9 Classical Drinking Songs to Ring in the New Year

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Who says enjoying classical music has to be a sober affair? Here are some classical drinking songs to help you say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020.

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1. "Ah! Quel dîner" from Offenbach's La Perichole




This will put the bubbles in your bubbly.



2. Varlaam's drinking song from Mussorgky's Boris Godunov




We'll have what Varlaam is having...



3. "Im Feuerstrom der Reben" (popularly known as the "Champagne song") from Die Fledermaus




You can't do better than the "Champagne song" on New Year's Eve!



4. "Fin ch'han dal vino" (popularly known as the "Champagne aria") from Mozart's Don Giovanni




Be careful when you’re drinking with Don Giovanni!



5. "In taberna quando sumus" from Orff's Carmina Burana




Monks invented beer, after all.



6. "It's beer, it certainly is a gift from heaven" from Smetana's The Bartered Bride




We couldn’t agree with Smetana more.



7. "Intanto amici" from Mascagni's Cavalliera Rusticana




An optimistic drinking song!



8. "Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe!" from Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serai




Long live Bacchus!



9. The "brindisi" from Verdi's La Traviata




One of the most famous works in all of opera, and it's a toast to love. A great way to go in to 2020!


Enjoy the full playlist here, and have a Happy New Year!


This list is adapted from a previous version first published December 28, 2016.