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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna In Concert

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

Encore Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 at 3 p.m. on KPBS 2
(Not available on demand)

Experience a performance from the husband-and-wife duo on breathtaking location from the Château de la Chèvre d’Or perched on a cliff 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.

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

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 and 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

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

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