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S48 Ep21

GP at the Met: Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna in Concert

Premiere: 6/4/2021 | 00:00:30 | Closed Captioning Icon

Recorded in August, the married tenor and soprano duo perform arias and duets from the Château de la Chèvre d’Or perched on a cliff in the South of France. selections performed include the love duet from “Madama Butterfly,” the hilarious “Caro elisir” from “L’Elisir d’Amore,” and the Mexican favorite “Cielito Lindo.”

About the Episode

Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna in Concert – Premieres Friday, June 4 on PBS (check local listings)
Recorded in August, the married tenor and soprano duo perform arias and duets from the Château de la Chèvre d’Or perched on a cliff in the South of France. selections performed include the love duet from “Madama Butterfly,” the hilarious “Caro elisir” from “L’Elisir d’Amore,” and the Mexican favorite “Cielito Lindo.”

Musical Selections

“Vogliatemi bene” from Madama Butterfly

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

 

“Ah! lève-toi soleil!” from Roméo et Juliette

Music by Charles Gounod

Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

 

“Una voce poco fa” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Music by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

 

“Caro elisir” from L’Elisir d’Amore

Music by Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto by Felice Romani

 

“Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano” from La Fanciulla del West

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini

By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a

Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S.,

Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricordi/Universal Music Publishing

Ricordi S.R.L., publisher and copyright owner.

 

“Ave Maria” from Otello

Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Arrigo Boito

 

“Già nella notte densa” from Otello

Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Arrigo Boito

 

“Lippen schweigen” from Die Lustige Wittwe

Music by Franz Lehár

Libretto by Viktor Léon

 

“Cielito lindo”

By Quirino Mendoza y Cortés

Courtesy of the Theodore Presser Company

Arrangements by Tomasz Wabnic / Lukas Medlam / Wladigeroff Brothers

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TRANSCRIPT

VO: Join us atop a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean in the French Riviera, when the irresistible real-life couple Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna make beautiful music together.

[Kurzak and Alagna sing together] Enjoy the view, the voices, and the romance with 'Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna in Concert' from 'Great Performances at the Met.'

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