[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351546
Gala of Stars. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/24/1980.


Metropolitan Opera House
February 24, 1980 Telecast


Beverly Sills, Host

The Bartered Bride: Overture

Le Nozze di Figaro: Non piů andrai
José Van Dam

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Op. 64: Finale
Isaac Stern, Violin [Only appearance]

Ariadne auf Naxos: Composer's aria
Tatiana Troyanos

Madama Butterfly: Un bel dě
Renata Scotto

Porgy and Bess: My Man's Gone Now
Leontyne Price

Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido
Plácido Domingo

Don Giovanni: Lŕ ci darem la mano
Diana Soviero [First appearance]
Samuel Ramey

Aida: Celeste Aida
Luciano Pavarotti

Sousa: Stars and Stripes, Pas de deux
Merrill Ashley [Only appearance]
Sean Lavery [Only appearance]
George Balanchine, Choreographer

Minkus: Don Quixote, Grand pas de deux
Natalia Makarova [First appearance]
Aleksandr Godunov [Only appearance]
Marius Petipa, Choreographer

Bernstein: West Side Story: Tonight (duet and quintet)
Broadway Company of West Side Story: Debbie Allen, Cleve Ashbury, Brent Barrett, Stephen Bogardus, Mark Bove, Ray Contreras, Gary-Michael Davies, Michael Franks, Mark Fotopoulos, Jossie de Guzman, Reed Jones, Brian Kaman, Michael de Lorenzio, Todd Leseter, Ken Marshall, James J. Mellon, Hector Jamie Mercado, Mark Morales, Michael Rivera, Adrian Rosario, Willie Rosario, Darryl Tribble, G. Russell Weilandich, Missy Whitchurch

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
James Levine, Conductor

TV Director.............Kirk Browning

[Note: This performance was taped for later telecast on 3/16/1980.]

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