Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers III: Evenings of Song

Hear young singers in the early stages of stardom perform in the intimate setting of Weill Recital Hall. South African dramatic soprano Elza van den Heever won raves for her 2013 Metropolitan Opera debut as Elizabeth I in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, while another South African soprano, Pretty Yende, dazzled in her 2013 Met debut in Rossini's Le comte Ory. Baritone Nathaniel Olson wins acclaim with each performance; soprano Heidi Stober continues to build her exciting career after her 2010 San Francisco Opera debut; and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill showcases her sumptuous voice in a program of German lieder. Join us after each of the concerts on this series for Salon Encores, a salon-style reception where you can enjoy drinks and merriment with fellow audience members and occasionally the evening’s artists.

Series Events

Monday, October 13, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Pretty Yende
Kamal Khan
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Pretty Yende, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Kamal Khan, Piano

Program

  • ROSSINI "La promessa" from Les soirées musicales
  • BELLINI "Vanne, o rosa fortunata"
  • DONIZETTI "Me voglio fa 'na casa"
  • DONIZETTI "L’amor funesto"
  • DEBUSSY "Beau soir"
  • DEBUSSY "Fleur des blés"
  • DEBUSSY "Clair de lune"
  • DEBUSSY "Mandoline"
  • DEBUSSY "Apparition"
  • MEYERBEER "O beau pays de la Touraine" from Les Huguenots
  • LISZT Tre sonetti di Petrarca
    ·· Pace non trovo
    ·· Benedetto sia'l giorno
    ·· I' vidi in terra angelici costumi
  • JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ "Sierra de Granada" from La tempranica
  • JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ "La tarántula é un bicho mú malo" from La tempranica
  • JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ "Me llaman la primorosa" from El barbero de Sevilla
  • BELLINI "Oh, se una volta sola ... Ah! non credea mirarti ... Ah! non giunge uman pensiero" from La sonnambula

  • Encores:
  • PUCCINI "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi
  • TRAD. "Thula mntwana" sung in Zulu
  • HERBERT "Art Is Calling for Me" (The Prima Donna Song) from The Enchantress
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Elza van den Heever
Vlad Iftinca
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Elza van den Heever, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Vlad Iftinca, Piano

Program

  • HANDEL "Mio caro bene" from Rodelinda
  • HANDEL "Ah! crudel, il pianto mio" from Rinaldo
  • SCHUMANN Frauenliebe und -leben
  • FAURÉ "Les roses d’Ispahan"
  • FAURÉ "Après un rêve"
  • FAURÉ "Clair de lune"
  • FAURÉ "Fleur jetée"
  • BRAHMS "Wie Melodien zieht es mir"
  • BRAHMS "O komme, holde Sommernacht"
  • BRAHMS "Die Mainacht"
  • BRAHMS "Von ewiger Liebe"
  • BRAHMS "Botschaft"
  • LE ROUX MARAIS "Heimwee"
  • LE ROUX MARAIS "Geboorte van die Lente"
  • LE ROUX MARAIS "Mali, die Slaaf se Lied"
  • PESCOD "Oktobermaand"
  • LEMMER "My Siel is siek van Heimwee"

  • Encores:
  • IVES "Memories: a. Very Pleasant, b. Rather Sad"
  • PIETER DE VILLIERS "Aandblom is 'n witblom"
Friday, February 13, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Nathaniel Olson
Kevin Murphy
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Nathaniel Olson, Baritone
  • Kevin Murphy, Piano

Program

  • SCHUMANN Liederkreis, Op. 24
    ·· Morgens steh’ich auf und frage
    ·· Es treibt mich hin
    ·· Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen
    ·· Lieb’ Liebchen
    ·· Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden
    ·· Warte, warte, wilder Schiffmann
    ·· Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter
    ·· Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen
    ·· Mit Myrten und Rosen
  • RANGSTRÖM "Det finns väl så många i världen att äga"
  • RANGSTRÖM "Min grav"
  • RANGSTRÖM "Den enda stunden"
  • RANGSTRÖM "Semele, Semele"
  • FOSTER "Beautiful Dreamer"
  • ROREM "Early in the Morning"
  • COPLAND "The Little Horses"
  • EISLER Ernste Gesänge
  • BARBER Four Songs, Op. 13
    ·· A Nun Takes the Veil
    ·· The Secrets of the Old
    ·· Sure on this shining night
    ·· Nocturne
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Heidi Stober
Craig Terry
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Heidi Stober, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Craig Terry, Piano

Program

  • HAYDN "The Mermaid's Song," Hob. XXXVIa: 25
  • HAYDN "O Tuneful Voice," Hob. XXXVIa: 42
  • HAYDN "Pastoral Song," Hob. XXXVIa: 27
  • SCHUBERT "Gute Nacht," D. 911, No. 1
  • SCHUBERT "Am Feierabend," D. 795, No. 5
  • SCHUBERT "Auf dem Wasser zu singen," D. 774
  • SCHUBERT "Der Zwerg," D. 771
  • SCHUBERT "Im Abendrot," D. 799
  • R. STRAUSS "Ich trage meine Minne," Op. 32, No. 1
  • R. STRAUSS "Junghexenlied," Op. 39, No. 2
  • R. STRAUSS "Meinem Kinde," Op. 37, No. 3
  • R. STRAUSS "Mein Auge," Op. 37, No. 4
  • R. STRAUSS "Muttertändelei," Op. 43, No. 2
  • DEBUSSY from Ariettes oubliées
    ·· C’est l’extase
    ·· Il pleure dans mon coeur
    ·· Chevaux de bois
    ·· Spleen
  • JAKE HEGGIE From the Book of Nightmares
Friday, April 10, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Karen Cargill
Simon Lepper
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Karen Cargill, Mezzo-Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Simon Lepper, Piano

Program

  • MAHLER Rückert Lieder
  • GRIEG Six Lieder, Op. 48
  • A. MAHLER "Die stille Stadt"
  • A. MAHLER "In meines Vaters Garten"
  • A. MAHLER "Laue Sommernacht"
  • A. MAHLER "Bei dir ist es traut"
  • A. MAHLER "Ich wandle unter Blumen"
  • WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder

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