Pene Pati and Amitai Pati, tenors
Terence Dennis, piano

The rich, thunderous voice of Simon O'Neill, "the best heroic tenor to emerge over the last decade" (The Telegraph, London), has shaken the walls of every grand opera house in the world. A protégé of Plácido Domingo and principal artist with the Metropolitan Opera, O'Neill is perhaps best known in the title roles of Verdi's Otello and Wagner's Lohengrin, and as Siegmund in Die Walküre. This intimate recital setting offers a rare opportunity to experience the sweeter, gentler side of O'Neill's artistry in a wide range of repertoire. Featuring guest tenors Pene Pati and Amitai Pati, and pianist Terence Dennis.

BEETHOVENAn die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
   Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend
   Wo die Berge so blau
   Leichte Segler in den Höhen
   Diese Wolken in den Höhen
   Es kehret der Maien, es blühet die Au
   Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder
"Gott! welch dunkel hier" from Leonore (1805)

DONIZETTI"Angelo casto e bel" from Le duc d'Albe
ROSSINI"Cujus animam" from Stabat Mater
      Pene Pati, tenor

WAGNER"Brünnhilde! heilige Braut" (Siegfrieds Tod) from
Siegfrieds Trauermarsch from Götterdämmerung
      (transcribed by Busoni)
"Nur eine Waffe taugt" from Parsifal

R. STRAUSS Ruhe, meine Seele, Op. 27, No. 1
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No. 3
Caecilie, Op. 27, No. 2
Morgen!, Op. 27, No. 4
Ich trage meine Minne, Op. 32, No. 1
Zueignung, Op. 10, No. 1

MOZART"Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" from Die Zauberflöte. K.620
CILEA"È la solita storia del pastore" from L'arlesiana
      Amitai Pati, tenor

WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder
      Der Engel
      Stehe still!
      Im Treibhaus
"Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater" from Die Walküre

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