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Playlist of Kathleen Battle

  • Kathleen Battle - Rossini: Una voce poco fa


    Kathleen Battle - Rossini: Una voce poco fa
    From the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini

    Recorded in Antwerpen December 1984
    From the TV show:
    Rene Kollo - Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein.

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  • Strauss - Kathleen Battle - Frühlingsstimmen - Voices of Spring


    Beautiful opera singer Kathleen Battle singing wonderfully the waltz Voices of Spring by Johann Strauss II written in 1882. This was in 1987 in Vienna. Conductor is Herbert von Karajan.


    Die Lerche in blaue Höh entschwebt,
    der Tauwind weht so lau;
    sein wonniger milder Hauch belebt
    und küßt das Feld, die Au.
    Der Frühling in holder Pracht erwacht,
    ah, alle Pein zu End mag sein,
    alles Leid, entflohn ist es weit!
    Schmerz wird milder, frohe Bilder,
    Glaub an Glück kehrt zurück;
    Sonnenschein, ah dringt nun ein,
    ah, alles lacht, ach, ach, erwacht!

    Da strömt auch der Liederquell,
    der zu lang schon schien zu schweigen;
    klingen hört dort wieder rein und hell
    süße Stimmen aus den Zweigen!
    Ah, leis' läßt die Nachtigall
    schon die ersten Töne hören,
    um die Kön'gin nicht zu stören,
    schweigt, ihr Sänger all!
    Voller schon klingt bald ihr süßer Ton.
    Ach ja bald, ah, ah ja bald!
    Ah, ah, ah, ah!

    1. Sang der Nachtigall, holder Klang,
    2. ah ja!
    3. Liebe durchglüht, ah, ah , ah,
    4. tönet das Lied, ah und der Laut,
    5. süß und traut, scheint auch Klagen zu tragen,
    6. ah ah wiegt das Herz in süße Träumerein,
    7. ah, ah, ah, ah, leise ein!

    Sehnsucht und Lust
    ah ah ah wohnt in der Brust,
    ah, wenn ihr Sang lockt so bang,
    funkelnd feme wie Sterne,
    ah ah zauberschimmernd wie des Mondes Strahl,
    ah ah ah ah wallt durchs Tal!

    Kaum will entschwinden die Nacht,
    Lerchensang frisch erwacht,
    ah, Licht kommt sie kunden,
    Schatten entschwinden! ah!
    Ah des Frühlings Stimmen klingen traut,
    ah ja, ah ja ah o süßer Laut,
    ah ah ah ah ach ja!

    (Special thanks to Peter)

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  • Kathleen Battle sings O mio babbino caro from Puccinis Gianni Schicchi


    Kathleen Battle and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra with conductor Charles Dutoit. Gala concert, 1994.

  • Kathleen Battle I Trust in God


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  • Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias



    00:00 W.A. Mozart - Il Re Pastore - L'amero, saro costante (Kathleen Battle, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn)
    07:09 W.A. Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro - Porgi amor, qualche ristoro (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    11:23 W.A. Mozart - Zaide - Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    17:54 W.A. Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Ach ich liebte (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    23:08 W.A. Mozart - Cosi fan tutte - Una donna a quindici anni (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    26:35 W.A. Mozart - La clemenza di Tito - S'altro che lacrime
    (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    29:28 W.A. Mozart - Don Giovanni - Vedrai, carino (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    33:14 W.A. Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    37:16 W.A. Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden (Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine)
    43:05 W.A. Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro - Deh Vieni, Non Tardar (Kathleen Battle, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti)

  • Alicia Keys ft. Kathleen Battle - Ave María & Not Even The King


    Alicia Keys and Kathleen Battle performing Ave María and Not Even The King at BlackBall 2013

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  • Kathleen Battle - 5 Japanese Love Songs


    Hatsukoi (First Love), for voice & piano
    Composed by Tatsunosuke Koshitani
    with Kathleen Battle

    Hana (Cherry Blossom Time), folksong
    Composed by Rentaro Taki
    with Kathleen Battle

    Kono Michi, folk song, for voice & piano
    Composed by Kosaku Yamada
    with Kathleen Battle

    Hamabe-no-uta, for voice & piano
    Composed by Tamezo Narita
    with Kathleen Battle

    Sakura, Sakura, arr. for voice & harp
    Composed by Kosaku Yamada
    with Nancy Allen, Kathleen Battle







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  • CONFIO EN DIOS - Soprano Kathleen Battle


    My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me. From a 1992 documentary of rehearsals for the recording of Baroque Duet (Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis).

