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Cat. No. CHAN 9659(2) Price: £24 No. of discs: 2
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CHAN 9659 - Picker: Thérèse Raquin
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CD available From: 20 May 2002
     
 Tobias Picker (b. 1954)
     
      world premiere performance
     
Thérèse Raquin 109:18
      An opera in two acts
      Libretto by Gene Scheer, after the novel by Émile Zola
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE 51:49
     
      Act I
      Scene 1 21:13
1 [Introduction] 1:17
2 Madame: 'Thérèse. Thérèse. Thérèse' 2:30
3 Camille: 'Thérèse needs a change of scenery' 3:54
4 Laurent: 'Like a ghost he stood before us' 0:59
5 Laurent: 'She watched me painting along the Seine' 5:47
6 Laurent: 'Be careful! Madame Raquin will hear us' 2:22
7 Thérèse: 'When we were little children' 4:23
     
      Scene 2 17:50
8 Madame: 'Thank-you, thank-you, Suzanne' 3:00
9 Suzanne and Madame: 'I remember' 2:33
10 Olivier: 'Good evening, Madame Raquin' 0:50
11 Grivet: 'Good evening. Good evening' 1:15
12 Grivet: 'At half past five' 1:32
13 Olivier: 'Once there was a servant girl' 3:16
14 Madame: 'We'll recall when years have passed' 4:05
15 All: 'Let the game begin' [Interlude] 1:19
     
      Scene 3 12:41
16 Camille: 'We must have walked three hours or more' 2:59
17 Thérèse: 'You were with me' 6:37
18 Camille: 'Come on, wake up' 3:05
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO 57:29
     
      Act II
      Scene 1 7:31
1 Eleven months later. [Introduction] 0:54
2 Laurent: 'Olivier! Monsieur Grivet!' 1:32
3 Laurent: Poor Thérèse' 3:46
4 Lights fade. [Interlude] 1:19
     
      Scene 2
5 Thérèse: 'No! No! Drowning . . .' 1:00
6 Thérèse: 'Am I dreaming?' 3:58
7 [Interlude] 1:18
     
      Scene 3 3:41
8 Suzanne: 'My dear! Monsieur Grivet!' 2:10
9 Olivier and Grivet: 'Good night' 1:31
     
      Scene 4 6:28
10 Thérèse: 'You should not have bought so many flowers' 1:39
11 Thérèse: 'The white dove sat in the corner of the ark' 4:48
     
      Scene 5 9:31
12 The bedrom. [Introduction] 0:40
13 Laurent: 'Roses remind me of Vernon' 1:00
14 Laurent: 'My poor angel' 2:24
15 Laurent: 'You shall drive me mad!' 3:13
16 Thérèse: 'You saw him at the morgue' 2:14
     
      Scene 6 9:09
17 Camile's ghost: 'Betrayed. Betrayed by those we loved' 5:02
18 Madame: 'Camille! Camille!' 2:22
19 Laurent: 'She'll never make it through the night!' [Interlude] 1:45
     
      Scene 7 6:08
20 Laurent: 'Five months. . . five months. . .' 2:39
21 Olivier: 'What is she doing?' 3:29
     
      Scene 8 8:42
22 Thérèse: 'You can never forgive me' 1:37
23 Laurent: 'Get off your knees' 2:03
24 Thérèse: 'Never forgive me' 3:34
25 Thérèse: 'It is too much not to be punished' 1:28
     
 Diana Soviero soprano - Madame Lisette Raquin
 Sara Fulgoni mezzo-soprano - Thérèse Raquin
 Gordon Gietz tenor - Camille Raquin
 Richard Bernstein bass-baritone - Laurent
 Sheryl Woods soprano - Suzanne Michaud
 Gabor Andrasy bass - Olivier Michaud
 Peter Kazaras tenor - Monsieur Grivet
 The Dallas Opera Orchestra
 Graeme Jenkins
 Recorded in:
 The Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
      30 November and 2, 6 & 8 December 2001
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 John Newton
 Blanton Alspaugh
         
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 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit / 44.1K

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