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.
November 18, 2012
Joyce DiDonato
February 23, 2013
Magdalena Kožená
Yefim Bronfman
March 27, 2013
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja

Joyce DiDonato

Drama Queens

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 2 PM


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

KEISER "Lasciami piangere" from Fredegunda
ORLANDINI "Col versar barbaro il sangue" from Berenice
HANDEL "Brilla nell'alma un non inteso ancor" from Alessandro
As Vivien Schweitzer of The New York Times puts it, Joyce DiDonato possesses “an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent.” But what really sets her apart is her rare ability to turn a recital into an intimate experience, to make the audience feel at home. Here she’s joined by Il Complesso Barocco for a program titled Drama Queens, which features arias from Baroque operas sung by royal characters.


Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Voi che sapete

Joyce DiDonato, Soprano
EMI Virgin Classics

Magdalena Kožená
Yefim Bronfman

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 8 PM


Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-Soprano
Yefim Bronfman, Piano


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
BARTÓK Dorfszenen

SCHUMANN "Wehmut" from Liederkreis, Op.39
FAURÉ "Rêve d’amour," Op. 5, No. 2
The New York Times has called Magdalena Kožená “a true lyric mezzo-soprano voice, with dusky colorings that stem from her low register yet carry through into her shimmering high notes.” She’s joined on this program by the incomparable Yefim Bronfman.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


Dvořák's "Evening Songs"

Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-Soprano | Radoslav Kvapil, Piano | Kocian Quartet

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 8 PM


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"

RACHMANINOFF "In the Silence of the Secret Night"
TRAD. "Little Night"
TRAD. "Goodbye, Happiness"
Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky “is redolent of luxury: beautiful tone, pinpoint intonation, elegant and impassioned delivery” (The New York Times). One of our true classical-music superstars, Hvorostovsky returns to Carnegie Hall with his frequent musical collaborator, Ivari Ilja.


Rachmaninoff's "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10