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CHAN 10472 - Dove: Siren Song
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CD available From: 01 May 2008
     
 Jonathan Dove (b. 1958)
     
      premiere recording
Siren Song 77:37
      An Opera in One Act
      Libretto by Nick Dear
      Based on the book by Gordon Honeycombe
      Commissioned by Almeida Opera with assistance from the London Arts Board
      First performed on 14 July 1994 at the Almeida Theatre
     
      Recorded live at the Grachtenfestival on 14 and 15 August 2007
     
      Scene 1
1 Davey: 'Dear Diana, dear Diana, my name is Davey Palmer' - 4:32
      Davey
2 Diana: 'Davey… Davey…' - 2:31
      Diana, Davey
3 Diana: 'You mention you're a sailor' - 1:51
      Diana, Davey
     
      Scene 2
4 Diana: 'I like chocolate, I like shopping' - 6:52
      Diana, Davey
     
      Scene 3
5 Jonathan: 'Dave Palmer? Jonathan Reed, Diana's brother' - 2:41
      Jonathan, Davey
     
      Scene 4
6 Davey: 'Dear Diana, Dear Diana' - 2:50
      Davey, Diana
7 Davey: 'I dream of a house and a garden' - 3:12
      Davey, Diana
     
      Scene 5
8 Diana: 'Davey, Davey, when I'm your wife…' - 2:25
      Diana
9 Davey: 'Oh! Oh!' - 1:30
      Davey, Diana
     
      Scene 6
10 Davey: 'Hello? Hello? This is Davey' - 1:46
      Davey, Jonathan, Wireless Operator
     
      Scene 7
11 Davey: 'Is she still in hospital?' - 3:33
      Davey, Jonathan
12 Jonathan: 'Sure, I'll give you an education' - 2:53
      Jonathan, Davey
     
      Scene 8
13 Regulator: 'Palmer, it's your ship-to-shore' - 6:27
      Regulator, Davey, Jonathan
     
      Scene 9
14 Davey: 'A dream house, Diana!' - 3:11
      Davey, Jonathan
15 Jonathan: 'I'm hungry, my feet hurt' - 1:28
      Jonathan, Davey
     
      Scene 10
16 Regulator: 'Is she there?' - 2:40
      Regulator, Davey
     
      Scene 11
17 Jonathan: 'Did you see the flamingos?' - 5:43
      Jonathan, Davey
18 Jonathan: 'Very soon she'll be with you' - 2:18
      Jonathan, Davey
     
      Scene 12
19 Regulator: 'Captain, there's something funny' - 3:24
      Regulator, Captain, Jonathan
20 Captain: '''I love you, Jonathan''?' - 2:57
      Captain, Regulator, Davey, Jonathan, Diana
     
      Scene 13
21 Davey: 'Say it again' - 1:39
      Davey, Jonathan
     
      Scene 14
22 Regulator: 'Off cap!' - 2:03
      Regulator, Davey, Captain
     
      Scene 15
23 Regulator: 'This is Stone' - 1:40
      Regulator, Jonathan
     
      Scene 16
24 Davey: 'I don't believe you' - 3:53
      Davey, Captain, Regulator, Jonathan
     
      Scene 17
25 Davey: 'On the ocean keep a look-out' 3:23
      Davey, Diana
     
 Brad Cooper tenor - Davey Palmer
 Mattijs van de Woerd baritone - Jonathan Reed
 Amaryllis Dieltiens soprano - Diana Reed
 Mark Omvlee tenor - The Regulator
 Marijn Zwitserlood bass - Captain
 John Edward Serrano actor - Wireless Operator
 Siren Ensemble
 Henk Guittart
 Recorded in:
 Muziekgebouw aan t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      14 and 15 August 2007 (live recording)
 Producer(s)
 Myrthe van Dijk
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Taco van der Werf
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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