Aria Jukebox!

An audience of Wolf Trap donors, housing hosts, and frequent ticket-buyers made their own one-of-a-kind concert on Sunday. 52 songs were offered, 13 were chosen. (I was simultaneously stoked and terrified of playing Rachmaninoff’s “Spring Waters” in 5 flats, but I didn’t have to.)

Curious about the playlist? Scroll down (past the picture of tenor Eric Barry delivering an impassioned “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz”) for the complete menu. Audience choices are in bold. (Artists had an internal betting pool on what would be chosen, and let’s just say that a few of the choices really skewed the odds:))

Photo by Teddy Wolff

ANGELA MANNINO, SOPRANO
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) Puccini
The Presentation of the Rose (Der Rosenkavalier) Strauss
I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady) Loewe
Je suis Titania (Mignon) Thomas

ASHLYN RUST, SOPRANO
Chacun le sait (La fille du régiment) Donizetti
Popular (Wicked) Schwartz
The Presentation of the Rose (Der Rosenkavalier) Strauss
Welche Wonne, welche Lust (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) Mozart

MARCY STONIKAS, SOPRANO
Vissi d’arte (Tosca) Puccini
Song to the Moon (Rusalka) Dvořák
Ebben, ne andrò lontana (La Wally) Catalani
Marietta’s Lied (Die Tote Stadt) Korngold


MARGARET GAWRYSIAK, MEZZO-SOPRANO
The Worst Pies in London (Sweeney Todd) Sondheim
Stride la vampa (Il trovatore) Verdi
Cruda sorte (L’Italiana in Algeri) Rossini
Ich bin Rosine Leckermaul (Hänsel und Gretel) Humperdinck


CATHERINE MARTIN, MEZZO-SOPRANO
Wie du warst (Der Rosenkavalier) Strauss
Helen’s Aria (Dead Man Walking) Heggie
Ombra mai fu (Serse) Handel
Is It Really Me? (110 in the Shade) Schmidt


LINDSAY AMMANN, CONTRALTO
Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix (Samson et Dalila) Saint-Saëns
Stride la vampa (Il Trovatore) Verdi
Weiche, Wotan (Das Rheingold) Wagner
Spring Waters – Rachmaninoff


ERIC BARRY, TENOR
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) Verdi
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Das Land des Lächelns) Lehár
O sole mio Di Capua
Maria (West Side Story) Bernstein

EDWARD MOUT, TENOR
Ah mes amis! (La fille du régiment) Donizetti
Firenze è come un alberto fiorito (Gianni Schicchi) Puccini
Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves (Albert Herring) Britten
Mein Herr, der Singer Meisterschlag (Der Meistersinger) Wagner

NATHANIEL PEAKE, TENOR
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) Verdi
New York Lights (A View from the Bridge) Bolcom
O paradis! (L’Africaine) Meyerbeer
Dei miei bollenti spiriti (La traviata) Verdi

CRAIG IRVIN, BASS-BARITONE
Blitch’s Sermon Scene (Susannah) Floyd
Sweeney’s Epiphany (Sweeney Todd) Sondheim
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Les Misérables) Schönberg
The Impossible Dream (The Man of La Mancha) Leigh

RYAN KUSTER, BASS-BARITONE
Vôtre Toast (Carmen) Bizet
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) Rodgers & Hammerstein
Hear Me, O Lord (Susannah) Floyd
Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge (Das Rheingold) Wagner


MICHAEL SUMUEL, BASS-BARITONE
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) Rodgers & Hammerstein
Se vuol ballare (Le nozze di Figaro) Mozart
Come master (The Rake’s Progress) Stravinsky
Deh, vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni) Mozart

KENNETH KELLOGG, BASS
Ol’ Man River (Show Boat) Kern
Non più andrai (Le nozze di Figaro) Mozart
La calunnia (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Rossini
Vecchia zimarra (La bohème) Puccini

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Kosmo Tatalias

If you have posted the details of the Aria Jukeboxes of other prior years than 2011, I cannot find them. If you haven’t posted them, please do so and make them accessible to search engines. Thank you.

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