Great Performances at the Met (Season 15)

Great Performances at the Met: Jonas Kaufmann in Concert 

Air date: 04/02/2021

Great Performances at the Met: Jonas Kaufmann in Concert
Premieres Friday, April 2 on PBS (check local listings)

The superstar tenor sings a program of classic arias from the Baroque interior of the historic Polling Abbey located in the Bavarian countryside outside Munich, Germany. Selections from this performance include “Nessun dorma” from “Turandot,” “E lucevan le stelle” from “Tosca,” “Ah! lève-toi, soleil” from “Roméo et Juliette,” “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” from “Carmen,” “È la solita storia” from “L’Arlesiana,” and “Un dì all’azzurro spazio” from “Andrea Chenier,” among others. Helmut Deutsch accompanies him on piano. The performance was filmed in July.

Short Listing:
Enjoy a concert from the renowned tenor at the historic Polling Abbey in the Bavarian countryside.

Long Listing:
Enjoy a concert from the renowned tenor at the historic Polling Abbey in the Bavarian countryside as he performs selections including “Nessun dorma” from “Turandot,” “E lucevan le stelle” from “Tosca” and more.

Musical Selections:
“Recondita armonia” from Tosca
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou

“E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou

“La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” from Carmen
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée

“L’amour, l’amour … Ah! lève-toi, soleil!”
from Roméo et Juliette
Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

“Pays merveilleux … O paradis sorti de l’onde”
from L’Africaine
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Libretto by Eugène Scribe

“Ah! Tout est bien fini … O souverain, ô juge, ô père!” from Le Cid
Music by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Louis Gallet, Édouard Blau, and
Adolphe d’Ennery

“Cielo e mar” from La Gioconda
Music by Amilcare Ponchielli
Libretto by Arrigo Boito

“L’anima ho stanca” from Adriana Lecouvreur
Music by Francesco Cilea
Libretto by Arturo Colautti, based on the play Adrienne Lecouvreur by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé
Courtesy of Casa Musicale Sonzogno
Theodore Presser Company administrator

“Ombra di Nube”
Music by Licinio Refice
Text by Emidio Mucci
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.

“Un dì, all’azzurro spazio” from Andrea Chénier
Music by Umberto Giordano
Libretto by Luigi Illica
Courtesy of Casa Musicale Sonzogno
Theodore Presser Company administrator

“È la solita storia” from L’Arlesiana
Music by Francesco Cilea
Libretto by Leopoldo Marenco
Courtesy of Casa Musicale Sonzogno
Theodore Presser Company administrator

Intermezzo from Pagliacci
Music by Ruggero Leoncavallo

“Nessun dorma” from Turandot
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, based on the dramatic fairy tale by Carlo Gozzi
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.

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Host Christine Goerke. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Jonas Kaufmann. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Accompanist Helmut Deutsch and Jonas Kaufmann. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Jonas Kaufmann. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Jonas Kaufmann. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Accompanist Helmut Deutsch and Jonas Kaufmann. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.