Opera’s Greatest Hits

Opera singers at Curtis


The Curtis Institute of Music’s Vocal Studies Department performs the greatest hits of opera. Covering a wide spectrum of opera from Mozart and Massenet to Rachmaninoff. The performers are Rachel Sterrenberg; Andrew Bogard; Vartan Gabrielian; Emily Pogorelc; Heather Stebbins; Evan LeRoy Johnson; Anthony Reed; and Jean-Michel Richer. Accompanied by pianist Danielle Orlando, principal opera coach. The program:

Rachmaninoff: “Ves’ tabor spit,” from Aleko
Aleko: Vartan Gabrielian; Danielle Orlando, piano

Mozart: Selections from Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Susanna: Rachel Sterrenberg; Figaro: Andrew Bogard; Danielle Orlando, piano

Vincenzo Bellini: “Oh quante volte,” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Giullietta: Emily Pogorelc; Danielle Orlando, piano

Gounod: “Je veux vivre,” from Roméo et Juliette
Juliette: Rachel Sterrenberg; Danielle Orlando, piano

Samuel Barber: “Give me my robe, put on my crown,” from Antony and Cleopatra
Cleopatra: Heather Stebbins; Danielle Orlando, piano

Giacomo Puccini: “Che gelida manina” (“What a frozen little hand”) from La Bohème
Rodolfo: Evan LeRoy Johnson; Danielle Orlando, piano

Giuseppe Verdi: “Il lacerato spirito,” from Simon Boccanegra
Fiesco: Anthony Reed; Danielle Orlando, piano

Jules Massenet: “J’ai marqué l’heure du départ…Nous vivrons à Paris,” from Manon
Manon: Rachel Sterrenberg; Des Grieux: Jean-Michel Richer; Danielle Orlando, piano

View the text of the songs (pdf)

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