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 Preview of <em>The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2009</em>
Preview of The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2009

Under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, one of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, the internationally-renowned Vienna Philharmonic performs an open-air summertime concert in the historic Baroque Park overlooking the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace, one of Austria’s most important cultural monuments. Recorded in glorious high definition and pristine 5.1 surround sound, The ...

 Musicians Remember Karajan
Musicians Remember Karajan

In this clip violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Evgeny Kissin, and singers Christa Ludwig and Gundula Janowitz remember how Karajan pushed them in their art and to slow down and find expression in the music, even when the tempo he demanded was a technical impossibility for the performers. Also, see ...

 Preview of <em>Karajan, Or Beauty as I See It</em>
Preview of Karajan, Or Beauty as I See It

As music director of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years, Herbert von Karajan remains one of the most discussed, analyzed and written-about conductors of all time. He was called the ‘General Music Director of Europe,’ leading orchestras and opera houses in Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan and Paris to become one ...

 Historian Tyler Stovall on Montmartre
Historian Tyler Stovall on Montmartre

Tyler Stovall explains the African American community centered around Montmartre outside of Paris, a community filled with key players in black literature and music. Next: Watch and listen to Tyler Stovall recall the days of Bricktop's.

Tyler Stovall: Paris was a tremendous amount of fun in the 1920s. I mean, after ...

 Historian Tyler Stovall on Bricktop’s
Historian Tyler Stovall on Bricktop’s

Tyler Stovall recalls the days at Bricktop's, a club at the center of the scene in Montmartre. Next: Watch and listen to Tyler Stovall explain the role of jazz during and after the war and the genesis of bebop.

Tyler Stovall: Whereas Josephine Baker makes her reputation on the main stages ...

 Historian Tyler Stovall on WWII, Post-War, and Bebop
Historian Tyler Stovall on WWII, Post-War, and Bebop

Tyler Stovall describes Arthur Briggs' role during World War II in the Montmartre jazz scene, the role of jazz during and after the war, and the origins of Bebop.

Tyler Stovall: Arthur Briggs was somebody- he had come to Paris in the mid-‘20s with the first wave of African-American musicians. He ...

 Preview of <em>Harlem in Montmartre</em>
Preview of Harlem in Montmartre

Beloved American jazz singer and bandleader Cab Calloway once said, “You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmy Luncefords, the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was not only built in the minds of the great ones, but on the backs of the ordinary ones.” While far from ...

 <em>La Cenerentola</em> Production Credits
La Cenerentola Production Credits

Directed by
GARY HALVORSON

Conductor
MAURIZIO BENINI

Production
CESARE LIEVI

Set and Costume Designer
MAURIZIO BALÒ

Lighting Designer
GIGI SACCOMANDI

Choreographer
DANIELA SCHIAVONE

Stage Director
SHARON THOMAS

Host
THOMAS HAMPSON

Cast in order of vocal appearance

Clorinda
RACHELLE DURKIN

Tisbe
PATRICIA RISLEY

Angelina, known as Cenerentola
ELĪNA GARANČA

Alidoro
JOHN RELYEA

Don Magnifico
ALESSANDRO CORBELLI

Don Ramiro
LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

Dandini
SIMONE ALBERGHINI

Recitative Accompanist
ROBERT MYERS

Chorus Master
DONALD PALUMBO

Musical Preparation
JOAN DORNEMANN
ROBERT MYERS
JANE KLAVITER
J. DAVID JACKSON
CAREN LEVINE
HEMDI KFIR

Assistant Stage Directors
ERIC EINHORN
DANIEL RIGAZZI

Dramaturg
PAUL CREMO

Prompter
JANE KLAVITER

Met ...

 Preview of <em>La Cenerentola</em>
Preview of La Cenerentola

Over the centuries, the story of Cinderella and her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters has been interpreted in countless ways across different genres. Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola is perhaps the most famous operatic version of the Cinderella story, and it is like no other interpretation. This opera has no fairy ...

 “We Shall Overcome”

Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration: Live from MSG

“We Shall Overcome”

A well rounded ensemble of musicians featuring many of Seeger's friends sing a moving round of "We Shall Overcome" on the stage of Madison Square Garden for his landmark birthday concert.

More performances:
Seeger and Friends Perform "This Land Is Your Land"
The Happy Birthday Song
Joan Baez Performs "Where Have All the Flowers ...