Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers I

Four magnificent singers who dazzle in both opera and song command the stage in these recitals, which showcase their tremendous expressive powers. Joyce DiDonato leads a musical tour of Venice with songs and arias that span the Baroque to the 20th century, while Thomas Hampson shows why he's one of the most celebrated baritones of our time. Dorothea Röschmann and pianist Mitsuko Uchida partner for the gorgeous songs of Schumann and Berg, and Stephanie Blythe sings a lively program that includes songs by Weill, Brel, and Coward.

Series Events

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 8 PM
Joyce DiDonato
David Zobel
A Journey Through Venice
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
  • David Zobel, Piano

Program

  • VIVALDI "Onde chiare che sussurrate" from Ercole su'l Termodonte
  • VIVALDI "Amato ben" from Ercole su'l Termodonte
  • FAURÉ Cinq mélodies "de Venise"
  • ROSSINI La regata veneziana
  • ROSSINI "Assisa al piè d’un salice ... Deh, calma," from Otello
  • HEAD Three Songs of Venice
  • HAHN from Venezia
    ·· Sopra l'acqua indormenzada
    ·· La barcheta
    ·· L'avertimento
    ·· Che pecà
    ·· La primavera

  • Encores:
  • ROSSINI Canzonetta spagnuola
  • DE CURTIS Non ti scordar di me
Rossini's "Anzoleta Co' Passa La Regata'
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano | Julius Drake, Piano
Wigmore Hall Live
Monday, February 9, 2015 | 8 PM
Thomas Hampson
Wolfram Rieger
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Thomas Hampson, Baritone
  • Wolfram Rieger, Piano

Program

  • R. STRAUSS "Heimliche Aufforderung," Op. 27, No. 3
  • R. STRAUSS "Freundliche Vision," Op. 48, No. 1
  • R. STRAUSS "Mein Herz ist stumm, mein Herz ist kalt," Op. 19, No. 6
  • R. STRAUSS "Sehnsucht," Op. 32, No. 2
  • R. STRAUSS "Ruhe, meine Seele," Op. 27, No. 1
  • ZEMLINSKY "Mit Trommeln und Pfeifen," Op. 8, No. 3
  • MAHLER "Revelge"
  • HINDEMITH "O, nun heb du an, dort in deinem Moor," Op. 14, No. 2
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS "Joy, Shipmate, Joy!"
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS "A Clear Midnight"
  • HINDEMITH "Sing on There in the Swamp"
  • IVES "Tom Sails Away"
  • IVES "The Things Our Fathers Loved"
  • IVES "In Flanders Fields"
  • JENNIFER HIGDON Civil Words (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • HENRY T. BURLEIGH "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors"
  • BONDS "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
  • BERGER "Lonely People"
  • BERNSTEIN "To What You Said" from Songfest
Brahms's "Wiegenlied"
Thomas Hampson, Baritone | Wolfram Rieger, Piano
Warner Classics
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 8 PM
Dorothea Röschmann
Mitsuko Uchida
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
  • Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

Program

  • SCHUMANN Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • BERG Seven Early Songs
  • SCHUMANN Frauenliebe und -leben
Schumann's "Im Herbste"
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano | Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Decca
Friday, May 15, 2015 | 8 PM
Stephanie Blythe
Warren Jones
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

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

Program

  • POULENC Poèmes de Ronsard
    ·· Attributs
    ·· Le tombeau
    ·· Ballet
    ·· Je n'ai plus que les os
    ·· À son page
  • FERRÉ "La vie antérieure"
  • FERRÉ "L'Invitation au voyage"
  • BREL "Les pieds dans le ruisseau"
  • BREL "Ne me quitte pas"
  • BREL "Amsterdam"
  • BRITTEN "Tell Me the Truth About Love"
  • BRITTEN "Funeral Blues"
  • BRITTEN "Johnny"
  • BRITTEN "Calypso"
  • COWARD "Zigeuner" from Bitter-Sweet
  • COWARD "Nina" from Sigh No More
  • COWARD "Mad About the Boy" from Words and Music
  • COWARD "Mrs. Worthington"
  • COWARD "The Party's Over Now" from Words and Music
Irving Berlin's "Always"
Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano | Craig Terry, Piano
Innova