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Cat. No. CHAN 10449(3) Price: £21 No. of discs: 3
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CHAN 10449 - Dvorak: Rusalka
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CD available From: 01 January 2008
     
 Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
     
Rusalka 152:37
      An opera in three acts
      Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil, after Undine
      by Friedrich Heinrich de la Motte Fouqué
     
      A production by Opera Australia recorded live at the Sydney Opera House in March 2007
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I
      A forest glade at the edge of a lake. A moonlit night.
1 Prelude 4:24
2 Allegro molto. 'Ho, ho, ho' 4:28
      Wood Nymph
3 'You are most welcome here in the lake' 3:24
      Water Sprite
4 'Father Water Sprite!' 4:17
      Rusalka
5 'He often comes here' 4:31
      Rusalka
6 'O moon in the velvet heavens' 4:50
      Rusalka
7 'The water feels cold!' 3:19
      Rusalka
8 'With your ancient wisdom, you know everything' 3:02
      Rusalka
9 'I know that, I know that' 6:24
      Jezibaba
10 'Abracadabra' 3:50
      Jezibaba
11 'A young Huntsman was once out riding' 4:53
      Huntsman
12 'Divine vision, sweetest being' 4:31
      Prince
13 'I know you're nothing but magic' 2:06
      Prince
      54:04
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act II
      A park surrounding the Prince's palace.
1 'Tell me all, dear boy' 4:07
      Gamekeeper
2 'Our forest is haunted' 3:48
      Gamekeeper
3 'You have now been with me for a week' 5:07
      Prince
4 'Ah, this reproach comes not before time' 3:46
      Prince
5 Ballet. Andante - Moderato maestoso 6:51
6 'No-one in the world can give you…' 4:09
      Water Sprite
7 'White blossoms along the road' 5:58
      Wedding Guests
8 'Oh, it's all in vain!' 2:54
      Rusalka
9 'Do you see them?' 3:19
      Rusalka
10 'But when my fire has burnt you out' 3:36
      Foreign Princess
      43:40
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
     
      Act III
      The lakeside glade. Night is drawing on.
1 'Unfeeling water power' 4:00
      Rusalka
2 'Deprived of my youth' 4:18
      Rusalka
3 'Aha! Are you back already?' 3:06
      Jezibaba
4 'You must wash away Nature's curse' 5:08
      Jezibaba
5 'I am torn from life' 4:01
      Rusalka
6 'Are you afraid?' 3:55
      Gamekeeper
7 'Our prince has Fallen dangerously ill' 4:07
      Kitchen Boy
8 'I have golden tresses' 7:45
      First Wood Nymph
9 'My white doe!' 4:47
      Prince
10 'Beloved, do you recognise me?' 2:21
      Rusalka
11 'Why did you enfold me in your arms…?' 5:23
      Rusalka
12 'Kiss me, kiss me, give me peace' 5:57
      Prince
      54:53
     
 Sarah Crane soprano - Wood Nymph
 Taryn Fiebig soprano - Wood Nymph
 Dominica Matthews mezzo-soprano - Wood Nymph
 Bruce Martin bass - Water Sprite
 Cheryl Barker soprano - Rusalka
 Anne-Marie Owens mezzo-soprano - Jezibaba
 Rosario La Spina tenor - Prince
 Barry Ryan baritone - Gamekeeper/Huntsman
 Sian Pendry soprano - Kitchen Boy
 Elizabeth Whitehouse soprano - Foreign Princess
 Opera Australia Chorus
 Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Sydney Opera House
      21-29 March 2007
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Allan Maclean
 Tony David Cray (Assistant)
 Jason Blackwell (Assistant)
         
      Awards  
      Gramophone Editor's Choice>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit / 48k

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