Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers III: Evenings of Song

Experience the emotional power and beauty of a great song interpreted by a brilliant singer in the intimate setting of Weill Recital Hall. Four splendid singers—mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, baritone John Brancy, and sopranos Christiane Karg and Melody Moore—bring vocal polish and intelligence to their recitals. 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.
December 4, 2015
Tara Erraught
Henning Ruhe
February 5, 2016
John Brancy
Peter Dugan
April 15, 2016
Christiane Karg
Malcolm Martineau
May 25, 2016
Melody Moore
Robert Mollicone

Tara Erraught
Henning Ruhe

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, December 4, 2015 | 7:30 PM


Tara Erraught, Mezzo-Soprano
NY Recital Debut
Henning Ruhe, Piano


LISZT "Enfant, si j’étais roi"
LISZT "Die Loreley"
LISZT "Der Alpenjäger" from Drei Lieder aus Wilhelm Tell
LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors" ("Élégie Etienne Monnier")
LISZT "Was Liebe sei," S. 288, No. 1
LISZT "Jugendglück"
DELIUS "Twilight Fancies"
DELIUS "Hidden Love"
QUILTER "Blow, blow, thou winter wind," Op. 6, No. 3
QUILTER "Now sleeps the crimson petal," Op. 3, No. 2
QUILTER "Love’s Philosophy"
BRAHMS "Vergebliches Ständchen"
BRAHMS "Juchhe!," Op. 6, No. 4
BRAHMS "Wie Melodien zieht es mir"
BRAHMS "Meine Liebe ist grün"
BRAHMS "Die Mainacht"
BRAHMS "Mädchenfluch," Op. 69, No. 9
R. STRAUSS "Allerseelen"
R. STRAUSS "Zueignung"
R. STRAUSS "Die Nacht"
R. STRAUSS "Ständchen"
R. STRAUSS "Morgen"
R. STRAUSS "Cäcilie"

BALFE "Non v’è donna più felice" from Falstaff
TRAD. "Danny Boy"
ROSSINI "Non più mesta" from La cenerentola
Tara Erraught’s career is skyrocketing with stellar performances at the Vienna State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, and Bavarian State Opera. She has been praised by The New York Times for her “beautifully formed mezzo-soprano voice” and The Vancouver Sun for “irrepressible verve and obvious joy in performing.” The Irish-born singer makes her New York recital debut in a program that includes German lieder by Brahms and Liszt. She also performs songs by English composers Delius and Quilter—both singer and audience favorites.

Part of Salon Encores.

John Brancy
Peter Dugan


Weill Recital Hall
Friday, February 5, 2016 | 7:30 PM


John Brancy, Baritone
Peter Dugan, Piano


SCHUMANN "Aus alten Märchen," Op. 48, No. 15
SCHUMANN "Belsatzar," Op. 57
SCHUMANN "Auf einer Burg," Op. 39, No. 7
SCHUMANN "Es leuchtet meine Liebe," Op. 127, No. 3
SCHUMANN "Waldesgespräch," Op. 39, No. 3
SCHUBERT "Der Zwerg," D. 771
SCHUBERT "Des Fräuleins Liebeslauschen," D. 698
SCHUBERT "Der König in Thule," D. 367
SCHUBERT "Erlkönig," D. 328
DEBUSSY "Pour invoquer Pan" from 6 épigraphes antiques
DEBUSSY "Le tombeau des naïades" from Chansons de Bilitis
FAURÉ "Dans la Nymphée," Op. 106, No. 5
FAURÉ "Mélisande's song" (posth.)
GRIEG "Prinsessen"
SIBELIUS "Kaiutar," Op. 72, No. 4
SIBELIUS "Under strandens granar," Op. 13, No. 1
GRIEG "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt
PLAN 9 / DAVID LONG "Misty Mountains" (arr. John Brancy and Peter Dugan)
BRITTEN "Le Roi s’en va-t’en chasse"
BRIDGE "Love went a-Riding"
SWANN "Bilbo's Last Song" from The Road Goes Ever On
CHARLES "The Green-Eyed Dragon"

MITCH LEIGH "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha
The New York Times called John Brancy “a vibrant resonate presence” and “a dashing, strong-voiced baritone.” After important debuts during the 2014–2015 season at Oper Frankfurt, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Pacific Opera Victoria, Brancy opened the 2015–2016 season with his UK debut at Glyndebourne. A featured performer in a Carnegie Hall Discovery Day event during the Britten 100 anniversary, Brancy returns for a recital with Peter Dugan at the piano.

Part of Salon Encores.

Christiane Karg
Malcolm Martineau

Nostalgia: European Dream

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, April 15, 2016 | 7:30 PM


Christiane Karg, Soprano
NY Recital Debut
Malcolm Martineau, Piano


WOLF "Kennst du das Land"
WOLF Selections from Italienisches Liederbuch
·· "Mir ward gesagt"
·· "Mein Liebster singt am Haus"
·· "Mein Liebster ist so klein"
·· "Ich liess mir sagen"
·· "Ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten"
WOLF Selections from Spanisches Liederbuch
·· "Sagt, seid Ihr es, feiner Herr"
·· "In dem Schatten meiner Locken"
·· "Klinge, klinge, mein Pandero"
GURIDI Seis canciónes castellanas
DUPARC "L'invitation au voyage"
RAVEL Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
HAHN from Études latines
KOECHLIN "Chanson d'Engaddi" from Cinq mélodies, Op. 56
KOECHLIN "La chanson d’Ishak de Mossoul" from Huit mélodies, Op. 84
KOECHLIN "Le voyage" from Huit mélodies, Op. 84
POULENC "Voyage à Paris" from Banalités
POULENC "Montparnasse"
POULENC "Hyde Park"
POULENC "Hôtel" from Banalités
DUPARC "Romance de Mignon"

HAHN "À Chloris"
BARBER "Solitary Hotel" from Despite and Still, Op. 41, No. 4
FALLA "Nana" from Seven Spanish Popular Songs
German soprano Christiane Karg has dazzled audiences at the Salzburg Festival under the batons of Riccardo Muti and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and is a principal artist at the Oper Frankfurt. Operas that span Rameau to Strauss, and songs from Schumann to Poulenc are all part of her vast repertoire. Karg and Malcolm Martineau bring tremendous versatility and virtuosity to this performance, marking her New York recital debut.

Part of Salon Encores.


R. STRAUSS "Ständchen"

Christiane Karg, Soprano | Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Berlin Classics

Melody Moore
Robert Mollicone

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 7:30 PM


Melody Moore, Soprano
NY Recital Debut
Robert Mollicone, Piano


DONAUDY "Amorosi miei giorni"
PUCCINI "Sole e amore"
DEBUSSY Proses lyriques
R. STRAUSS "Frühlingsfeier," Op. 56, No. 5
R. STRAUSS "Nichts," Op. 10, No. 2
R. STRAUSS "Befreit," Op. 39, No. 4
VARIOUS COMPOSERS Clementine: Poems of Clementine von Radics (songs by Scott Gendel, Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, Stephen Schwartz, David Hanlon, and Gregg Kallor)

ROGERS "It's You I Like" (arr. Scott Gendel)
Called “riveting” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “passionate” (The Wall Street Journal), soprano Melody Moore has brought tremendous intensity to such lead roles as Tosca, Lady Macbeth, and Senta in The Flying Dutchman. Having delighted audiences at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera, New York City Opera, and more, Moore makes her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

Part of Salon Encores.