    Confió en Dios, no importa dónde esté;
    en alta mar o en tierra tengo fe.
    si vienen pruebas y dolor,
    mi amante Dios me cuida con amor.

    Confío en Dios, yo sé que me ama él;
    en la furiosa lid es mi broquel.
    Si olas rugen con furor,
    mi amante Dios me cuida con su amor.

  • Jessye Norman + Kathleen Battle Hes Got The Whole World In His Hand 1990


    [For Saulo] The Divas perform a classic traditional spiritual ... at The Carnegie Hall, New York ... March 1990

  • Kathleen Battle sings Bachs Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 - Live at Lincoln Center


    The cantata is in four movements (or five, if the concluding Alleluja is considered a separate movement):

    I. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Praise God in all lands) - a da capo aria for the whole ensemble, with the soprano treated similarly to the solo instrument in a concertante work.

    II. Wir beten zu dem Tempel an (We offer our prayers to the temple) - this is marked in the score as a recitative, but the highly melismatic nature of the vocal part is such that it might easily be called an arioso, with accompaniment from the strings. The text of this part is taken from Psalms 26 and 138.

    III. Höchster, mache deine Güte (Highest, renew your goodness) - an aria accompanied by the continuo only.

    IV. Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (Laud, praise and honour) - A fantasy on the fifth stanza of Johann Gramann's chorale, Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren (Bach used the same verse in a different setting to close his cantata Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29), played by the strings and continuo, with the soprano singing the chorale as a cantus firmus. This leads without a break into a concluding Alleluja fugato in which the trumpet returns, bringing the cantata to a close on a particularly festive note. The author of the text in the first and third movement is unknown.

  • Kathleen Battle; Florence Quivar; John Aler; Samuel Ramey; MESSIAH; George Frideric Händel


    Kathleen Battle--soprano
    Florence Quivar--mezzo-soprano
    John Aler--tenor
    Samuel Ramey--bass
    Andrew Davis--conductor
    Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
    The Toronto Symphony

  • Kathleen Battle Et incarnatus est - Mozarts Great Mass


    Soprano Kathleen Battle sings Et incarnatus est from Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor KV 427. Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by James Levine. Recorded in 1989.

  • Kathleen Battle - Ombra Mai Fu / Largo - G.F. Handel


    #Handel #KathleenBattle #Opera

  • Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah & Kathleen Battle - Superwoman Live 2008


    This was performed for the 36th Annual American Music Awards

  • KATHLEEN BATTLE ~ Una voce poco fa from The Barber of Seville LIVE


    Una voce poco fa, Rosina's aria from' Il barbiere di Siviglia' as performed by KATHLEEN BATTLE. Her brilliantly agile and supremely silky lyric soprano makes this live performance quite a wonder to listen to!! BRAVO!

  • Spirituals in Concert - Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle High Quality


    On March 19, 1990, James R. Oestreich of the New York Times wrote:

    Any process of classicization inevitably leads to calcification. Since the spiritual, like jazz, is a traditional art with its roots in improvisation, it necessarily loses when transported to the concert hall and performed in front of a passive audience instead of an active congregation. Since, in addition, this event promised all the trappings of a superstar extravaganza, there was reason to fear.

    It was remarkable, under the circumstances, how much of the spirit came through, at least to one not raised in the tradition. Not that it wasn't a spectacle - or rather an operatic event, and a better one than most of what passes under that name. The two divas made wonderfully transparent attempts to outshout each other at point-blank range, and glowingly acknowledged each other's efforts as if ever so thrilled at being upstaged. But it was also a glorious celebration of a culture, and often deeply moving in spite of the overlay of glitz aimed at the home screen.


    The program opened with an ensemble number, ''In That Great Getting Up Morning,'' in which Ms. Norman and Ms. Battle sang a unison that could not have been truer: Ms. Norman's tone was so strong and enveloping that one simply could not hear Ms. Battle, even as a coloration of Ms. Norman's line. When the voices moved apart, however, the collaborations often caught fire, especially in a delightfully comic ''Scandalize My Name'' and a touching, understated ''Balm in Gilead.

