Playlist: 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 2020 and hello to 2021.

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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.