Carnegie Hall Presents

Song of the Siren - Students

The mythical sirens have entranced people for centuries with their song, and these modern-day sirens are no different. Experience the seduction of the female voice in its many forms: a concert with The Met Orchestra featuring Renée Fleming, a recital with Susan Graham, and a passionate concert performance of Strauss’s Salome with The Cleveland Orchestra.
January 15, 2012
The MET Orchestra
February 1, 2012
Susan Graham
Malcolm Martineau
May 24, 2012
The Cleveland Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | 3 PM


The MET Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Stephen Williamson, Clarinet
Renée Fleming, Soprano


MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
MAHLER "Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft"
MAHLER "Liebst du um Schönheit"
MAHLER "Um Mitternacht"
MAHLER "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder"
MAHLER "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
BARBER "Give Me Some Music" from Antony and Cleopatra
HERRMANN "I Have Dreamt" from Wuthering Heights
BARBER "Do Not Utter a Word, Anatol" from Vanessa
Fabio Luisi has graciously agreed to replace James Levine as conductor for this performance. Mr. Levine has cancelled his appearance as he continues his rehabilitation from a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery.


Berg Lulu Suite (Lied der Lulu. Comodo)

The MET Orchestra; James Levine, Conductor; Renée Fleming, Soprano

Susan Graham
Malcolm Martineau

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 8 PM


Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano


PURCELL "Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel" (The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation)
BERLIOZ "La mort d'Ophélie," Op. 18, No. 2
SCHUBERT "Heiss mich nicht reden," D.877, No. 2
SCHUMANN "So lasst mich scheinen," Op. 98a, No. 9
LISZT "Kennst du das Land" (Mignons Lied)
TCHAIKOVSKY "None but the Lonely Heart," Op. 6, No. 6
DUPARC "Romance de Mignon"
WOLF "Kennst du das Land"
POULENC Fiançailles pour rire
·· La dame d'André
·· Dans l'herbe
·· Il vole
·· Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant
·· Violon
·· Fleurs
Selections to be announced from the stage
Goethe's Mignon, Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Lady Macbeth, and other heroines are represented on this program that focuses on women from throughout history and literature. It’s another example of the artistic range that has prompted The New Yorker to rave that Susan Graham’s is "a voice without regrets, healthy, rounded, ineffably musical, and eager for a challenge.”


Bizet "Chanson d'avril"

Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano; Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Onyx Classics

The Cleveland Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 8 PM


The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
Nina Stemme, Soprano (Salome)
Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone (Jochanaan)
Rudolf Schasching, Tenor (Herod)
Jane Henschel, Mezzo-Soprano (Herodias)
Garrett Sorenson, Tenor (Narraboth)

Cast also includes:
Jennifer Johnson Cano
Rodell Rosel, Tenor
Matthew Plenk, Tenor
Bryan Griffin, Tenor
James Kryshak, Tenor
Brian Keith-Johnson, Baritone
Sam Handley, Bass-Baritone
Darren Stokes, Bass-Baritone
Evan Boyer, Bass


R. STRAUSS Salome, Op. 54 (concert performance)
In Salome, Strauss set a scandalous libretto to some of the most incendiary and ingenious music in opera. This concert performance is a rare opportunity to hear one of music history’s most revolutionary works played by one of the world’s best orchestras, with reigning stars of the opera house Nina Stemme and Eric Owens in the lead roles.


R. Strauss's Salome (Final Scene)

Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden | Antonio Pappano, Conductor | Nina Stemme, Soprano