    Never visibly daunted by Ms. Norman's easy volume, Ms. Battle sang beautifully through much of the afternoon, and generally got the final, higher word. But her manner occasionally seemed studied and artificial alongside Ms. Norman's bearing, by turns positively regal and earthy. Ms. Norman also benefited from some strikingly simple arrangements: with timpani (well played by Benjamin Herman) for much of ''Sinner, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass''; with a cappella chorus in ''Give Me Jesus''; with organ in ''Deep River.''

  • Kathleen Battle sings Brahms Lieder


    With pianist James Levine, the soprano sings four songs by Johannes Brahms. From 1983.

    I. Das Mädchen spricht 0:00
    II. Meine Liebe ist grün 1:15
    III. Wir wandelten 2:36
    IV. Juchhe 6:45

  • Kathleen Battle sings 2+1 sustained C6s as Elvira in the glorious Rossinian Ensemble


    Disclaimer - I own nothing

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  • I FEEL PRETTY - Kathleen Battle


    Kathleen Battle sings I feel pretty from West Side Story with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Kurt Masur.

  • キャスリーン・バトル


    1. Ombra mai fù - Xerxes - Handel, 2. In Trutina - Carmina Burana - Orff, 3. Nacht und Träume - Schubert, Visual Director : Akio Jissouji

  • LIVE Kathleen Battle - Ah tardai troppo - O luce di questanima


    I own nothing

  • COMO PODRE ESTAR TRISTE - Soprano Kathleen Battle


    Without subtitles at:

    ¿Cómo podré estar triste, cómo entre sombras ir
    cómo sentirme solo y en el dolor vivir,
    si Cristo es mi consuelo, mi amigo siempre fiel,
    si aún las aves tienen seguro asilo en él,
    si aún las aves tienen seguro asilo en él?

    ¡Feliz, cantando alegre, yo vivo siempre aquí;
    si El cuida de las aves, cuidará también de mí!

    Nunca te desalientes, oigo al Señor decir,
    y en Su Palabra fiado, hago al dolor huir.
    A Cristo, paso a paso, yo sigo sin cesar,
    y todas sus bondades me da sin limitar,
    y todas sus bondades me da sin limitar.

    ¡Feliz, cantando alegre, yo vivo siempre aquí;
    si El cuida de las aves, cuidará también de mí!

    ¡Feliz, cantando alegre, yo vivo siempre aquí;
    si El cuida de las aves, cuidará también de mí!

  • Kathleen Battle; Bist du bei mir; Gottfried Stölzel/Johann Sebastian Bach


    Kathleen Battle--soprano
    Robert Sadin--conductor
    Anthony Newman--organ & harpsichord

  • Luciano Pavarotti & Kathleen Battle - Caro elisir


    Duet of Nemorino & Adina
    Conductor - James Levine
    Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera
    Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

  • Kathleen Battle: O Mio Babbino Caro


    Kathleen Battle: O Mio Babbino by Giacomo Puccini, Seiji Ozawa, China National Symphony Orchestra, performed in June, 2008 at the new National Centre of Performing Arts (The Egg) in Beijing, China.
    (C) 2008 CCTV-9, China Central Television International.
    Permission granted to upload to YouTube on this channel.

  • ♥ Franz Schubert, ♥ Kathleen Battle: Ave Maria


    Franz Schubert u czarmuzyki: -- Ave Maria. Kathleen Battle --
    Sound 1600 kb/s

  • Kathleen Battle - 1982 Canadian Debut Recital - Pollack Hall, Montreal


    Kathleen Battle, soprano
    Lawrence Skrobacs, pianist

    Program -

    Purcell: I attempt from love's sickness to fly
    Purcell: Sweeter than roses
    Purcell: Man is for the woman made

    Applause & Commentary

    Schubert: Liebe Schwärmt auf allen Wegen
    Schubert: Lachen und Weinen
    Schubert: Du bist die Ruh
    Schubert: Die Männer sind méchant
    Schubert: Suleika I
    Schubert: Suleika II

    Applause & Commentary

    Mozart: L'amerò, sarò costante (Il Re Pastore)

    Fauré: Après un rêve
    Fauré: Mandoline
    Fauré: Le Secret
    Fauré: En prière
    Fauré: Notre Amour

    Applause & Commentary

    Spiritual: Honor! Honor!
    Spiritual: City Called Heaven
    Spiritual: Witness
    Spiritual: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

    Encores -

    Handel: Oh! had I Jubal's lyre (Joshua)
    Rossini: Una voce poco fa (Il barbiere di Siviglia)

  • Kathleen Battle - Summertime


    with Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Oct 1994. Sorry for out of sync, my computer.... ugh.

