 1
  • SCHUMANN "Der Nussbaum," Op. 25, No. 3
  • SCHUMANN "Jemand," Op. 25, No. 4
  • SCHUMANN "Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling I," Op. 25, No.11
  • SCHUMANN "Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling II," Op. 25, No. 12
  • SCHUMANN Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
    ·· Seit ich ihn gesehen
    ·· Er, der Herrlichste von allen
    ·· Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben
    ·· Du Ring an meinem Finger
    ·· Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
    ·· Süsser Freund, du blickest
    ·· An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
    ·· Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan
  • BERG Sieben frühe Lieder
  • R. STRAUSS "Leise Lieder"
  • R. STRAUSS "All’ mein Gedanken, mein Herz und mein Sinn," Op. 21, No. 1
  • R. STRAUSS "Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden," Op. 21, No. 3
  • R. STRAUSS "Meinem Kinde," Op. 37, No. 3
  • R. STRAUSS "Allerseelen," Op. 10, No. 8
  • R. STRAUSS "Heimliche Aufforderung," Op. 27, No. 3

  • Encores:
  • BRAHMS "Meine Liebe ist grün," Op. 63, No. 5
  • TRAD. (Latvian) "Close Your Eyes and Smile"