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CHAN 10120 - Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss
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CD available From: 13 October 2003

Opera - The Poisoned Kiss

      Please CLICK HERE for the studio version of this album.
     
     
     
 Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
     
      premiere recording
      An opera in three acts. Libretto by Evelyn Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams
     
The Poisoned Kiss 115:59
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
1 Overture 7:09
      Act I
2 No. 2. Opening Chorus: 'Secret are the sounds . . .' 2:43
3 No. 3. Scena. Gallanthus: 'What's that?' 1:38
4 No. 4. Scena. Angelica: 'Day is dawning' 5:54
5 No. 5. Duet. Gallanthus: 'It's really time . . .' 3:07
6 No. 6. Ensemble. Hob, Lob and Gob: 'Here we come . . .' 2:24
7 No. 7. Duet and Chorus. Dipsacus: 'I'm a sorcerer bold' 1:54
8 No. 8. Duet. Amaryllus: 'It's true I'm inclined . . .' 2:41
9 No. 9. Ensemble. Tormentilla: 'Hush, lovely cobra' 2:04
10 Amaryllus: 'Desist, lest you die!' 0:59
11 No. 10. Duet. Amaryllus: 'I know we see . . .' 0:10
12 Amaryllus: 'Blue larkspur in a garden' 3:01
13 No. 11. Ensemble. Dispacus: 'Who's in my forest?' 0:15
14 Dispacus: 'North wind, south wind' 1:01
15 Tormentilla: 'Angelica?' 0:29
16 Amaryllus and Gallanthus: 'O, come to our arms' 2:37
17 No. 12. Song. Tormentilla: 'O, who would be . . .' 2:49
18 No. 13. Finale. Dipsacus: 'All is ready!' 3:10
     
      Act II
19 No. 14. Introduction 1:04
20 No. 15. Chorus: 'Here we come' 1:47
21 No. 16. Song and Chorus. Angelica and flower girls: 'By all the powers . . .' 3:36
22 No. 17. Trio. Lob: 'Ho there!' 1:56
23 No. 18. Duet. Angelica: 'It does not appear . . .' 2:17
24 No. 19. Trio. Third Medium: 'If you want to escape' 3:02
      58:03
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act II (continued)
1 No. 20. Chorus: 'Tormentilla! Tormentilla!' 2:23
2 No. 21. Song and Duet. Tormentilla: 'There was . . .' 5:40
3 No. 22. Ensemble. Amaryllus: 'Twas here it bade . . .' 4:08
4 No. 23. Serenade. Amaryllus: 'Dear love, behold . . .' 3:07
5 No. 24. Duet. Tormentilla: 'Sleeping or waking' 1:27
6 Tormentilla: 'You must not kiss me' 4:23
7 No. 26. Finale. Tormentilla: 'Too dark for me . . .' 2:56
     
      Act III
8 No. 27. Introduction 1:13
9 No. 28. Trio. Mediums: 'Behold our mystic . . .' 3:25
10 No. 29. Ensemble. Empress: 'Monstrous vision!' 1:28
11 No. 30. Ballad. Empress: 'When I was young . . .' 2:48
12 No. 31.Ensemble. Empress: 'You can leave us' 0:43
13 No. 32. Duet. Tormentilla: 'Is my love alive?' 0:28
14 Empress: 'Love breaks all rules . . .' 3:25
15 No. 33. Invocation. Empress: 'Imps and Demons' 2:24
16 No. 34. Ensemble. Empress: 'Come, O gentle powers' 5:36
17 No. 35. Duet. Empress: 'Can you, can you remember' 2:40
18 No. 36. Quartet. All: 'Love in a hut . . .' 1:21
19 No. 37. Sextet. First Medium: 'Horrid monster!' 2:36
20 No. 38. Duet. Gallanthus: 'It's the proper thing to do' 1:58
21 No. 39. Finale. Chorus: 'Love has conquered!' 3:31
      57:56
     
      Cast (in order of appearance)
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Angelica
 Roderick Williams baritone - Gallanthus
 John Graham-Hall tenor - Hob
 Richard Suart baritone - Gob
 Mark Richardson bass - Lob
 Neal Davies baritone - Dipsacus
 James Gilchrist tenor - Amaryllus
 Janice Watson soprano - Tormentilla
 Gail Pearson soprano - First Medium
 Helen Williams soprano - Second Medium
 Emer McGilloway mezzo-soprano - Third Medium
 Anne Collins contralto - Empress Persicaria
      Chorus of Day and Night Voices, Hobgoblins, Witches and Forest Creatures, Milliners and Messenger Boys, Flower Girls, Lovers
 Adrian Partington Singers
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
      3-6 January 2003
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Matthew Walker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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