  • Kathleen Battle; Rejoice greatly; MESSIAH; George Frideric Handel


    Kathleen Battle--soprano
    Robert Sadin--conductor
    Anthony Newman--organ & harpsichord

  • Kathleen Battle - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileires No. 5


    Kathleen Battle 1st movement of Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileires no. 5 concertoes for voice and eight cellists.
    From Gala of the Stars 1985

  • Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis, Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen


    Aria from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata #51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen ('Praise Ye God in All Lands'), BWV 51.

    Baroque Duet, 1992.
    John Nelson, conductor
    Anthony Newman, harpsichord, organ
    Orchestra of St. Luke's

  • Kathleen Battle - Prendi, per me sei Libero - Lelisir dAmore


    Aria from Donizetti's L'elisir d'Amore, Luciano PAVAROTTI sings Nemorino

  • Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos in Rehearsal | Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle and James Levine


    Richard Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera. Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle in rehearsal with James Levine. Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 1988.

    Jessye Norman is a regal Ariadne, the mythological Greek heroine in this opera-within-an-opera, opposite the passionate Bacchus of the great James King. Kathleen Battle delivers the coloratura fireworks of Zerbinetta, the leader of a commedia dell’arte troupe that finds itself stranded on Ariadne’s island. Tatiana Troyanos and Franz Ferdinand Nentwig star as the young Composer and the Music Master in the opera’s prologue. James Levine brings out all the color and charm of Strauss’s brilliant chamber-sized score with its equal amounts of pathos and humor. Bodo Igesz’s production features sets by esteemed designer Oliver Messel. Metropolitan Opera's 1989 production of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, featuring footage of both Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle in rehearsal with James Levine.

  • Kathleen Battle-Creole Love Call


    Kathleen Battle performing Creole Love Call from 1984.

  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Katherine Ciesinski & Kathleen Battle - Final Trio - Der Rosenkavalier


    Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as Marschallin

    Richard Strauss (1864-1949):
    Final Trio of Act 3
    from the opera Der Rosenkavalier

    Kathleen Battle/ Sophie
    Katherine Ciesinski/ Octavian

    American Symphony Orchestra
    James Levine/ conductor

    Gala of Stars
    Hosted by Beverly Sills
    New York City, USA, 1984

  • Kathleen Battle - Over My Head I Hear Music in the Air


    spiritual, sung acapella, while Montreal Symphony looks on, was an encore. Oct 1994

  • Kathleen Battle - 3 Songs by Henry Purcell - 1982 Canadian Debut Recital


    I attempt from love's sickness to fly
    Sweeter than roses
    Man is for the woman made

    Kathleen Battle's 1982 Canadian debut recital at Pollack Hall in Montreal. Lawrence Skrobacs, pianist.

  • Kathleen Battle - 1999 Interview: On why she sings & the natural beauty of the voice


    Kathleen Battle shares thoughts on why she sings and the wisdom of her mother about recognizing and retaining the natural beauty of your voice pre formal voice lessons.

    NOTE: This video is intended for research and educational purposes -- particularly for those interested in singing. It is excerpted from a 1999 CBC Interview.

  • Kathleen Battle - So Many Stars


    Lyrics in description.

    Released: So Many Stars Album 1995

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    The dawn is filled with dreams
    So many dreams
    Which one is mine?
    One must be right for me
    Which dream of all the dreams
    When there's a dream for every star?
    And there are, oh, so many stars,
    So many stars...

    The wind is filled with songs
    So many songs
    Which one is mine?
    One must be right for me
    Which song of all the songs,
    When there's a song for every star?
    And there are, oh, so many stars,
    So many stars...

    Along the countless days, the endless nights
    That I have searched
    So many eyes, so many hearts, so many smiles
    Which one to choose?
    Which way to go?
    How can I tell?
    How will I know?
    Out of oh, so many stars
    So many stars...


    Along the countless days, the endless nights
    That I have searched
    So many eyes, so many hearts, so many smiles
    Which one to choose?
    Which way to go?
    How can I tell?
    How will I know?
    Out of oh, so many stars
    So many stars
    So many stars
    So many stars
    So many stars...

