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50 YEARS AT LINCOLN CENTER: A GALA CELEBRATION. Metropolitan Opera House: 05/07/2017., Metropolitan Opera Radio Sirius XM channel 74 Broadcast live
Streamed at metopera.org

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Metropolitan Opera House
May 7, 2017 Broadcast/Streamed


50 YEARS AT LINCOLN CENTER: A GALA CELEBRATION

Bernstein: WEST SIDE STORY
Overture from the film

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Video: LEONTYNE PRICE ON OPENING
   THE NEW MET IN SAMUEL BARBER"S
   ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Barber: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
   Franco Zeffirelli's production of Antony And Cleopatra
   inaugurated the new opera house at Lincoln Center
   on September 16, 1966

From Alexandria, this is the news

Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Giordano: ANDREA CHÉNIER
    Setting inspired by Nicolas Joël's 1996 production

Nemico della patria

Plácido Domingo

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Verdi: LUISA MILLER
  The setting for this selection is taken
  from the 1968 production by
  Nathaniel Merrill

Oh! Fede negar potessi...Quando le sere al placido

Piotr Beczala

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Mozart: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
   A new production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
   was presented in 1985

Hai già vinta la causa...Vedrò mentr'io sospiro

Michael Volle

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Donizetti: DON PASQUALE
    The production by Otto Schenk in 2006
    was set in 19th century Rome.

Pronta io son

Pretty Yende
Mariusz Kwiecien

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

Puccini: TOSCA
   Franco Zeffirelli's 1985 production featured
   a recreation of the Palazzo Farnese in Act II

Vissi d'Arte

Kristine Opolais

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

Mussorgsky: BORIS GODUNOV
     August Everding's 1974 production was
     adorned with Russian iconography

Boris' Mad Scene

René Pape

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

Puccini: LA BOHÈME
   Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 staging has appeared in
   almost every season over the past three-and-a-half decades

Che gelida manina...Sì, mi chiamano Mimí

Ehi! Rodolfo!...O soave Fanciulla

Sonya Yoncheva
Joseph Calleja
Dwayne Croft
Yunpeng Wang
Sava Vemic

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

General Manager, Peter Gelb, made an
announcement from the stage informing
the surprised audience of Dmitri Hvorostovsky's
unscheduled appearance.

Verdi: RIGOLETTO

Cortigiani, vil razza dannata

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Massenet: WERTHER
    The 2014 production was the creation of
    Richard Eyre

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes

Joyce DiDonato

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Video: MARC CHAGALL ON THE INSTALLATION OF HIS
   MURALS AT THE MET

Mozart: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
   Marc Chagall's production premiered in the MET's
   first season at Lincoln Center in 1966

Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja

Michael Volle

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Berlioz: LES TROYENS
   Francesca Zambello's 2003 production inspired
   this Gala's setting

Nuit d'ivresse

Susan Graham
Matthew Polenzani

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

Cilea: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
  Nathaniel Merrill's production entered the MET's
  repertory in 1963

Acreba voluttà, dolce tortura

Dolora Zajick

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

Video: THE LINCOLN CENTER GROUNDBREAKING

Donizetti: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
    Laurent Pelly's production entered the MET's
    repertory in 2008

Ah! Mes amis...Pour mon âme!

Javier Camarena

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

Verdi: MACBETH
  Adrian Noble's concept premiered at the MET in 2007

Nel dì della vittoria...Vieni, t'affretta...Or tutti sorgete

Anna Netrebko
Christopher Job

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Wagner: TANNHÄUSER
   The 1977 production marked the first
   collaboration between Otto Schenk and
   Günther Schneider-Siemssen

Entrance of the Guests

Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Video: DESIGNING THE MET CHANDELIERS

Gershwin: PORGY AND BESS
    For the 1985 MET premiere Nathaniel Merrill directed
    and Robert O'Hearn was the designer

Bess, you is my woman now

Pretty Yende
Eric Owens

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Saint-Saëns: SAMSON ET DALILA
     The 1964 production by Nathaniel Merrill
     and Robert O'Hearn was one of the last new
     productions at the old MET on 39th Street
     and Broadway that was also presented at
     the new MET at Lincoln Center

Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix

Elina Garanca

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Verdi: DON CARLO
  The 1950 season opened with Don Carlo
   in a production by Margaret Webster and
   inaugurated Rudolf Bing's tenure as General
   Manager

Grand Inquisitor Scene

Günther Groissböck
James Morris

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Gounod: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
   Guy Joosten' 2005 production's images
   of the cosmos brought a metaphysical
   element to the story.

Ah! Lève-toi, soleil!
 
Vittorio Grigolo

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Verdi: LA TRAVIATA
  The first of the two productions of
  La Traviata by Franco Zeffirelli premiered
  in 1989

È strano...Ah, fors'è lui...Sempre libera

Diana Damrau
Matthew Polenzani

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Handel: GIULIO CESARE
   David McVicar's 2013 production
   drew on Bollywood for inspiration

Son nata a lagrimar

Stephanie Blythe
David Daniels

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Verdi: OTELLO
  Herbert Graf's 1963 production was
  included in the MET's inaugural season
  at Lincoln Center

Vanne!...Credo

Zeljko Lucic

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Adès: THE TEMPEST
   The 2012 Met premiere was produced by Robert Lepage

What was before

Isabel Leonard
Ben Bliss
Dwayne Croft

Conductor...............Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Video: JAMES LEVINE IN CONVERSATION AND IN
   ACTION

Puccini: TOSCA
   Franco Zeffirelli's 1985 production was shown
   at the MET until 2006

E lucevan le stelle

Vittorio Grigolo

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

Mozart: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
   The 1998 premiere of Jonathan Miller's staging
   had sets inspired by an 18th century country estate.
   The Countess served as Renée Fleming's 1991
   MET debut

Porgi, Amor

Renée Fleming

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

Massanet: THAÏS
    John Cox's production premiered in 2008 with
    Renée Fleming in the title role

Baigne d'eau tes mains et tes lèvres

Renée Fleming
Plàcido Domingo

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

Verdi: I LOMBARDI
  Mark Lamos 1993 production marked the MET premiere of
  this early Verdi work

Qual voluttà trascorrere

Angela Meade
Michael Fabiano
Günther Groissböck

Violin Solo.............David Chan

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

Rossini SEMIRAMIDE
   John Copley and John Conklin's 1990 production
   restored the work to the MET absent for nearly
   a century

Bel raggio lusinghier

Joyce DiDonato

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

Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
   Yoshio Aoyama's 1958 production appeared
   during the MET's first season at Lincoln Center

Un bel di

Anna Netrebko

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

Verdi: AIDA
  Sonja Frisell's production premiered at the MET in 1988

Act II Finale

Latonia Moore
Dolora Zajick
Yusif Eyvazov
Zelko Lucic
James Morris
Sava Vemic

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

Chorus Master...........Donald Palumbo

Production..............Julian Crouch
Set Designer............Julian Crouch
Projection Designer.....59 Productions
Costume Designer........Kevin Pollard
Lighting Designer.......Brian MacDevitt

This special gala performance is a gift of Sana H. Sabbagh

Broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio Sirius XM channel 74
Streamed at metopera.org



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