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CHAN 3025 - Rossini: The Barber Of Seville
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Opera - The Barber of Seville

 Gioachino Rossini
     
The Barber of Seville 149:00
      An opera in two acts
      Critical edition by Alberto Zedda
      Libretto by Cesare Sterbini after the play Le Barbier de Séville by Beaumarchais
      English translation by Amanda and Anthony Holden
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
1 Overture 7:04
      Act I (Beginning)
     
2 'Piano, pianissimo' 3:22
      Fiorello, Chorus, the Count
3 'See how the smile of heaven' 4:18
      The Count
4 'Hey, Fiorello!' 1:16
      The Count, Fiorello, Chorus
5 'Thank you, thank you' 1:47
      Chorus, Fiorello, the Count
6 'What common people!' 0:28
      The Count, Fiorello
7 'La la la lera' 4:39
      Figaro
8 'Ah ha! What could be better?' 2:05
      Figaro, the Count
9 'I cannot see him anywhere' 1:37
      Rosina, the Count, Bartolo, Figaro
10 'Poor little innocent creature!' 2:40
      The Count, Figaro, Bartolo
11 'My poor heart is so full of emotion' 3:09
      The Count, Rosina, Figaro
12 'What's happened?' 1:05
      The Count, Figaro
13 'You need only mention money' 7:59
      Figaro, the Count
14 'In my heart a gentle voice' 2:37
      Rosina
15 'I can be so demure' 3:57
      Rosina
16 'Oh yes, I'll win the day' 0:39
      Rosina
17 'Good morning, Signorina' 0:45
      Figaro, Rosina
18 'Where would I be without him?' 1:07
      Rosina, Bartolo
19 'Who'd know?' 1:38
      Bartolo, Basilio
20 'Innuendo, the slightest whisper' 3:47
      Basilio
21 'Well, what d'you think?' 3:47
      Basilio, Bartolo
22 'So that's it!' 2:45
      Figaro, Rosina
23 'Then it's me . . .' 5:25
      Rosina, Figaro
24 'Now I feel so much better' 1:51
      Rosina, Bartolo
25 'Dare you offer such excuses' 6:44
      Bartolo
      73:12
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act I (Conclusion)
1 'Where's the master?' 3:09
      The Count, Bartolo
2 'Ah! How long 'til I behold her?' 6:07
      The Count, Bartolo, Rosina, Berta, Basilio
3 'Stop this noise!' 1:14
      Figaro, Bartolo, the Count, Rosina, Berta, Basilio
4 'Someone is at the door' 1:13
      Rosina, Berta, Figaro, the Count, Bartolo, Basilio, Chorus
5 'Pay attention! What's the trouble?' 1:24
      Chorus, Bartolo, Figaro, Basilio, Berta, the Count, Rosina, Officer
6 'Frozen and motionless' 3:26
      Rosina, the Count, Bartolo, Basilio, Figaro
7 'If I may . . .' 4:54
      Bartolo, Berta, Basilio, Chorus, Rosina, the Count, Figaro
     
      Act II
8 'I've got to find the answer!' 0:54
      Bartolo
9 'Peace and joy be yours for ever' 2:25
      The Count, Bartolo
10 'I don't think we have met, Sir' 2:50
      Bartolo, the Count
11 'Come along, my dear, and listen' 1:05
      Bartolo, Rosina, the Count
12 'When a heart for love is yearning' 7:26
      Rosina, the Count
13 'What a talent, Bravissima!' 0:40
      The Count, Rosina, Bartolo
14 'Sweet little seventeena' 0:59
      Bartolo
15 'Bravo, Signor Figaro' 3:07
      Bartolo, Figaro, Rosina, the Count
16 'Don Basilio . . .' 6:38
      Rosina, the Count, Figaro, Bartolo, Basilio
17 'Now then, Signor Don Bartolo' 3:58
      Figaro, Bartolo, the Count, Rosina
18 'Things can't get much worse' 0:41
      Bartolo
19 'He wouldn't trust his mother!' 0:29
20 'First the Docctor wants to marry' 3:23
      Berta
21 'So this is pupil Alonso' 1:05
      Bartolo, Basilio
22 'By force or persuasion' 2:52
      Bartolo, Rosina
23 Thunderstorm 3:09
24 'We've made it' 1:13
      Figaro, the Count, Rosina
25 'Almaviva, not Lindoro!' 7:08
      Rosina, Figaro, the Count
26 'Ah! That's all we needed!' 0:25
      Figaro, the Count, Rosina
27 'Don Bartolo' 1:00
      Basilio, Figaro, the Count, Rosina
28 'Don't move a muscle!' 0:19
      Bartolo, Figaro, Officer, the Count
29 'I love a happy ending' 2:27
      Figaro, Berta, Bartolo, Basilio, Chorus, Rosina, the Count
      75:48
 Bruce Ford tenor - Count Almaviva
 Andrew Shore baritone - Bartolo
 Della Jones mezzo-soprano - Rosina
 Alan Opie baritone - Figaro
 Peter Rose bass - Don Basilio
 Peter Snipp baritone - Fiorello
 Jennifer Rhys-Davies soprano - Berta
 Christopher Ross bass - An Officer
 English National Opera Chorus
 English National Opera Orchestra
 Gabriele Bellini
 Recorded in:
 Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London
      9-14 August 1994
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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