[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351533
Gala Celebration in honor of Joseph Volpe. Metropolitan Opera House: 05/20/2006., Broadcast / Telecast

(Broadcast / Telecast)


Metropolitan Opera House
May 20, 2006 Delayed Broadcast / Telecast

Pension Fund Benefit


GALA CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF JOSEPH VOLPE

Celebrating the 42 Year Career at the Metropolitan Opera of General Manager Joseph Volpe


Scenery for the Prologue of Ariadne auf Naxos
Designed by Michael Yeargan


Ben Moore: We're Very Concerned
Deborah Voigt
Brian Zeger, piano [First appearance]

Russlan and Ludmila: Overture
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Tannhäuser: Entrance of the Guests
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Peter Schneider, Conductor


Semiramide: La speranza più soave
Juan Diego Flórez
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

L'Italiana in Algeri: Viva, viva...Oh che muso
Olga Borodina
Ildar Abdrazakov
David Won
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Sorozabal: La Tabernera del Puerto: No puede ser
Plácido Domingo

Conductor...............Marco Armiliato


Nacio Herb Brown: Je cherche un millionnaire
Frederica von Stade
Brian Zeger, piano

Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Bill Irwin


Scenery for Act I of La Traviata
Designed by Franco Zeffirelli


La Sonnambula: Ah! Non credea, mirarti...Ah! Non giunge
Natalie Dessay

Le Nozze di Figaro: Vedrò mentr'io sospiro
Dwayne Croft

Kern: Show Boat: Can't help lovin' dat man
Denyce Graves

Il Trovatore: Tacea la notte placida
Renée Fleming

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


Der Fliegende Holländer: Die Frist ist um
James Morris

Les Troyens: Je vais mourir
Waltraud Meier

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prize Song
Ben Heppner

Die Tote Stadt: Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta's Lied)
Kiri Te Kanawa

Conductor...............Peter Schneider


Video Tribute: Master of the House
Introduced by Jean Volpe
Video produced and directed by Peter Rosen

Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz
Deborah Voigt
Peter Schneider, Conductor

Lara: Granada
Plácido Domingo
Marco Armiliato, Conductor

Moore/Troob: The Audience Song
Susan Graham
Patrick Summers, Conductor


Lohengrin: Act III Prelude
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein: Ah! que j'aime les militaires!
Stephanie Blythe

Die Tote Stadt: Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen (Pierrot's Tanzlied)
Thomas Hampson

Faust: Vous qui faites l'endormie
Samuel Ramey

Conductor...............James Conlon


Scenery for Act II of Don Carlo
Designed by David Reppa


Cyrano de Bergerac: Je jette avec grâce mon feutre
Roberto Alagna
Plácido Domingo, Conductor

Don Carlo: Per me giunto
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Valery Gergiev, Conductor


Don Carlo: Ella giammai m'amò
René Pape

La Favorite: O mon Fernand
Dolora Zajick

Cavalleria Rusticana: Easter Hymn
Waltraud Meier
Wendy White
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Conductor...............Marco Armiliato


Scenery for Act II of Die Fledermaus
Designed by Günther Schneider-Siemssen


Così Fan Tutte: Ah guarda sorella
Kiri Te Kanawa
Frederica Von Stade

Così Fan Tutte: Soave sia il vento
Renée Fleming
Susan Graham
Thomas Hampson

The Merry Widow: Vilja
Karita Mattila

The Merry Widow: Lippen schweigen
Karita Mattila
Thomas Hampson

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


J. Strauss: Éljen a Magyar Polka
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Robert La Fosse, Choreographer

La Clemenza di Tito: Parto, parto
Susan Graham
Anthony McGill, clarinet

Conductor...............Peter Schneider


L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Ramón Vargas
Plácido Domingo, Conductor

Tribute
Mirella Freni


Fidelio: Act II Finale
Karita Mattila
Ben Heppner
René Pape
James Morris
Matthew Polenzani
Rachelle Durkin
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Peter Schneider, Conductor

Ernest Charles: When I Have Sung My Songs [Encore]
Renée Fleming
Patrick Summers, piano


Gala photos by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera



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