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The evening's program was recorded at the Vienna State Opera in November 2005. To see an excerpt from the concert, click on the Watch the Video links below.

"Leonore Overture No. 3"
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performers: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

Music by Giuseppe Verdi and libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Conductor: Daniele Gatti

Finale Act III
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Performers: Violeta Urmana (Aida), Johan Botha (Radames), Franz Grundheber (Amonasro), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Ramfis) and Nadia Krasteva (Amneris)

Act IV, Scene I (Duet)
Performers: Agnes Baltsa (Amneris) and Plácido Domingo (Radames)

"Der Rosenkavalier"
Trio and Final duet
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Music by Richard Strauss and libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Performers: Genia Kúhmeier (Sophie), Angelika Kirchschlager (Octavian), Soile Isokoski (Marschallin), and Georg Tichy (Faninal)
Conductor: Christian Thielemann

"Don Giovanni"
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

"Madamina" (Leporello's Aria)
Performer: Ferruccio Furlanetto

"Fin ch'han dal vino"
Performer: Thomas Hampson (Don Giovanni)

Finale Act I
Performers: Soile Isokoski (Donna Elvira), Michael Schade (Don Ottavio), Edita Gruberova (Donna Anna), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Leporello), Thomas Hampson (Don Giovanni), Ildikó Raimondi (Zerlina), and Boaz Daniel (Masetto)

"Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Music and libretto by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Christian Thielemann

Prelude to Act I
Performers: Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Hans Sachs' Monologue
Perfomer: Bryn Terfel

Finale Act II (excerpt)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven and libretto by Joseph von Sonnleithner, with revisions by Stephan von Breuning and Georg Friedrich Treitschke
Performers: Herwig Pecoraro (Jacquino), Ildikó Raimondi (Marzelline), Johan Botha (Florestan), Deborah Polaski (Leonore), Thomas Hampson (Don Fernando), Walter Fink (Rocco), and the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

Top banner photos: Soprano Genia Kúhmeier, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, and conductor Seiji Ozawa.

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Vienna State Opera interior

Men's choir of the Vienna State Opera Chorus.

Men's choir of the Vienna State Opera Chorus.

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