Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald joined Tony nominee and opera superstar Renée Fleming for Carnegie Hall's opening night gala October 3. The entire concert is available to stream from New York Public Radio's WQXR. Listen below:
Take a look at the complete program:
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gershwin: "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess
Villa Lobos: Aria from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 (arr. Mark Volkert)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Bock/Harnick: "Vanilla Ice Cream" from She Loves Me
Guettel: "Fable" from The Light in the Piazza
Stephen Sondheim/Rodgers: "Children Will Listen" from Into the Woods / "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught" from South Pacific (arr. Rob Fisher; orch. Bruce Coughlin)
Nyro: “Save the Country” (arr. Michael Tilson Thomas; orch. Bruce Coughlin)
Gershwin: An American in Paris
McDonald, a six-time Tony winner with an active concert calendar, was last seen on Broadway in Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. She won Tony Awards for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, Porgy and Bess, and, most recently, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.
Fleming made her Broadway musical debut in the 2018 revival of Carousel, receiving a Tony nomination for her performance as Nettie Fowler. She also appeared in the 2015 play Living On Love. In Fleming's prolific opera career, her signature roles have included Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Violetta in La Traviata, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, and the title role in Rusalka.