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S49 Ep14

GP at the Met: New Year's Eve Gala

Premiere: 12/31/2021 | 00:00:30 | Closed Captioning Icon

The Met rings in the new year with a gala performance featuring stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs.

About the Episode

Premieres beginning Friday, December 31 on PBS

Recorded in December 2020, the Met rings in the new year with a gala performance featuring stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs.

Musical Program:
“Ah! Mes amis … Pour mon âme” from “La Fille du Régiment”
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François-Alfred Bayard

“Chacun le sait” from “La Fille du Régiment”
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François-Alfred Bayard

“Che gelida manina” from “La Bohème”
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the novel “Scènes de la Vie de Bohème” by Henri Murger

“Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” from “La Bohème”
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the novel “Scènes de la Vie de Bohème” by Henri Murger

“O soave fanciulla” from “La Bohème”
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the novel “Scènes de la Vie de Bohème” by Henri Murger

“Quoi! Vous m’aimez?” from “La Fille du Régiment”
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François-Alfred Bayard

“Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso” from “La Rondine”
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami, after A. M. Willner and Heinz Reichert

“Sì, ritrovarla io giuro” from “La Cenerentola”
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti,
based on the story “Cendrillon” by Charles Perrault and libretti by Charles-Guillaume Étienne (for Nicolas Isouard’s “Cendrillon”) and Francesco Fiorini (for Stefano Pavesi’s “Agatina, o La Virtù Premiata”)

“Una voce poco fa” from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini based on the play by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

“La donna è mobile” from “Rigoletto”
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play “Le Roi s’ Amuse” by Victor Hugo

“D’amor sull’ali rosee” from “Il Trovatore”
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano and Leone Emanuele Bardare, based on the play “El Trovador” by Antonio García Gutierrez

“Mattinata”
By Ruggero Leoncavallo

“Torna a Surriento”
Music by Ernesto De Curtis
Text by Giambattista De Curtis

“O sole mio”
Music by Eduardo di Capua
Text by Giovanni Capurro
Medley arranged by Lukas Medlam and Tomasz Wabnic

“Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici” from “La Traviata”
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play “La Dame aux Camélias” by Alexandre Dumas fils

“Auld Lang Syne”
Traditional
Poetry by Robert Burns

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TRANSCRIPT

From Augsburg, Germany come four opera favorites.

Angel Blue, Javier Camarena, Matthew Polenzani and Pretty Yende to welcome a New Year with new hope and magnificent music.

Join them for a glorious New Year's Eve gala.

'Happy New Year!'

From Great Performances at the Met.

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