“The orchestra was joined by the Providence Singers for the last movement, the so-called ‘Ode to Joy,’ which was one of the more moving moments in the Philharmonic’s season. The Singers sounded terrific.”



 






A Night at the Opera

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Biltmore Hotel, Providence

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Gaetano Donizetti
(1797–1848)

“Chorus of the Wedding Guests”
from Lucia di Lammermoor  (1835)
Chorus and Tenor Solo

Ruggero Leoncavallo
(1857–1919)

“Bell Chorus” from Pagliacci  (1892)
Chorus

George Frideric Handel
(1685–1759)

“Tornami a vagheggiar” from Alcina  (1735)
Soprano Solo

Giacomo Puccini
(1858–1924)

“Musetta’s Waltz” from La Bohème  (1896)
Soprano Solo

Georges Bizet
(1838–1875)

“Habañera” from Carmen  (1875)
Mezzo-soprano Solo and Chorus

Léo Delibes
(1836–1891)

“Sous le dôme épais” from Lakmé  (1883)
Soprano and Alto Duet

Bizet

“Seguidilla” from Carmen  (1875)
Mezzo-soprano Solo

Giuseppe Verdi
(1813–1901)

“Brindisi” from La Traviata  (1853)
Chorus and Tenor

“Triumphal Scene” from Aida  (1871)
Chorus

 

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Puccini

“Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly  (1904)
Chorus

Pietro Mascagni
(1888–1945)

“Easter Hymn” from Cavalleria rusticana  (1890)
Chorus and Soprano Solo

Verdi

“Anvil Chorus” from Il trovatore  (1853)
Chorus

Puccini

“O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi  (1918)
Soprano Solo

Verdi

“La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto  (1851)
Tenor Solo

“Va Pensiero” from Nabucco  (1841)
Chorus

Bizet

“March of the Toreadors” from Carmen  (1875)
Chorus

Scott Joplin
1868-1917

“Aunt Dinah Has Blowed de Horn”
from Treemonisha  (1911/1972)
Chorus