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CHAN 3081 - Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio
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CD available From: 20 May 2002

Opera - The Abduction from the Seraglio

     
 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      The Phoenix Opera production of
The Abduction from the Seraglio 133:84
      Comic opera in three acts
      Libretto by G. Stephanie from a play by C.F. Bretzner
      Texts of musical numbers translated by Joan Cross and Anne Wood
      English dialogue translated and adapted by Hugh Mills
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE 58:37
      Act I
      Scene 1
1 Overture 4:11
     
      No. 1: Aria
2 'Here surely I must find her' 2:39
3 'Constanza, my beloved' 0:13
      Belmonte
     
      No. 2: Aria and Duet
4 'You may think you've found a maiden' 2:34
      Osmin, Belmonte
5 'The devil take you and your song, sir' 4:18
      Belmonte, Osmin
6 'There - I got rid of him' 0:31
      Osmin, Pedrillo
     
      No. 3: Aria
7 'These young men who go a-spying' 5:06
      Osmin, Pedrillo
8 'Ouf! Thank God he's gone' 2:14
      Pedrillo, Belmonte
     
      No. 4: Aria
9 'Constanza! Constanza!' 0:33
10 'Oh what trembling, oh what passion' 4:26
      Belmonte
11 'They're coming, sir, they're coming' 0:19
      Pedrillo
     
      No. 5: Chorus
12 'Sing to the mighty Pasha Selim' 1:35
      Chorus
13 'Always so sad, my beloved' 0:50
      Pasha Selim, Constanza
     
      No. 6: Aria
14 'How I loved him, I was happy' 5:43
      Constanza
15 'Pasha Selim, I'll be your slave' 2:44
      Constanza, Selim, Pedrillo, Belmonte
     
      No. 7: Trio
16 'March, march, march, off you go' 2:18
      Osmin, Belmonte, Pedrillo
     
      Act II
17 'Tra-la-le-ra. Tra-la-le-ra' 0:42
      Osmin, Blonda
     
      No. 8: Aria
18 'With smiles and kind caresses' 3:51
      Blonda
19 'Gentleness! Kindness!' 1:09
      Osmin, Blonda
     
      No. 9: Duet
20 'I'm going, but mark what I say' 1:08
21 'O Englishmen you must be crazy' 1:17
      Osmin, Blonda
22 'Be off now!' 1:07
      Blonda, Osmin
23 'Ah, there's Constanza' 0:15
     
      No. 10: Recitative and Aria
24 'Oh what sorrow overwhelms my spirit' 2:12
25 'Endless grief tortures my spirit' 6:24
      Constanza
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO 74:47
1 'Señorita, try - try - not to lose hope' 0:58
      Blonda, Constanza, Pasha Selim
     
      No. 11: Aria
2 'Tortures unrelenting may for me be waiting' 8:56
      Constanza
3 'She shows no signs of weakening' 0:28
      Selim
4 'Blonda? Come here, quickly' 0:48
      Pedrillo, Blonda
     
      No. 12: Aria
5 'Oh, the happy, happy day' 2:50
      Blonda
6 'Any sign of Osmin?' 0:42
      Pedrillo, Blonda
     
      No. 13: Aria
7 'Now Pedrillo, now for battle!' 3:19
      Pedrillo
8 'What do you want?' 1:32
      Osmin, Pedrillo
     
      No. 14: Duet
9 'Here's to Bacchus, long live Bacchus' 2:01
      Pedrillo, Osmin
10 'What do you say, brother Osmin?' 1:16
      Pedrillo, Osmin, Belmonte
11 'Belmonte! Is it possible' 0:10
      Constanza, Belmonte
     
      No. 15: Aria
12 'When our hearts are overflowing' 4:53
      Belmonte
     
      No. 16: Quartet
13 'Ah, Belmonte, ah my dear one!' 2:54
      Constanza, Belmonte, Pedrillo, Blonda
14 'And yet within my heart' 2:00
      Belmonte, Constanza, Pedrillo, Blonda
15 'I will. Ah, blame me not . . .' 1:35
      Belmonte, Pedrillo, Constanza, Blonda
16 'If men mistrust our honour' 4:29
      Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo
     
      Act III
      No. 17: Aria
17 'Love, only love, can now direct me' 6:36
      Belmonte
18 'Ah, Pedrillo! Is everything well?' 0:32
      Belmonte, Pedrillo
     
      No. 18: Romance
19 'In Moorish lands a maiden fair' 3:01
      Pedrillo, Belmonte
20 'Look,she's opening the window' 1:33
      Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Osmin, Constanza
     
      No. 19: Aria
21 'My triumphant hour's approaching' 3:25
      Osmin
22 'What does all this mean?' 3:27
      Pasha Selim, Osmin, Constanza, Belmonte
     
      No. 20: Recitative and Duet
23 'What dreadful fate conspires against us' 2:42
24 'You must suffer for my rashness' 3:32
25 'Then my life I gladly offer' 3:02
      Belmonte, Constanza
26 'Guards! Bring in the two slaves!' 2:36
      Osmin, Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Pasha Selim, Constanza
     
      No. 21: Vaudeville and Chorus
27 'Your noble mercy passes measure' 2:47
      Belmonte, Constanza, Blonda, Pedrillo, Osmin
28 'The nobelman despises vengeance' 1:03
      Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo
29 'Pasha Selim, live for ever' 1:22
      Chorus
     
 David Kelsey speaking part - Pasha Selim
 Mattiwilda Dobbs soprano - Constanza
 Jenifer Eddy soprano - Blonda
 Nicolai Gedda tenor - Belmonte
 John Fryatt tenor - Pedrillo
 Noel Mangin bass - Osmin
 Ambrosian Singers
 The Bath Festival Orchestra
 Yehudi Menuhin
 Recorded in:
 Abbey Road Studios, London
      6-15 October & 22 December 1967
 Producer(s)
 Robert Kinloch Anderson
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Neville Boyling
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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