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CHAN 3042 - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
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CD available From: 12 March 2001

Opera - Eugene Onegin

 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
     
Eugene Onegin 142:20
      Opera in three acts
      Text by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky after Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin
      English translation by David Lloyd-Jones
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Act I
1 Introduction 2:39
     
      Scene 1
      No. 1 Duet and Quartet
2 'Oh, did you hear the lovesick shepherd boy' 5:08
      Tatyana, Olga, Madame Larina, Nurse
     
      No 2 Chorus and Dance of the Peasants
3 'My legs ache and can no longer run' 2:39
      Leader (John Hudson), Peasants, Madame Larina
4 'In a cottage by the water' 2:05
      Peasants
     
      No. 3 Scene and Aria
5 'Oh, how I love to hear the people singing' 0:58
      Tatyana, Olga
6 'I'm not the sort to sit in silence' 2:35
      Olga
     
      No. 4 Scene
7 'Come here, my darling Olga!' 3:10
      Madame Larina, Nurse, Tatyana, Peasants, Olga
     
      No. 5 Scene and Quartet
8 'Mesdames, I hope that you'll excuse me' 1:48
      Lensky, Onegin, Madame Larina
9 'Now tell me, which of them's Tatyana?' 1:42
      Onegin, Lensky, Tatyana, Olga
     
      No. 6 Scene and Arioso
10 'How perfect, how wonderful' 2:14
      Lensky, Olga, Onegin, Tatyana
11 'How I love you, I adore you, Olga' 3:16
      Lensky, Olga
     
      No. 7 Closing Scene
12 'Ah, here you are!' 2:40
      Madame Larina, Nurse, Lensky, Onegin
     
      Scene 2
      No. 8 Introduction and Scene
13 Introduction 1:38
14 'There! No more talk tonight' 1:19
15 'I can't sleep, Nanny' 0:49
16 'Well, let me think now' 4:55
      Nurse, Tatyana
     
      No. 9 Letter Scene
17 'To write is foolishness, I know it' 2:52
18 ' ''I had to write'' ' 3:03
19 'No, there could never be another' 1:52
20 'For you were always there beside me' 0:50
21 ' ''Are you an angel'' ' 2:20
22 ' ''No, come what may'' ' 2:14
      Tatyana
     
      No. 10 Scene and Duet
23 'Ah, night is over!' 2:30
24 'Oh, Nanny, may I ask a favour?' 0:25
25 'Then make your grandson go in secret' 3:08
      Tatyana, Nurse
     
      Scene 3
      No. 11 Chorus of Girls
26 'Dear companions, come this way' 3:07
      Girls
     
      No. 12 Scene and Aria
27 'Onegin! Here! To see me!' 2:23
28 'You wrote a letter' 1:47
      Tatyana, Onegin
29 'Were I the sort who had intended' 3:14
      Onegin
30 'But try to practise self-control' 1:02
      Onegin, Girls
      70:30
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act II
      Scene 1
      No. 13 Entr'acte, Waltz and Chorus
1 Entr'acte and Waltz 2:38
2 'This is superb!' 1:45
      Guests
3 'Certainly! But why aren't you dancing?' 1:03
      Captain, Guests
4 'So that's their verdict!' 2:19
      Onegin, Lensky, Guests
     
      No. 14 Scene and Triquet's Couplets
5 'How can I have deserved to be so taunted by you?' 2:22
      Lensky, Olga, Onegin
6 'By chance I 'ave with me a song' 0:44
7 ' ''A cette fête conviée'' ' 2:39
      Triquet, Guests
     
      No. 15 Mazurka and Scene
8 'Messieurs! Mesdames!' 1:13
      Captain
      Mazurka
9 'Why aren't you dancing, Lensky?' 3:14
      Onegin, Lensky, Guests, Madame Larina
     
      No. 16 Finale
10 'Here in your house!' 2:50
      Lensky, Onegin, Tatyana, Olga, Madame Larina, Guests
11 'Your challenge I accept' 1:52
      Onegin, Lensky, Guests, Olga
     
      Scene 2
      No. 17 Introduction, Scene and Aria
12 Introduction 1:59
13 'What's happened? Where can your opponent be?' 1:14
      Zaretsky, Lensky
14 'How far, how far away you seem now' 6:22
      Lensky
     
      No. 18 Duel Scene
15 'Ah, here they are!' 1:55
16 'We fight to satisfy our honour' 4:02
      Zaretsky, Onegin, Lensky
     
      Act III
      Scene One
17 No. 19 Polonaise 4:19
     
      No. 20 Scene and Aria
18 'Here, too, I'm bored!' 2:25
      Onegin
19 Ecossaise 1:50
20 'The Princess Gremina!' 2:15
      Guests, Onegin, Tatyana, Gremin
     
      No. 20a Aria
21 'The gift of love is rightly treasured' 5:41
      Gremin
     
      No. 21 Scene and Arioso
22 'And now, you must be introduced to her' 1:21
      Gremin, Tatyana, Onegin
23 'Is this the very same Tatyana' 2:22
      Onegin
     
      Scene 2
      No. 22 Final Scene
24 Introduction 1:39
25 'Why, why did he return and write this letter?' 2:15
      Tatyana, Onegin
26 'Onegin, I was then far younger' 2:15
      Tatyana
27 'Ah, Tatyana!' 3:15
28 'Onegin, as a man of honour' 2:07
29 'Onegin! Leave me, I entreat you' 1:40
      Onegin, Tatyana
      71:50
     
 Thomas Hampson baritone - Eugene Onegin
 Kiri Te Kanawa soprano - Tatyana
 Neil Rosenshein tenor - Lensky
 John Connell bass - Prince Gremin
 Richard van Allan bass - A Captain/Zaretsky
 Nicolai Gedda tenor - Monsieur Triquet
 Linda Finnie mezzo-soprano - Madame Larina
 Elizabeth Bainbridge mezzo-soprano - Filippyevna
 Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano - Olga
 Chorus of Welsh National Opera
 Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
 Sir Charles Mackerras
 Recorded in:
 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
      29 June-6 July 1992
 Producer(s)
 John Fraser
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Mark Vigars
 Mark Rogers (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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