Samuel Ramey

Bass

Performances with the RNO

July 2006

On Tour

19 Wed

Lincoln Theater

Yountville

CA

Program

Berlioz
"Devant la maison" from La Damnation de Faust
Gounod
"Vous qui faites" from Faust
Boito
"Ecco il mondo" from Mefistofele
Offenbach
"Ah, que j'aime les militaires" from La Grande Duchesse du Gerolstein
Thomas
"Connais-tu le pays" from Mignon
Berlioz
Selected songs from Les Nuits d'Été
Rodgers & Hammerstein
"People Will Say We're in Love" from Oklahoma
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4
Conductor:

Carlo Ponti

Guest Artists:

Frederica Von Stade, Mezzo soprano

Samuel Ramey, Bass

Festival del Sole 2006

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace