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CHAN 3074 - Verdi: Aida
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CD available From: 14 January 2002

Opera - Aida

 Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
     
Aida 141:46
      Opera in four acts
      Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, after a scenario by Auguste Mariette
      English version by Edmund Tacey
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
1 Prelude 4:04
     
      Act I
      Scene 1
2 'Yes, Ethiopia once again has dared' 1:43
      Ramfis, Radames
3 'I pray that I be chosen' 1:04
4 'Goddess Aida, fair as a vision' 3:34
      Radames
5 'Have you just heard a joyous tale' 2:37
      Amneris, Radames
6 'Aida!' 1:32
      Radames, Amneris
7 'Alas, I hear the cries of war' 1:59
      Aida, Amneris, Radames
8 'Grave is the cause' 3:10
      The Pharaoh, Messenger, Aida, Radames, Amneris
9 'Now go forward noble army' 3:06
      The Pharaoh, Ramfis, Chorus, Aida, Radames, Amneris, Messenger
10 'As victor then return!' 3:15
11 'The sacred names of a father and lover' 0:49
12 'Hear me, ye gods, pity my cry!' 2:43
      Aida
     
      Scene 2
13 'Almighty, almighty Phtha' 3:10
      High Priestess, Ramfis, Priests, Priestesses
14 Sacred Dance of the Priestesses 2:00
15 'The gods have shown you favour' 1:18
      Ramfis, Priests
16 'Great Godhead we petition thee' 4:03
      Ramfis, Radames, Priests, Priestesses
     
      Act II
      Scene 1
17 'We hear the hymns and cheering' 2:54
      Slave-girls, Amneris
18 Dance of the Young Moorish Slaves 2:17
19 'No more now!' 0:48
      Amneris
20 'Now the battle is over your people suffer' 5:38
21 'Tremble! I know your secret . . .' 1:35
      Amneris, Aida
22 'But, look with pity on my distress . . .' 1:58
      Aida, Amneris
23 'Now go forward noble army' 1:24
      Chorus, Amneris, Aida
24 'Hear me, ye gods, pity my cry!' 1:23
      Aida
     
      Scene 2
25 'Glory to Isis, goddess fair' 3:26
      Populace, Priests
26 Trumpet Fanfare 1:45
27 Ballabile 1:55
28 'Glorious warrior Radames' 2:10
      Populace, Priests
29 'Valiant pride of your country' 2:19
      The Pharaoh, Radames
30 'Worship and glory to all the gods on high' 0:58
      Ramfis, Priests, Aida, Amneris, Amonasro, Pharaoh
31 'As you see, I am wearing the colours of my King' 4:52
      Amonasro, Aida, Slave-girls, Prisoners, Ramfis, Priests, Amneris, Populace, Radames
32 'O King, by holy Isis' 2:39
      Radames, Pharaoh, Amneris, Priests, Populace, Ramfis
33 'Glory to Isis, goddess fair' 3:05
      Pharaoh, Populace, Slave-girls, Prisoners, Ramfis, Priests, Aida, Radames, Amneris, Amonasro
      79:49
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act III
1 'Thou art to great Osiris' 2:01
      Chorus, High Priestess
2 'Come to the shrine of Isis' 2:00
      Ramfis, Amneris, Chorus
3 'Soon Radames will come!' 2:31
4 'Oh, skies of blue' 4:00
      Aida
5 'I come, full of concerm' 1:09
6 'Once again you will see our lofty forests' 3:42
      Amonasro, Aida
7 'No more my daughter' 0:34
      Amonasro, Aida
8 'Father . . . the Egyptians . . . have not . . . enslaved me . . .' 2:28
      Aida, Amonasro
9 'At last I see you, my sweet Aida . . .' 1:22
10 'Your people rise again, arming for battle . . .' 1:42
      Radames, Aida
11 'We'd leave this white oppressive heat' 3:49
      Aida, Radames
12 'Ah no! We'll leave here!' 2:37
      Radames, Aida, Amonasro
13 'You! Amonasro! You! The King?' 1:30
      Radames, Aida, Amonasro
14 'We're betrayed!' 1:00
      Amneris, Aida, Amonasro, Radames, Ramfis
     
      Act IV
      Scene 1
15 'My hated rival has escaped me' 3:01
      Amneris
16 'Soon all the priests will gather here' 2:18
      Amneris, Radames
17 'Ah! You must live' 2:49
18 'Who will save you, wretched madman' 1:46
      Amneris, Radames
19 'Alas! I feel I'm, dying . . .' 2:13
      Amneris, Ramfis, Priests
20 'Spirit of Isis' 1:53
      Ramfis, Priests, Amneris
21 'Radames! Radames! Radames!' 4:15
      Ramfis, Priests, Amneris
22 'Priests of Isis, the man you condemn' 2:33
      Amneris, Ramfis, Priests
     
      Scene 2
23 'The fatal cover's now in place' 2:26
      Radames, Aida
24 'My heart foretold this horrifying sentence' 3:01
      Aida, Radames
25 'Almighty Phtha' 5:12
      Priestesses, Priests, Aida, Radames, Chorus, Amneris
      61:57
 Peter Rose bass - The Pharaoh
 Rosalind Plowright mezzo-soprano - Amneris
 Jane Eaglen soprano - Aida
 Gregory Yurisich baritone - Amonasro
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Radames
 Alastair Miles bass - Ramfis
 Susan Gritton soprano - The High Priestess
 Alfred Boe tenor - A Messenger
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 David Parry
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      23rd April - 2nd March 2001
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Christopher Brooke assistant
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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