Carnegie Hall introduces you to the next generation of vocal stars in this series. These exciting, must-hear young singers have wowed audiences throughout the US and Europe. Now you can witness their talents in the intimate setting of Weill Recital Hall.
Soprano Leah Crocetto is “a major star” and praised for her “extraordinary display of sumptuous vocal tone, regal phrasing, and technical agility” (San Francisco Chronicle). A winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has opened the San Francisco Opera’s 2016–2017 season in the title role of Verdi’s Aida, mesmerized audiences in song repertoire, and electrified in operatic roles from Mozart to Puccini.
Leah Crocetto, Soprano Mark Markham, Piano
RESPIGHI "Mattinata" from Sei melodie
POULENC "Violon" from Fiançailles pour rire, No. 5
POULENC "Fleurs" from Fiançailles pour rire, No. 6
POULENC "Aux officiers de la garde blanche" from Trois poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin
POULENC "Les chemins de l'amour" from Léocadia
RACHMANINOFF "Oh, Do Not Sing to Me, Fair Maiden"
RACHMANINOFF "Fragment from Musset," Op. 21, No. 6
RACHMANINOFF "How Fair this Spot," Op. 21, No. 7
RACHMANINOFF "What Happiness," Op. 34, No. 12
GREGORY PEEBLES Eternal Recurrence (NY Premiere)
GERSHWIN "The Man I Love"
ARLEN "The Man that Got Away" from A Star Is Born
RODGERS "Falling in Love with Love" from The Boys from Syracuse
The “plush voiced” (The New York Times) mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges has performed with leading orchestras and opera companies around the world. Her “rich, dark, exciting sound” (Opera News) has been heard in performances with such leading conductors as Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and others. Bridges has sung leading roles at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and other noteworthy companies, making her one of the most sought-after singers of the day.
J’Nai Bridges, Mezzo-Soprano Mark Markham, Piano
FISCHER "I Love to Tell the Story" (arr. J'Nai Bridges and Mark Markham)
RICHARD DANIELPOUR "Margaret's Lullaby" from Margaret Garner
TRAD. "To Be Baptized" (arr. Undine Smith Moore)
SHAWN OKPEBHOLO "Oh, Glory"
BONDS "Minstrel Man"
TRAD. "Plenty Good Room" (arr. J'Nai Bridges and Mark Markham)
J. CARTER Toccata: "Ride on King Jesus" from Cantata
BIZET "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Habanera) from Carmen
Sabine Devieilhe has won accolades for her high, bright, agile soprano voice. Her “mesmerizing, radiant, sensual singing” (The Guardian) makes her interpretations of Baroque operas by Rameau and Handel, masterpieces of the Classical era by Gluck and Mozart, and 20th-century music unforgettable experiences. Hearing her “huge range and fearless technique” (Opera News) at Carnegie Hall will be one of the vocal high points of the season.
Sabine Devieilhe, Soprano Mathieu Pordoy, Piano
DEBUSSY "Nuit d'étoiles"
DEBUSSY Ariettes oubliées
DELAGE Quatre poèmes hindous
POULENC "Hôtel" from Banalités, No. 2
POULENC Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon
RAVEL "Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer"
RAVEL "Chanson française"
RAVEL "Manteau de fleurs"
RAVEL "Sur l'herbe"
RAVEL "Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis"
ROUSSEL "Le jardin mouillé"
ROUSSEL "Réponse d’une épouse sage," Op. 35, No. 2
Joélle Harvey's “luminous soprano” (The New York Times) is perfectly suited to a vast range of songs. The sweet melodies of Purcell and Mozart, the emotional power of Clara Schumann, a new work by Michael Ippolito co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and more will be showcased by this brilliant young singer who has won rave reviews for her incandescent performances with The English Concert, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and others.
Joélle Harvey, Soprano Allen Perriello, Piano
PURCELL "Come All Ye Songsters of the Sky" from The Fairy Queen
PURCELL "If music be the food of love" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "See, even Night herself is here" from The Fairy Queen
PURCELL "Sweeter than roses" (arr. Britten)
MOZART "Ridente la calma," K. 152
MOZART "Oiseaux, si tous les ans," K. 307
MOZART "Die Zufriedenheit," K. 473
MOZART "Die kleine Spinnerin," K. 531
C. SCHUMANN "Liebeszauber," Op. 13, No. 3
C. SCHUMANN "Die stille Lotosblume," Op. 13, No. 6
C. SCHUMANN "Was weinst du Blümlein," Op. 23, No. 1
C. SCHUMANN "Liebst du um Schönheit," Op. 12, No. 2
GRIEG "Spring Showers," Op. 49. No. 6
GRIEG "To Springtime my Song I'm Singing," Op. 21, No. 3
GRIEG "Easter Song"
GRIEG "Hope," Op. 26, No. 1
GRIEG "A Birdsong," Op. 25, No. 6
MICHAEL IPPOLITO Vanitas for Soprano and Piano (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)