The Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Grand Finals Concert

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The winners of the 2017 National Council Grand Finals Concert: Kyle van Schoonhoven, Vanessa Vasquez, Samantha Hankey, Kirsten MacKinnon, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, and Richard Smagur.

This week's episode of Saturday at the Opera features a special broadcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Grand Finals Concert. The Finals Concert took place on March 19th with Maestro Nicola Luisotti leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.  It was hosted by soprano Renée Fleming, with special guest artists soprano Amber Wagner, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, and tenor Michael Fabiano.

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Program:

“O luce di quest’anima” from Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti)
Natalie Image , Soprano

“Se vuol ballare” from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Cody Quattlebaum, Bass-Baritone

“Parto, parto” from La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Samantha Hankey, Mezzo-Soprano

“La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” (Flower Song) from Carmen (Bizet)
Richard Smagur, Tenor

“Otchego eto prezhde ne znala” from Iolanta (Tchaikovsky)
Kirsten MacKinnon, Soprano

“Pompe vane di morte ... Dove sei, amato bene?” from Rodelinda (Handel)
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Countertenor

“Il est doux, il est bon” from Hérodiade (Massenet)
Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, Soprano

“Steady! There you are! Nearly home!” (Grimes’s Mad Scene) from Peter Grimes (Britten)
Kyle van Schoonhoven, Tenor

“Un bel dì, vedremo” from Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Vanessa Vasquez, Soprano

Intermission

Snow Maiden’s Aria from The Snow Maiden (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Natalie Image, Soprano

“Vous qui faites l’endormie” from Faust (Gounod)
Cody Quattlebaum, Bass-Baritone

“Da, chas nastal” from The Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky)
Samantha Hankey, Mezzo-Soprano

“Pourquoi me réveiller” from Werther (Massenet)
Richard Smagur, Tenor

“Ah, je ris de me voir” from Faust (Gounod)
Kirsten MacKinnon, Soprano

“Dawn, still darkness” (Refugee’s Aria) from Flight (Jonathan Dove)
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Countertenor

“Cristóbal ¿Es esta luz la muerte?” from Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán)
Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez , Soprano

“Allmächt’ger Vater, blick herab!” (Rienzi’s Prayer) from Rienzi (Wagner)
Kyle van Schoonhoven, Tenor

“È strano! È strano! ... Ah fors’è lui ... Sempre libera” from La Traviata (Verdi)
Vanessa Vasquez, Soprano

GUEST ARTISTS

“Acerba voluttà, dolce tortura” from Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)
Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano

“Es gibt ein Reich” from Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss)
Amber Wagner, Soprano

“Oh! fede negar potessi ... Quando le sere al placido” from Luisa Miller (Verdi)
Michael Fabiano, Tenor