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Celebrity Recital: Brett Polegato | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
Songs, song-cycles and arias from Mozart to Britten

date: June 6, 2009

One of Canada’s finest baritones, who has often sung with us in Toronto, made his Bayfield Festival debut in a varied programme, including songs in German, French and English and excerpts from some of his favourite operatic roles.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Fin ch’han del vino (Don Giovanni, K527) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ponte, Lorenzo da
Deh vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni, K527) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ponte, Lorenzo da
An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98 Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Beethoven, Ludwig van Jeitteles, Aloys
L’Echelonnement des haies Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude Verlaine, Paul
Beau soir Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude Bourget, Paul
Je tremble en voyant ton visage (Le Promenoir des deux amants) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude L’Hermite, Tristan
Rondel: Le temps a laissié son manteau (Chansons de France) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude Charles d’Orléans
Kogda bi zhizn domashnim krugom (Eugene Onegin, Op.24) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich / Shilovsky, Konstantin
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Bredon Hill (Bredon Hill and other songs) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Butterworth, George Housman, Alfred Edward
Oh fair enough are sky and plain (Bredon Hill and other songs) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Butterworth, George Housman, Alfred Edward
When the lad for longing sighs (Bredon Hill and other songs) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Butterworth, George Housman, Alfred Edward
On the idle hill of summer (Bredon Hill and other songs) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Butterworth, George Housman, Alfred Edward
With rue my heart is laden (Bredon Hill and other songs) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Butterworth, George Housman, Alfred Edward
Lydé (Etudes latines) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Leconte de Lisle, Charles-Marie-René
Quand je fus pris au pavillon Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Charles d’Orléans
A Chloris Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Viau, Théophile de
Billy in the Darbies (Billy Budd, Op.50) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Forster, E.M. / Crozier, Eric
O vin, dissipe la tristesse! (Hamlet) Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Thomas, Ambroise Barbier, Jules / Carré, Michel
If ever I would leave you (Camelot) – ENCORE Polegato, Brett, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Loewe, Frederick Lerner, Alan Jay