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CHAN 3128 - Smetana: The Bartered Bride
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CD available From: 10 October 2005
 Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
     
The Bartered Bride 142:30
      Comic opera in three acts
      Libretto by Karel Sabina, English version by Kit Hesketh-Harvey
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
1 Overture 6:28
     
      Act I
      Scene 1
2 'Time at last for celebration' 4:36
      Chorus
3 'Why do you look so downcast' 3:27
      Jeník, Marenka, Chorus
     
      Scene 2
4 'Jeník, what will happen if Mother's right?' 1:18
      Marenka, Jeník
5 Aria: 'Promise me that you would never' 3:34
      Marenka
6 'Is it so unfair to want to know' 0:53
      Marenka, Jeník
7 Duet: 'Such a mother is a blessing' 2:25
      Jeník, Marenka
8 'Faithful love I vow to you' 3:44
      Marenka, Jeník
     
      Scene 3
9 'Every detail has been sorted' 5:05
      Kecal, Krušina, Ludmila
10 'Hold it! Are we not forgetting' 0:59
      Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila
11 Trio: 'Well, as I told you, he's kind and he's gentle' 3:58
      Kecal, Ludmila, Krušina
     
      Scene 4
12 'Look! She's coming!' 4:52
      Kecal, Ludmila, Krušina, Marenka
13 'Fine then, say what you will' 1:54
      Marenka, Krušina, Ludmila, Kecal
     
      Scene 5 - Finale
14 Introduction: Polka - 4:33
      'Take your partners for the polka'
      Chorus
     
      Act II
      Scene 1
15 'So charge the glasses, lads' 5:05
      Chorus, Jeník, Kecal
16 Furiant 2:18
     
      Scene 2
17 'Ma. . . Ma. . . My mamma said' 2:19
      Vašek
     
      Scene 3
18 'Don't say you're the body' 1:29
      Marenka, Vašek
19 Duet: 'I know there's a girl for you' 6:02
      Marenka, Vašek
      65:11
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Scene 4
1 'I have plenty of others' 0:48
2 Duet: 'Just a word or two, my friend' 2:40
3 'Time and time again I encounter men' 3:33
4 'Think what it's worth, lad' 2:04
5 'You'll go home to Moravia?' 3:34
      Kecal, Jeník
     
      Scene 5
6 'Ah, my friend! Once you learn' 3:50
      Kecal
     
      Scene 6 - Finale
7 'Come now everyone, gather round' 4:16
      Kecal, Chorus, Jeník, Krušina
     
      Act III
      Scene 1
8 'I'm near now to despairing' 4:01
      Vašek
     
      Scene 2
9 'Roll up! Roll up ladies and gentlemen!' 2:45
      Ringmaster
10 Ballet 6:02
11 'Oh, it looks so lovely!' 4:53
      Vašek, Esmeralda, Indian, Ringmaster
12 Duettino: 'Mother doesn't matter, Mother wouldn't care!' 1:44
      Esmeralda, Ringmaster
     
      Scene 3
13 'Oh, I don't understand it!' 0:57
      Vašek, Hásek, Kecal, Mícha
14 Quartet: 'What? Dare he? Would he? You do what?' 2:44
      Háta, Mícha, Kecal, Vašek
     
      Scene 4
15 'No! I don't believe you!' 4:58
      Marenka, Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila, Háta, Mícha
     
      Scene 5
16 'Oh, Vašek! Don't run away!' 1:14
      Kecal, Vašek, Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Mícha
17 Sextet: 'Think it over, Marenka, think it through' 3:18
      Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Kecal, Mícha, Marenka
     
      Scene 6
18 'Oh, but the pain! The burning pain!' 1:49
19 'We dreamed upon a moonlit night' 4:33
      Marenka
     
      Scene 7
20 'Marenka mine, Marenka mine!' 4:31
      Jeník, Marenka
     
      Scene 8
21 'So then, young man' 1:19
      Kecal, Marenka, Jeník
22 Trio: 'Be calm, oh my love' 3:37
      Jeník, Marenka, Kecal
     
      Scene 9 - Finale
23 'Tell us, Marenka, it's all up to you' 1:11
      Chorus, Marenka, Jeník
24 'It's Jeník! What's he doing here?' 3:40
      Háta, Mícha, Jeník, Kecal, Marenka, Ludmila, Krušina
     
      Scene 10
25 'Everybody get out of the way!' 3:08
      Two boys, Vašek, Háta, Krušina, Ludmila, Mícha, Marenka, Jeník, Chorus
      77:19
 Neal Davies baritone - Krušina
 Yvonne Howard mezzo-soprano - Ludmila
 Susan Gritton soprano - Marenka
 Geoffrey Moses bass - Toby Mícha
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Háta
 Timothy Robinson tenor - Vašek
 Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Jeník
 Peter Rose bass - Kecal
 Robin Leggate tenor - Ringmaster
 Yvette Bonner soprano - Esmeralda
 Kit Hesketh-Harvey Indian
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 Royal Opera Chorus
 Sir Charles Mackerras
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      15-21 & 23 December 2004
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Michael Common (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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