Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni returns to Koerner Hall, this time joined by his father-in-law, famed American baritone Thomas Hampson, to perform an evening of operatic arias and duets, as well as music by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Franz Lehár, accompanied by pianist Vlad Iftinca. Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, “is without question one of the world’s greatest opera singers … a voice, a baritone so rich it can circle the universe” (Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America). He has received many honours and awards for his probing artistry and cultural leadership, and his discography includes winners of a Grammy Award, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque.
Pre-concert Talk at 7 pm.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Non più andrai” from Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Hai già vinta la causa” from Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” from Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Eh via buffone” from Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Deh vieni alla finestra” from Don Giovanni
Vincenzo Bellini: “Il rival … Suoni la tromba from I puritani
Ruggero Leoncavallo: “Intermezzo” from I pagliacci
Giuseppe Verdi: “Restate!” from Don Carlo
Martino Stanislao Luigi Gastaldon: “Musica proibita”
Cole Porter: “I’ve Got You Under My skin”
Franz Lehár: “O Vaterland, du machst bei Tag” from Die lustige Witwe
Cole Porter: “Where Is the Life That Late I Led? from Kiss Me, Kate
George Forrest: “And This Is My Beloved” from Kismet
Harold Arlen: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
George Gershwin: “Just Another Rumba”
Haydn Wood: “Roses of Picardy”
Cole Porter: “Night and Day”
Irving Berlin: “Anything You Can Do”
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