Caramoor Opens Its Summer Season With a Night of Italian Opera

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Soprano Angela Meade at Caramoor.

Listen to the complete archived broadcast from Caramoor's summer season opener celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bel Canto at Caramoor. Artist-in-Residence soprano Angela Meade is featured in an evening of Italian opera, including popular overtures, classic arias, rousing choral numbers and heartbreaking duets.

WQXR's Elliott Forrest hosted this live broadcast from the beautiful open-air Venetian Theater.


Angela Meade, soprano
Santiago Ballerini, tenor
Harold Wilson, bass
Bel Canto Young Artists
Will Crutchfield, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Rossini: Rondo finale from the overture to Guillaume Tell
Verdi: “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” from Nabucco
Verdi: “Pace, pace mio dio” from La forza del distino
Bellini: “A te, o cara” from I puritani
Thomas: “Enfant cheri” from Le Caïd
Bellini: “Bagnato dalle lagrime” from Il pirata
Donizetti: “Chi mi frena in tal momento” from Lucia di Lammermoor
Wagner: “Mild und leise” from Tristan und Isolde
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mozart: “Der Hölle Rache” from Die Zauberflöte
Donizetti: “Pour mon âme quel destin” from La fille du régiment
Catalani: “Ebben, ne andrò lontana” from La Wally
Rossini: Final hymn from Guillaume Tell