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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: New Year's Eve Gala 2021

Javier Camarena, Pretty Yende, Angel Blue and Matthew Polenzani
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera
Javier Camarena, Pretty Yende, Angel Blue and Matthew Polenzani, Parktheater in Augsburg, Germany, 2020.

Premieres Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand

Celebrate the new year with Met stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani performing arias, duets and ensembles and more from the Parktheater in Augsburg, Germany on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET.

Javier Camarena, Pretty Yende, Angel Blue and Matthew Polenzani
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera
Javier Camarena, Pretty Yende, Angel Blue and Matthew Polenzani, Parktheater in Augsburg, Germany, 2020.

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 CurtisText 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

Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera
Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende, Parktheater in Augsburg, Germany, 2020.

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Premieres Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.

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