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CHAN 9706 - Menotti: The Consul
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Opera - The Consul

     
 Gian Carlo Menotti
     
The Consul 131:00
      Opera in three acts
      Libretto by the composer
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I 44:43
      Scene 1 23;30
1 'Tu reviendras et voudras m'enfermer dans tes bras' 5:28
      Voice on record, John, Magda, Mother
2 'Quick, John! The Police!' 7:19
      Mother, Magda, Police Agent
3 'Don't move yet' 5:01
      Magda, Mother, John
4 'Now, O lips, say goodbye' 5:41
      Magda, Mother, John
5 Interlude 2:36
     
      Scene 2 18:37
6 'Next. Yes . . . What can I do for you?' 3:22
      Secretary, Mr Kofner
7 'Next. Next!' 4:37
      Secretary, Magda, Foreign Woman, Mr Kofner
8 'Next. Hello. Oh! It's you!' 5:58
      Secretary, Magda
9 'I beg your pardon, Madam' 4:40
      Magician, Vera Boronel, Magda, Foreign Woman, Mr Kofner
     
      Act II 54:17
      Scene 1 22:45
10 'Tu reviendras et voudras m'enfermer dans tes bras' 3:46
      Voice on record, Mother, Magda
11 'I shall find for you shells and stars' 2:49
      Mother
12 'John, John, why did you bring me . . .' 5:07
      Magda, John, Mother
13 'It is the signal!' 6:16
      Magda, Mother, Police Agent, Assan
14 'Mother, why are you so still, Mother!' 4:48
      Magda, Mother
15 Interlude 2:21
      69:55
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Scene 2 29:11
1 'What did you say your name was?' 3:21
      Secretary, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Mr Kofner, Magda, Magician
2 'My charming Ma'moiselle' 10:52
      Magician, Secretary, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Mr Kofner, Magda, Foreign Woman
3 'Any news for me?' 2:47
      Magda, Secretary
4 'To this we've come' 8:44
      Magda, Vera Boronel, Mr Kofner, Secretary
5 'You're being very unreasonable, Mrs Sorel!' 3:28
      Secretary, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Mr Kofner
     
      Act III 31:50
      Scene 1 17:09
6 'How often must I tell you, Mrs Sorel' 5:43
      Secretary, Vera Boronel, Assan, Magda
7 'Don't forget to sign' 2:51
      Secretary, Vera Boronel, Magda, Assan
8 'Oh, those faces! All those faces!' 2:22
      Secretary
9 'Who are you? How did you get in?' 1:59
      Secretary, John
10 'You cannot arrest him here' 0:53
      Secretary, Police Agent, John
11 'Don't be afraid, Mr Sorel!' 3:21
      Secretary
      Interlude
     
      Scene 2 14:41
12 'I never meant to do this' 2:58
      Magda
13 'Lo, Death's frontiers are open' 7:07
      Foreign Woman, Anna Gomez, Secretary, Vera Boronel, Mother, John, Mr Kofner, Magda, Voice, Magician
14 'No! Wait! Wait! . . . I'm coming with you' 4:36
      Magda, Mother, John, Magician, others
      61:05
     
 Susan Bullock soprano - Magda Sorel
 Louis Otey baritone - John Sorel
 Jacalyn Kreitzer contralto - Mother
 Charles Austin bass - Secret Agent
 Victoria Livengood mezzo-soprano - Secretary
 Herbert Eckhoff baritone - Mr Kofner
 Giovanna Manci soprano - Foreign Woman
 Robin Blitch Wiper soprano - Anna Gomez
 Malin Fritz contralto - Vera Boronel
 John Horton Murray tenor - Magician
 Graeme Broadbent baritone - Assan
     
 Spoleto Festival Choir
 Spoleto Festival Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy
      4, 7, 9 & 10 July 1998
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
 Michael Collins (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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