Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers I

Celebrated singers showcase their beloved and luxurious voices, deep expression, brilliant technique, dramatic instincts, and intelligence in nuanced interpretations of vocal classics.
October 23, 2017
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Inon Barnatan, Piano
January 20, 2018
Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
Helmut Deutsch, Piano
February 6, 2018
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
February 28, 2018
Piotr Beczala, Tenor
Martin Katz, Piano

Renée Fleming, Soprano
Inon Barnatan, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, October 23, 2017 | 8 PM

Performers

Renée Fleming, Soprano
Inon Barnatan, Piano

Program

BRAHMS "Ständchen," Op. 106, No. 1
BRAHMS "Die Mainacht," Op. 43, No. 2
BRAHMS "Mondnacht"
BRAHMS "Da unten im Tale" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6
BRAHMS "Meine Liebe ist grün," Op. 63, No. 5
BRAHMS "Wiegenlied," Op. 49, No. 4
BRAHMS "Vergebliches Ständchen," Op. 84, No. 4
ANDRÉ PREVIN Lyrical Yeats
ANDRÉ PREVIN "I Can Smell the Sea Air" from A Streetcar Named Desire
KORNAUTH Selections from Lieder, Op. 37
·· Lockung
·· Treue
·· Nachklänge I
·· Waldeinsamkeit
R. STRAUSS Selections from Ariadne auf Naxos
·· Ach! Wo War Ich? Tot?
·· Ein Schönes war, hiess Theseus-Ariadne
·· Es gibt ein Reich
CAROLINE SHAW New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Vocal luster, magnetic stage presence, and a sense of the sheer love of singing makes every appearance by soprano Renée Fleming an unforgettable evening. Renowned for her “big, beautiful voice” (The New York Times) and uncanny ability to communicate the essence of a song or operatic aria, Fleming is simply an irresistible performer.

Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
Helmut Deutsch, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8 PM

Performers

Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
Helmut Deutsch, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin
“His dark tenor smolders … and his top notes ring out effortlessly” (Financial Times). That’s what to expect when Jonas Kaufmann returns to Carnegie Hall. Equally at home in opera or song, a Kaufmann recital is one you can’t miss.

Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 8 PM

Performers

Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

Program

BERG Four Songs, Op. 2
SCHUMANN Dichterliebe
WOLF Three Poems of Michelangelo
SHOSTAKOVICH Selections from Suite, Op. 145
·· Dante
·· Death
·· Night
BRAHMS Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121
Love lost, a poet’s dreams, and disillusionment are some of the themes in this recital that pairs baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Daniil Trifonov. Schumann’s intense Dichterliebe reflects the anguish of his separation from his beloved Clara, Berg contemplates mortality, while late songs of Wolf treat Michelangelo’s verse. When Goerne and Trifonov performed this program at Wigmore Hall in 2016, The Arts Desk wrote, “As a feat of musicianship it was outrageous—a recital with symphonic weight but the intimacy of a chamber concert.”

Piotr Beczala, Tenor
Martin Katz, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 8 PM

Performers

Piotr Beczała, Tenor
Martin Katz, Piano
Piotr Beczała has the kind of voice you want to hang medals on,” wrote Opera News. “Its luminosity makes many of his fellow lyric tenors, past and present, sound by comparison like flickering candlewicks.” An international opera star of the highest order, Beczała returns to Carnegie Hall for an evening of passionate, crowd-pleasing singing.