Great Performances at the Met (Season 15)

Great Performances at the Met: Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna in Concert

Air date: 06/04/2021

Premieres beginning Friday, June 4 on PBS (check local listings)
Premieres Sunday, June 13 at 12 p.m. on THIRTEEN

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.”

Short Listing:
Experience the duo performing songs from “Madama Butterfly,” “L’Elisir d’Amore” and more.

Long Listing:
Experience a performance from the husband-and-wife duo on breathtaking location in the south of France, performing favorite arias and duets including selections from Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” and more.

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

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Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna and musicians. Photo © James Pouliot

Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna and musicians. Photo © James Pouliot

Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna with musicians. Photo © James Pouliot

Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna and musicians. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.