[Met Concert/Gala] CID:332282
Millennium Gala: Die Fledermaus, Act II. Metropolitan Opera House: 12/31/1999.


Metropolitan Opera House
December 31, 1999


MILLENNIUM GALA

DIE FLEDERMAUS: Act II

Johann Strauss-Haffner/Genée

Dr. Fledermaus..........Earle Patriarco
Prince Orlofsky.........Jochen Kowalski
Footman.................Richard Holmes
Adele...................Jennifer Welch-Babidge
Ida.....................Yvonne Gonzales Redman
Gabriel.................Thomas Allen
Friedrich...............John Del Carlo
Rosalinde...............Carol Vaness

After Adele's Laughing Song 'Mein Herr Marquis', the Footman, Richard Holmes, announced special guests:

La Traviata: Libiamo
Roberto Aronica
Ainhoa Arteta

Torna a Surriento
Paolo Gavanelli

Giuditta: Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss
Hei-Kyung Hong

South Pacific: Some Enchanted Evening
Dwayne Croft

Il Bacio
Youngok Shin

Kitty Carlisle Hart introduced:

South Pacific: This Nearly was Mine
Samuel Ramey

The Footman announced:

Richard Strauss: Amor
Heidi Grant-Murphy

Turandot: Nessun Dorma
Vladimir Galouzine

Act II continued with the entrance of Rosalinde, the Watch Duet (Diese anstand), followed by the Eljen A Magyari polka by Johann Strauss, normally interpolated at this point.

Conductor...............Patrick Summers


Part II
Stars and Stripes Forever

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


Johann Strauss: Vienna Waltzes: Explosions Polka
Artists of the New York City Ballet
Aesha Ash [Only appearance]
Kipling Houston [Only appearance]
Melissa Barak [Only appearance]
Martine Ciccone [Only appearance]
Megan Pepin [Only appearance]
Craig Hall [Only appearance]
Kyle Froman [Only appearance]
Aaron Severini [Only appearance]

Tosca: Vissi d'arte
Carol Vaness

Carousel: If I loved you
Thomas Allen

Peter Pan: Dream With Me
Susan Graham
Patrick Summer, Piano
Jerry Grossmann, Cello

Because You're Mine: Because You're Mine
Richard Leech

Naughty Marietta: Italian Street Song
Sumi Jo

La Bohème: O soave fanciulla
Ainhoa Arteta
Marcelo Alvarez

Die Fledermaus resumed with the Champagne Song, Brüderlein and Dui-du

D'España Vengo (Luna)
Veronica Villarroel
Francisco Velasco, Dancer

Regina Resnik introduced:

Victor Herbert: The Enchantress): Art is Calling for Me
Jennifer Larmore

La Wally: Ebben? ne andrò lontana
Aprile Millo

Deep River
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
James Levine, Piano

Man of La Mancha: Medley
James Morris

On the Town: New York, New York
John Del Carlo
Earle Patriarcho
Mel Ulrich [First appearance]

Act II resumed with the interpolated Thunder & Lightning Polka. All the guests of the evening returned to the stage for the final curtain, along with Maestro Levine and Joseph Volpe.

Conductor...............Patrick Summers

Production..............Otto Schenk
Stage Director..........David Kneuss
Set Designer............Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume designer........Peter J. Hall
Choreographer...........Robert La Fosse



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