[Met Concert/Gala] CID:324090
James Levine Gala. Metropolitan Opera House: 04/27/1996., Broadcast / Telecast

(James Levine's 25th Anniversary
Broadcast / Telecast)


Metropolitan Opera House
April 27, 1996 Broadcast / Telecast

In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary
of James Levine's Metropolitan Opera Debut


JAMES LEVINE 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Rienzi: Overture
Meropolitan Opera Orchestra


Scenery for Act I of FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
designed by Ezio Frigerio


Tannhäuser: Dich teure Halle
Deborah Voigt

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum
Vladimir Chernov

Le Nozze di Figaro: Voi che sapete
Frederica von Stade

Don Carlo: Restate!...O signor, di Fiandra arrivo
Thomas Hampson
Roberto Scandiuzzi

Louise: Depuis le jour
Renée Fleming

L'Arlesiana: Č la solita storia
Richard Leech

The Ghosts of Versailles: Act I Quartet
Hei-Kyung Hong
Wendy White
Christine Goerke
Hĺkan Hagegĺrd

Un Ballo in Maschera: Fuggi fuggi
Ghena Dimitrova
Franco Farina
Juan Pons

Rusalka: Song to the Moon
Gabriela Benacková

L'Amico Fritz: Suzel buon dě
Angela Gheorghiu
Roberto Alagna

Giuditta: Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss
Ileana Cotrubas [Last appearance]

Don Carlo: O don fatale
Dolora Zajick

Die Walküre: Wotan's Farewell
James Morris


Scenery for Act II of ARABELLA
designed by Günther Schneider-Siemssen


Ernani: Final Trio
Deborah Voigt
Plácido Domingo
Roberto Scandiuzzi

Les Pęcheurs de Perles: Au fond du temple saint
Roberto Alagna
Bryn Terfel

Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre
Ruth Ann Swenson

Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller
Alfredo Kraus

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme
Jessye Norman

Le Nozze di Figaro: Deh vieni non tardar
Dawn Upshaw

The Land of Smiles: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
Jerry Hadley

Die Fledermaus: Dieser Anstand so manierlich
Karita Mattila
Hĺkan Hagegĺrd

Andrea Chénier: Nemico della patria
Sherrill Milnes

Tristan und Isolde: Narrative and Curse
Waltraud Meier

Don Pasquale: Cheti cheti
Mark Oswald
Paul Plishka

Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido
Carlo Bergonzi

Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Act III Sextet
Florence Quivar
Rosalind Elias
Alfredo Kraus [Last Appearance]
Charles Anthony
James Courtney
Paul Plishka
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

La Forza del Destino: Madre, pietosa Vergine
Sharon Sweet
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Turandot: In questa reggia
Gwyneth Jones [Last appearance]
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Nabucco: Va Pensiero
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Nabucco: Del futuro nel buio discerno
Samuel Ramey


Scenery for Act II of TANNHAUSER
designed by Günther Schneider-Siemssen


I Lombardi: Act III Prelude and Qual voluttŕ trascorrere
June Anderson
Carlo Bergonzi [Last Appearance]
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Raymond Gniewek, Violin

Eugene Onegin: Final Scene
Catherine Malfitano
Dwayne Croft

Cosě Fan Tutte: Prenderň quel brunettino
Carol Vaness
Susanne Mentzer

Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s'ouvre ŕ ta voix
Grace Bumbry [Last appearance]

Un Ballo in Maschera: Morrň ma prima in grazia
Aprile Millo

Porgy and Bess: My man's gone now
Maria Ewing

Götterdämmerung: Immolation Scene
Jane Eaglen

La Périchole: Ah quel diner je viens de faire
Frederica von Stade

Don Giovanni: Mi tradi quell'alma ingrate
Kiri Te Kanawa

Der Rosenkavalier: Final Trio
Renée Fleming
Anne Sofie von Otter
Heidi Grant Murphy

Faust: Act I Duet
Plácido Domingo
Samuel Ramey

Don Giovanni: Act II Sextet
Renée Fleming
Kiri Te Kanawa
Hei-Kyung Hong
Jerry Hadley
Bryn Terfel
Julien Robbins

Tribute to James Levine
Birgit Nilsson (who concluded her remarks with a few
unaccompanied measures of Brünnhilde's Battle Cry)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act III Finale
James King [Last appearance]
Bernd Weikl [Last appearance]
John Macurdy
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Conductor...............James Levine

Lighting designer.......Gil Wechsler
TV Director.............Brian Large

Performance gift of Mrs. Emily Fisher Landau

The James Levine Gala began at 6 PM and ended shortly before 2 AM. After the
Meistersinger finale, the company assembled onstage to honor Maestro Levine.



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