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CHAN 3023 - Verdi: La Traviata
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Opera - La Traviata

 Giuseppe Verdi
La traviata 118:32
      The Fallen Woman
      Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Alexandre Dumas's La dame aux camélias
      English translation by Edmund Tracey
1 Prelude 4:03
      Act I
2 'What a time to arrive at a party!' 4:53
      Chorus, Violetta, Flora, Marquis, Gaston, Alfredo, Baron
3 'Be happy, be happy and raise your glass with me' 3:02
      Alfredo, Chorus, Violetta
4 'What's that?' 2:18
5 'I saw a vision ethereal' 3:10
      Alfredo, Violetta
6 'Ha, ha! What are you doing?' 1:19
      Gaston, Violetta, Alfredo
7 'We present ourselves before you' 1:43
8 'I wonder! I wonder!' 1:05
9 'Is he the one I dream about?' 2:48
10 'It can't be! It can't be!' 0:57
11 'Give me freedom to be happy' 3:30
      Violeta, Alfredo
      Act II
      Scene 1
12 'I'm never happy if she is not beside me' 1:53
13 'My life was too impetuous' 2:02
14 'Annina, where have you been?' 0:45
      Alfredo, Annina
15 'I hate myself! I'm so ashamed!' 1:38
16 'Alfredo?' 'He has just set out for Paris' 3:46
      Violetta, Annina, Joseph, Germont
17 'I have a daughter sent from Heav'n' 1:42
      Germont, Violetta
18 'Do you realise I adore him' 2:15
19 'A day will come when making love . . .' 2:52
20 'Ah! Comfort your daughter so pure and lovely' 4:23
21 'Then command me!' 1:20
22 'I'll die! But you must promise me . . .' 3:43
23 'God give me strength to bear it!' 1:46
      Violetta, Annina
24 'What's that?' 'Nothing' 2:17
      Alfredo, Violetta
25 'Ah, she is mine forever' 2:18
      Alfredo, Joseph, A Passer-by, Germont
26 'In Provence, your native land' 4:03
27 'Won't you answer your father, Alfredo?' 0:47
      Germont, Alfredo
28 'No, no, I cannot preach at you' 1:54
      Scene 2
1 'The surprise is a band of dancing gipsies' 1:04
      Flora, Marquis, Doctor, Chorus
2 'We're gipsy fortune tellers' 2:51
      Gipsies, Flora, Marquis, Chorus
3 'We are heroes, in Spain they adore us' 2:40
      Gaston, Matadors, Chorus
4 'Alfredo! You!' 4:08
      Chorus, Alfredo, Flora, Violetta, Baron, Gaston, Servant
5 'I have asked him here to meet me' 2:29
      Violetta, Alfredo, Chorus
6 'All that she had she spent on me' 1:31
      Alfredo, Chorus
7 'Disgraceful conduct! How I despise you!' 1:49
      Germont, Alfredo, Baron, Chorus
8 'Alfredo, Alfredo, you hate and scorn me' 4:10
      Violetta, Alfredo, Germont, Baron, Chorus
      Act III
9 Prelude 3:41
10 'Annina?' 'Did you call me?' 5:04
      Violetta, Annina, Doctor
11 'You have kept your promise . . .' 1:50
12 'Forever I must leave thee . . .' 2:53
13 'Hail to the carnival's four-footed master!' 0:51
      Chorus of Revellers
14 'Dear Madam -' 1:45
      Annina, Violetta, Alfredo
15 'Come, bid farewell to Paris forever' 4:12
      Alfredo, Violetta
16 'Ah, no more, Alfredo, let's go to church now' 1:21
17 'But if my loved one cannot revive me' 2:18
18 'Ah, Violetta!' 1:38
      Germont, Violetta, Alfredo
19 'Listen! I have a picture here' 0:51
20 'I see a pure and lovely girl' 3:06
      Violetta, Germont, Doctor, Annina, Alfredo
 Valerie Masterson soprano - Violetta Valéry
 John Brecknock tenor - Alfredo Germont
 Christian du Plessis baritone - Giorgio Germont
 Della Jones mezzo-soprano - Flora Bervoix
 John Gibbs baritone - Baron Douphol
 Roderick Earle bass - Doctor Grenvil
 Dennis Dowling baritone - Marquis d'Obigny
 Geoffrey Pogson tenor - Viscount Gaston de Letorières
 Shelagh Squires mezzo-soprano - Annina
 Edward Byles tenor - Joseph
 John Kitchiner baritone - A Passer-by
 English National Opera Chorus
 English National Opera Orchestra
 Sir Charles Mackerras
 Recorded in:
 Abbey Road Studios, London
      August, September and November 1980
 John Fraser
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Stuart Eltham
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 20 Bit / 44.1K

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