Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers III: Evenings of Song

Countertenor Iestyn Davies and soprano Layla Claire both make their New York City recital debuts on Great Singers III, a series that also includes a performance by Erin Morley.
October 21, 2011
Layla Claire
Natalia Katyukova
December 15, 2011
Iestyn Davies
Kevin Murphy
February 24, 2012
Erin Morley
Vlad Iftinca
May 11, 2012
Nadine Sierra
Carol Wong

Layla Claire
Natalia Katyukova

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, October 21, 2011 | 7:30 PM


Layla Claire, Soprano
New York Recital Debut
Natalia Katyukova, Piano


TEMPLETON "Vienna in the Springtime"
R. STRAUSS "Ständchen," Op. 17, No. 2
R. STRAUSS "Ich wollt’ ein Sträusslein binden," Op. 68, No. 2
R. STRAUSS "Schlechtes Wetter," Op. 69, No. 5
R. STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3
SCHOENBERG "Gigerlette"
R. STRAUSS "Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun?," Op. 67, No. 1
R. STRAUSS "Guten Morgen, ’s ist Sankt Valentinstag," Op. 67, No. 2
R. STRAUSS "Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss," Op. 67, No. 3
FAURÉ "Clair de lune," Op. 46, No. 2
FAURÉ "Ici-bas!," Op. 8, No. 3
FAURÉ "Le secret," Op. 23, No. 3
FAURÉ "La fée aux chansons," Op. 27, No. 2
OSVALDO GOLIJOV "Lúa Descolorida"
CANTELOUBE "La pastoura als camps"
CANTELOUBE "Lou coucut"
CANTELOUBE "La delaïssádo"
CANTELOUBE "Malurous qu'o uno fenno"
Praised internationally for her thoughtful interpretations of Mozart heroines, this exciting young soprano presents an evening of music by Fauré, Templeton, R. Strauss, Schoenberg, Canteloube, and Golijov. This season, Layla Claire makes her first appearances with the Dallas, Toronto, Baltimore, and Kansas City symphonies—and her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall.


Strauss's "Die Nacht"

Layla Claire, Soprano; Deirdre Brenner, Piano

Iestyn Davies
Kevin Murphy


Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, December 15, 2011 | 7:30 PM
As London’s Independent puts it, Iestyn Davies has “one of the most glorious countertenor voices in the world.” He performs this season in Handel’s Rodelinda at the Met and in Rinaldo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago—and gives his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

Erin Morley
Vlad Iftinca

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, February 24, 2012 | 7:30 PM


Erin Morley, Soprano
Vlad Iftinca, Piano


SCHUMANN "Der Sandmann," Op. 79, No. 12
SCHUMANN "Des Sennen Abschied," Op. 79, No. 22
SCHUMANN "Liebeslied," Op. 51, No. 5
ROSSINI "Mi lagnerò tacendo"
ROSSINI "La fioraja fiorentina"
BARBER Four Songs, Op. 13
·· A Nun Takes the Veil
·· The Secrets of the Old
·· Sure on this shining night
·· Nocturne
RACHMANINOFF Six Songs, Op. 38
·· In my Garden at Night
·· To Her
·· Daisies
·· The Rat-Catcher
·· A Dream
·· A-u!

SCHUMANN "Der Himmel hat ein’ Träne geweint," Op. 37, No. 1
For Erin Morley, last season was what she called “the year of the Queen”: She wowed audiences in Santa Fe, Frankfurt, and Dresden as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. This season, the regal, young soprano appears in Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera—and gives a recital of songs by Haydn, Rossini, Schubert, and others at Carnegie Hall.

Nadine Sierra
Carol Wong

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 7:30 PM


Nadine Sierra, Soprano
Carol Wong, Piano


DEBUSSY Quatre chansons de jeunesse
RACHMANINOFF 6 Songs, Op. 38
BERNSTEIN La bonne cuisine
·· Plum Pudding
·· Ox-tails
·· Tavouk Gueunksis
·· Rabbit at Top Speed
VILLA-LOBOS Modinhas e canções, Series I
VILLA-LOBOS "Melodia sentimental"
BRAGA "Engenho novo"

GRIEG "Ein Traum," Op. 48, No. 6
At the early age of 23, Nadine Sierra is already an experienced performer. She entered the Palm Beach Opera Young Artist Program at 14, and by 19 received a rave review from The New York Times for a performance that exuded “elegance and confidence.” Currently an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, this season she performs in the company’s world premiere of Heart of a Soldier and Die Zauberflöte.