16 Classical Drinking Songs To Ring In 2016

Who says enjoying classical music has to be a sober affair? Here is a list of pieces to help you put the bubbles in your bubbly.

  1. 1

    “O vin, dissipe la tristesse” from Thomas's Hamlet

    To drink or not to drink, that is the question.

  2. 2

    “Ah! Quel diner” from Offenbach’s “La Perichole”

    This will put the bubbles in your bubbly.

  3. 3

    “The night they invented champagne” from Lerner & Loewe's "Gigi"

    An eager little Leslie Caron is ready to taste her first sip of champagne.

  4. 4

    “A bar on the Piccola Marina” by Noël Coward

    A song about “beer goggles” before the term “beer goggles” became a thing.

  5. 5

    “Tam O Shanter” by Malcolm Arnold

    Listen to the drunken bassoonists!

  6. 6

    Varlaam's drinking song from “Boris Godunov”

    No one can drink like the Russians.

  7. 7

    The Anvil Chorus from "Il Trovatore" by Verdi

    ...except maybe the Italians.

  8. 8

    "O Fledermaus; Champagne hat's verschuldet" from Strauss's "Die Fledermaus"

  9. 9

    "Fin ch'han dal vino" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

    Be careful when you’re drinking with Don Giovanni!

  10. 10

    The "drindisi" from Verdi's "La traviata"

    One of the most famous works in all of opera. Cuz alcohol.

  11. 11

    "Holà, holà, holà" from Verdi's "La forza del destino"

    Because Traviata isn’t the only Verdi opera with a great drinking song.

  12. 12

    "Drink, Drink, Drink" from Romberg and Donnelly's "The Student Prince"

    Because we all learned to drink in college.

  13. 13

    "Intanto, amici" from Mascagni's "Cavalleria rusticana"

    There’s nothing like sharing a drink with a friend.

  14. 14

    "Certain rat, dans une cuisine" from Berlioz's "La damnation de Faust"

    Unless that friend happens to be the devil.

  15. 15

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

    Monks invented beer after all.

  16. 16

    "Prodaná nevěsta" from Smetana's "The Bartered Bride"

    "It's beer, it certainly is a gift from heaven." We couldn’t agree with Smetana more.

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