  • Kathleen Battle; Ave Maria; Bach/Gounod


    Kathleen Battle--Soprano
    Christopher Parkening--Guitar

  • Kathleen Battle Enzo Dara - BARCARUOLA A DUE VOCI - Lelisir damore


    Produzione del Metropolitan Opera diretta da James Levine con la regia di Brian Large.1992

  • Schubert / Kathleen Battle: The Shepherd on the Rock


    Franz Schubert composed the music for this spellbinding opera-like song at the request of one his opera singer friends who wished to showcase her ability to express a wide range of feelings through her voice. He used the words from Wilhelm Muller's two poems and added two verses from Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (and not by Wilhelmina von Chézy as I have shown in the video).

    The Shepherd on the Rock (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen) D 965
    Voice: Kathleen Battle
    Composer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Clarinet: Karl Leister
    Piano: James Levine
    Words by: Wilhelm Müller (1794-1827) and
    Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (and not by Helmina von Chézy)

    Video clips taken from:

    BBC Planet Earth
    The ballet Coppelia by The Bolshoi Ballet
    Dying Swan by Uliana Lopatkina from the ballet Swan Lake
    Kathleen Battle Live from Japan
    and two video scenes (the mountain drive and the birds soaring in the blue sky) captured by my camera

    German lyrics:

    Wilhelm Müller -- Der Berghirt

    Wenn auf dem höchsten Fels ich steh',
    In's tiefe Tal hernieder seh',
    Und singe.

    Fern aus dem tiefen dunkeln Tal
    Schwingt sich empor der Widerhall
    Der Klüfte.

    Je weiter meine Stimme dringt,
    Je heller sie mir wieder klingt
    Von unten.

    Mein Liebchen wohnt so weit von mir,
    Drum sehn' ich mich so heiß nach ihr

    Varnhagen -- Nächtlicher Schall

    In tiefem Gram verzehr ich mich,
    Mir ist die Freude hin,
    Auf Erden mir die Hoffnung wich,
    Ich hier so einsam bin.

    So sehnend klang im Wald das Lied,
    So sehnend klang es durch die Nacht,
    Die Herzen es zum Himmel zieht
    Mit wunderbarer Macht.

    Wilhelm Müller -- Liebesgedanken

    Der Frühling will kommen,
    Der Frühling, meine Freud',
    Nun mach' ich mich fertig
    Zum Wandern bereit

    English Translation

    When on the highest cliff I stand,
    gaze down into the deep valley,
    and sing.

    The echo floats upward,
    from the darker depths
    of the ravine.

    The further my voice travels,
    the clearer it returns to me,
    from below.

    So far from me does my love dwell
    that I yearn for her more ardently,
    over there.

    With deep grief I am consumed,
    my joy is at an end;
    all hope on earth has left me;
    I am so lonely here.

    So longingly sounded the song in the wood,
    so longingly it sounded through the night,
    drawing hearts heavenwards
    with wondrous power.

    Spring is coming, Spring, my joy;
    now I will prepare for my journey.

  • Kathleen Battle Quel guardo il cavaliere Don Pasquale Donizetti


  • Cour dAmours - IN Trutina - Carl Orff - Carmen Burana 5.VII


    Conductor - Seiji Ozawa
    with * Kathleen Battle - soprano vocal * The Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
    * Staats-und Domchor Berlin (Boys Childhren Choir)
    * The Shin-Yu Kai (Chorus)

    Esta playlist, deste canal, é destinada a influências musicais que fizeram parte da minha formação, ajudaram e continuam ajudando no aprendizado diário da minha vida como músico - Vini B Bertolino.

    ... quem me apresentou este concerto, foi meu grande amigo Hudson Cavalcanti, grande cantor e regente e professor de música.

  • Kathleen Battle; Vocalise; Sergei Rachmaninov


    Kathleen Battle--soprano
    Margo Garrett--piano

  • Kathleen Battle; Christmas Selections; Various Composers


    Kathleen Battle--soprano
    Leonard Slatkin--conductor
    The Orchestra of St. Lukes

  • Kathleen Battle; Depuis le jour; Louise; Gustave Charpentier


    Kathleen Battle--soprano
    Myung-whun Chung--conductor
    Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille

  • Kathleen Battle Beautiful Opera Singer ::: Whereer You Walk Händel


    Kathleen Battle Beautiful Opera Singer ::: Where'er You Walk Händel
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