Carnegie Hall Presents

Vocal Trio

Some of the world’s best operatic voices converge on the Carnegie Hall stage for captivating performances that spotlight their vocal fireworks and unmatched artistry. The dazzling Joyce DiDonato performs arias from Baroque operas sung by royal characters, Magdalena Kožená is joined by Yefim Bronfman to interpret traditional repertoire and new works, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs a spirited program of works by his fellow Russian comrades.

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
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 8 PM
Magdalena Kožená
Yefim Bronfman
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Yefim Bronfman, Piano


  • MUSSORGSKY The Nursery
  • MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE Three Melodies on a Poem of Ezra Pound (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • RAVEL Histoires naturelles
    ·· Le Paon
    ·· Le Grillon
    ·· Le Cygne
    ·· Le Martin-pêcheur
    ·· Le Pintade
  • RACHMANINOFF Songs, Op. 38
  • BARTÓK Dorfszenen

  • Encores:
  • SCHUMANN "Wehmut" from Liederkreis, Op.39
  • FAURÉ "Rêve d’amour," Op. 5, No. 2
Dvořák's "Evening Songs"
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-Soprano | Radoslav Kvapil, Piano | Kocian Quartet
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 8 PM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Baritone
  • Ivari Ilja, Piano


  • RACHMANINOFF "Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower," Op. 8, No. 2
  • RACHMANINOFF "Morning," Op. 4, No. 2
  • RACHMANINOFF "At the gates of the Holy cloister"
  • RACHMANINOFF "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10
  • RACHMANINOFF "Night is mournful," Op. 26, No. 12
  • RACHMANINOFF "Do you remember the evening"
  • RACHMANINOFF "Again I am alone," Op. 26, No. 9
  • RACHMANINOFF "How fair this spot," Op. 21, No. 7
  • RACHMANINOFF "The raising of Lazarus," Op. 34, No. 6
  • RACHMANINOFF "Lilacs," Op. 21, No. 5
  • RACHMANINOFF "I wait for thee," Op. 14, No. 1
  • SVIRIDOV Selections from "Petersburg"
    ·· "The weathercock"
    ·· "The golden oar"
    ·· "The bride"
    ·· "A voice from the chorus"
    ·· "I am nailed to a tavern counter"
    ·· "The breeze has brought from far away"
    ·· "Petersburg song"
    ·· "Those born in obscure years"
    ·· "The virgin city"

  • Encores:
  • RACHMANINOFF "In the Silence of the Secret Night"
  • TRAD. "Little Night"
  • TRAD. "Goodbye, Happiness"
Rachmaninoff's "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10

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