Voices of Love

Nothing beats classical music when it comes to big, passionate, and admittedly sometimes over-the-top, declarations of love. In anticipation of Valentine's Day, tune into Voices Sunday night at 9, and enjoy a wide variety of love music, from the medieval to the modern.


Sunday, February 10, 2019
9:00 PM

VIRGIL THOMPSON: "Pigeons on the Grass Alas" after words by Gertrude Stein, from Four Saints in Three Acts
Sanford Sylvan, baritone  / Anthony Tommassini, piano

FAURE: L’Horizon Chimerique
Sanford Sylvan, baritone / David Breitman, piano

OFFENBACH: Barcarolle ("Belle nuit") from The Tales of Hoffmann
Anna Netrebko, soprano & Elena Granaca, mezzo-soprano / Prague Philharmonia

ROSSINI: "Una voce poco fa" from The Barber of Seville
Maria Callas, soprano / Philharmonia Orchestra

LÉHAR: "Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss" from Giuditta
Anna Netrebko, soprano / Prague Philharmonia 

STRAUSS: The Presentation of the Rose, from Der Rosenkavalier
Agnes Baltsa, soprano & Janet Perry, mezzo-soprano / Vienna Philharmonic and Herbert von Karajan

RODRIGO: Aranjuéz mi amor (after the Adagio from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuéz)
Rolando Villazon, tenor & Sandrine Piau, soprano / Liat Cohen, guitar

LÉHAR: "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz"
Francisco Araiza, tenor / Munich Radio Orchestra

PUCCINI: "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca
Jussi Bjoerling, tenor /Rome Opera Orchestra and Erich Leinsdorf

PUCCINI: "Un bel di" from Madama Butterfly
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano / Rome Opera Orchestra

JAKE HEGGIE: "I shall not live in vain" (after words by Emily Dickinson)
Renee Fleming soprano / Jake Heggie, piano (from The Faces of Love)

RAMEAU: "Tendre amour" from Les Indes Galantes
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Jérôme Corréas, Sandrine Piau, & Noémi Rime / Les arts florrissants and William Christie

SCHUMANN: Dichterliebe, Op. 24
Mark Padmore, tenor / Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

ANONYMOUS: Lai del Kaiverfuel (Lay of the Honeysuckle)
Anne Azéma, voice / Shira Kammen and Margiert Tindemans, vielles

CHARPENTIER: "Depuis le jour" from Charpentier
Anna Netrebko, soprano / Prague Chamber Orchestra

GOUNOD: "L'amour... Ah! leve-toi, soleil" from Roméo et Juliette
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor / Bavarian State Orchestra

BIZET: Flower aria, from Carmen
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor / Bavarian State Orchestra

BIZET: Pearl Fishers Duet
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor & Ludovic Tezier / Bavarian State Orchestra\

PUCCINI: Act I Finale to La Bohème
Anna Moffo (Mimi) & Richard Tucker (Rodolfo) / Rome Opera Orchestra

MONTEVERDI: "Pur ti miro" from L'incoronazione di Poppea
Danielle Borst (Poppea) & Giullemette Laurens / Concerto Vocale

TCHAIKOVSKY: Act I - Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin
Nuccia Focile (Tatyana) / Orchestra of Paris