Sonya Yoncheva on 27 February at 7PM CET from Kloster Schussenried with Met Stars Live in Concert (February 2021)

Soprano Sonya Yoncheva will perform a live concert on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:00pm CET/1:00pm ET, from the Schussenried Cloister in southwest Germany as part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series. The program features a tour-de-force of arias from Verdi’s Aida and Il Trovatore; Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, and the rarely performed Le Villi; Dvořák’s Rusalka; and Handel’s Rinaldo. The full program is below. The recital will be streamed live via the Met website and will then be available on demand for 14 days. Yoncheva will perform from the Baroque library of the Schussenried Cloister, accompanied by Julien Quentin on piano.

The Met Stars Live in Concert series features a lineup of some of opera’s leading artists performing in striking locations across Europe and the United States. Concerts already presented include tenor Jonas Kaufmann from Polling, Bavaria; soprano Renée Fleming in Washington, D.C.; tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in Èze, France; soprano Lise Davidsen in Oslo, Norway; mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in Bochum, Germany; soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Joseph Calleja in Caserta, Italy; bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in Wales; sopranos Angel Blue and Pretty Yende with tenors Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani in a New Year’s Eve concert in Augsburg, Germany; soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała in Wuppertal, Germany; and soprano Anna Netrebko in Vienna, which remains on demand through February 26. A future concert will feature soprano Angel Blue (TBA).

The concerts are shot with multiple cameras, linked by satellite to a control room in New York City, where soprano Christine Goerke, host of the program, is situated. Gary Halvorson, the award-winning director of the Met’s Live in HD cinema transmissions, directs.

Tickets for each recital are $20 and can be purchased on the Met’s website at metopera.org, and the performances will be available for on demand viewing for 14 days following the live event. The programs can be viewed on your computer, mobile device, or home entertainment system (via Chromecast or AirPlay).

The Program
“Ritorna vincitor!” from Verdi’s Aida
Song to the Moon from Dvořák’s Rusalka
“Donde lieta usci” from Puccini’s La Bohème
“Tacea la notte placida … Di tale amor” from Verdi’s Il Trovatore
“Se come voi piccina io fossi” from Puccini’s Le Villi
“Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth” (Dido’s Lament) from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas
“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Handel’s Rinaldo
“Un bel dì” from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera) from Bizet’s Carmen
“Hymne à l’amour” by Marguerite Monnot and Édith Piaf