This production ran: May 12

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Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a special recital performance, featuring music by Purcell, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Fauré, Villa-Lobos, and Rodrigo, as well as selected spirituals. Harpist Bridget Kibbey and guitarist Chico Pinheiro join Ms. Battle for this one-evening-only event on the Met stage on Sunday, May 12, at 5PM.


Henry Purcell        
Music for a while

George Frideric Handel
O, sleep, why dost thou leave me? (Semele)

Henry Purcell
Man is for the woman made  

Franz Schubert
Nacht und Träume
An die Laute

Felix Mendelssohn
Neue Liebe
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges

Gabriel Fauré

Reynaldo Hahn
Si mes vers avaient des ailes

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
     Ária (Cantilena)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Harp adaptation by Bridget Kibbey)

Fernando Obradors 
Del cabello más sutil (Canciones Clásicas Españolas, Vol. 1)

Joaquín Rodrigo
De los álamos vengo, Madre (Cuatro madrigales amatorios)

Jaime Ovalle
Azulão (Arr. Robert Sadin)

Jayme Silva
Neuza Teixeira
O Pato

Ain’t That Good News (Arr. Robert Sadin)
Heaven Is One Beautiful Place (Arr. Hall Johnson)


Timeline for the show, Kathleen Battle in Concert

Estimated Run Time

1 hrs 30 mins

  • House Opens

  • Part I

    30 mins

  • Intermission

    25 mins

  • Part II

    35 mins

  • Performance Ends