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CHAN 9971 - Menotti: The Saint of Bleecker Street
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CD available From: 11 March 2002

Opera - The Saint of Bleecker Street

     
 Gian Carlo Menotti (b. 1911)
     
The Saint of Bleecker Street 124:52
      Musical Drama in Three Acts (Five Scenes)
      Words and Music by Gian Carlo Menotti
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I
      Scene 1
      [Introduction] -
1 'Rosa Mystica' - 3:15
      Assunta, Chorus, A Young Man
2 'Well . . . I'm tired of waiting!' - 3:25
      Maria Corona, Assunta, Carmela, Chorus, A Young Woman
3 'The vision has begun' - 3:50
      Don Marco, Chorus
4 'Ah, sweet Jesus, spare me this agony' - 8:30
      Annina, Chorus
5 'Look! The stigmata' - 0:55
      Chorus
6 'Stop it!' - 4:44
      Michele, Carmela, Chorus, Don Marco
7 'Ah, poor Michele, it is not I your rival' - 2:49
      Don Marco
8 [Interlude] - 2:09
     
      Scene 2
9 'Canta ninna, canta nanna al mio bambino' - 2:35
      Assunta, Carmela, An Old Woman, Renata, Annina, Man's Voice, Woman's Voice, Concettina
10 'Annina, I've something to confess to you' - 5:45
      Carmela, Annina, Assunta
11 'Annina, Annina!' - 2:14
      Maria Corona, Assunta, Carmela, Annina, Son of Maria Corona
12 'Michele, Michele!' - 4:27
      Annina, Michele
13 'Sister, I shall hide you and take you away' - 1:49
      Michele, Annina
14 'Veglia su di noi, Santo del Sangue' 4:47
      Chorus, Annina, Michele
      51:20
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act II
      [Introduction] -
1 'Hai l'occhio nero, nero della quaglia' - 6:29
      One Tenor, Chorus, One Baritone, Michele, Annina, Carmela, Salvatore, A Guest
2 'Where is Michele?' - 4:02
      Desideria, Bartender, Michele
3 'Eh gią giovinotti voglion stare attorno a te' - 3:13
      Chorus, Desideria, Michele
4 'Ah, Michele, don't you know that love can turn to hate' - 3:01
      Desideria
5 'You will regret it' - 1:46
      Michele, Don Marco, Chorus, Annina, Salvatore
6 'I know that you all hate me' - 3:27
      Michele
7 'You are wrong, Michele' - 1:33
      Don Marco, Annina, Michele
8 'Yes, Michele, go home, go, go . . .' 6:29
      Desideria, Michele, Annina, Chorus
     
      Act III
      Scene 1
      [Introduction] -
9 'Stop worrying, Annina' - 4:54
      Maria Corona, Annina
10 'There she is' - 5:18
      Don Marco, Maria Corona, Annina, Michele
11 'Weeping, these, for him, are days of weeping' - 5:20
      Maria Corona, Annina, Michele
12 [Interlude] - 4:33
     
      Scene 2
13 'Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi' - 4:24
      Assunta, Chorus, Annina, Carmela
14 'Annina, Annina, prepare yourself for a great joy' - 1:44
      Don Marco, Annina, Carmela
15 'Oh, my Love, at last the hour has come' - 3:43
      Annina, Carmela
16 'Maria, Salvatore!' - 1:48
      Assunta, Maria Corona, Salvatore, Don Marco, One Tenor, One Bass, Carmela
17 'Gloria tibi Domine in saeculum et in saeculum saeculi' - 6:31
      Chorus, Don Marco, Annina
18 'Annina, Annina!' 5:08
      Michele, Salvatore, Don Marco, Maria Corona, Carmela, Assunta, Chorus
      73:32
     
 Julia Melinek soprano - Annina
 Timothy Richards tenor - Michele
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Desideria
 John Marcus Bindel bass-baritone - Don Marco
 Sandra Zeltzer soprano - Carmela
 Amelia Farrugia soprano - Maria Corona
 Yvonne Howard mezzo-soprano - Assunta
 Vitali Rozynko baritone - Salvatore
 Spoleto Festival Choir
 Spoleto Festival Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy
      7, 10 & 14 July 2001
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Aidan Oliver (Assistant)
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Christopher Brooke (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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