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Cat. No. CHSA 5032(2) Price: £23 No. of discs: 2
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CHSA 5032 - Barber: Vanessa
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CD available From: 11 October 2004

Opera

 Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
     
Vanessa 122:09
      An opera in three acts (1954-57, revised 1964). Text by Gian Carlo Menotti
     
      COMPACT DSIC ONE
      Act I
      Scene 1 26:31
1 Introduction 1:26
2 Erika: 'Potage crème aux perles' 1:26
3 Vanessa: 'No, I cannot understand why. . .' 5:46
4 Erika: 'Must the winter come so soon?' 2:33
5 Erika: 'Listen!. . . They are here' 1:40
6 Vanessa: 'Do not utter a word, Anatol' 4:56
7 Anatol: 'Yes, I believe I shall love you' 2:04
8 Erika: 'Who are you?' 5:59
     
      Scene 2 29:13
9 Baroness: 'And then?' 4:31
10 Vanessa: 'No, you are not as good a skater. . .' 3:13
11 Doctor: 'Under the willow tree. . .' 2:51
12 Vanessa: 'Erika, I am so happy' 4:01
13 Erika: 'Did you hear her?' 1:35
14 Anatol: 'Help, help! Save me from their talk' 2:54
15 Anatol: 'Outside this house the world has changed' 3:12
16 Vanessa: 'Hurry now!' 2:19
17 Chorus: 'In morning light let us rejoice' 4:37
      55:55
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act II 21:12
1 Major-domo: 'The Count and the Countess of d'Albanie' 3:17
2 Doctor: 'I should never have been a doctor' 3:35
3 Vanessa: 'Here you are!' 1:35
4 Anatol: 'At last I've found you' 1:38
5 Anatol: 'Love has a bitter core, Vanessa' 4:41
6 Doctor: 'Nothing to worry about' 6:26
     
      Act III
      Scene 1 18:48
7 Vanessa: 'Why did no-one warn me?' 5:05
8 Vanessa: 'Why must the greatest sorrow. . .' 2:26
9 Doctor: 'There, look!' 3:06
10 Anatol: 'On the path to the lake' 3:00
11 Vanessa: 'Anatol, tell me the truth!' 2:40
12 Erika: 'Grandmother!' 2:31
     
13 Intermezzo 4:39
     
      Scene 2 21:19
14 Anatol: 'By the time we arrive in Paris' 1:09
15 Doctor: 'For every love there is a last farewell' 2:23
16 Vanessa: 'And you, my friend' 2:50
17 Vanessa: 'Erika, before I leave, you must tell me' 4:22
18 Vanessa: 'To leave, to break, to find, to keep' 4:00
19 Erika: 'Goodbye, be happy, Aunt Vanessa' 2:57
20 Erika: 'No, I must never say that name again' 3:38
      66:14
 Christine Brewer soprano - Vanessa
 Susan Graham mezzo-soprano - Erika
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano - The Old Baroness
 William Burden tenor - Anatol
 Neal Davies bass - The Old Doctor
 Simon Birchall bass-baritone - Nicholas
 Stephen Charlesworth bass - Footman
      Servants, Guests, Peasants
 BBC Singers
 BBC Symphony Orchestra
 Leonard Slatkin
 Recorded in:
 Barbican Centre, London
      15 & 16 November 2003
 Producer(s)
 Ann McKay
 Ralph Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Philip Burwell
 Format: Super Audio CD
Originally recorded in: DSD

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