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CHAN 10347 - Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges
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CD available From: 14 November 2005

The Love for Three Oranges

     
 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
     
      premiere recording in English
The Love for Three Oranges 99:26
      An opera in four acts and a prologue. Libretto by the composer, for Vsevolod Meyerhold's adaptation of L'amore delle tre melarance by Carlo Gozzi
      English version by Tom Stoppard
      A production by Opera Australia recorded live at the Sydney Opera House in February 2005
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Prologue
1 'What we want is genuine tragedy!' 3:57
      Tragedians
     
      Act I 22:44
      Scene 2
2 'Oh, poor boy! Tell me the worst. What are his chances?' 3:53
      King
3 'Don't worry. . . don't worry. . .' 3:29
      Pantaloon
4 'Leandro, please lay on a sort of royal variety show.' 1:21
      King
     
      Scene 2
5 'It's Chelio!' 3:44
      Eccentrics
6 'The best-laid plans of mice and men can meet frustration.' 5:17
      Leandro
7 'Who's that?' 4:57
      Leandro
     
      Act II 22:53
      Scene 1
8 'Howzat?!' 3:59
      Truffaldino
9 'Here they come. . . ain't it grand? It's beginning, so hurry, hurry!' 2:55
      Truffaldino
     
      Scene 2
10 'For your delight, I present first, this!' 1:58
      Truffaldino
11 'Who are you? What do you want here?' 3:04
      Leandro
12 'Who is this woman?' 5:11
      Truffaldino
13 'I want an apple, or a banana. . . perhaps a cherry. . .' 5:43
      Prince
      49:34
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act III 38:56
      Scene 1
1 'Farfarello! Farfarello!' 4:56
      Chelio
2 'Wind has died. We must be in Orange country' 4:04
      Prince
     
      Scene 2
3 'We're here.' 1:55
      Prince
4 'Fee-fi-fo-fum! I heard a noise. Where's my ladle?' 5:52
      Cook
     
      Scene 3
5 'We've lost our following wind, no wonder that we're getting nowhere!' 3:48
      Prince
6 'Where did the girl come from?' 5:15
      Truffaldino 5:15
7 'We're alone, at last, my marmalade, my dessert, my true love' 8:06
      Prince
8 'Smeraldina. . . with a needle! Fata Morgana! Hey, look out behind you!' 4:57
      Eccentrics
     
      Act IV 10:56
      Scene 1
9 'Ah! I'll get you for this, I'll get you for this, see if I don't. . .!' 3:17
      Chelio
     
      Scene 2
10 'Are you ready?' 1:31
      Leandro
11 'Would you be Ninetta?' 3:19
      Eccentrics
12 'Arrest them!' 2:47
      Truffaldino, Pantaloon and Master of Ceremonies
      49:52
     
 Bruce Martin bass - The King of Clubs
 John Mac Master tenor - The Prince
 Deborah Humble contralto - Clarissa
 Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone - Leandro
 William Ferguson tenor - Truffaldino
 Warwick Fyfe baritone - Pantaloon
 Jud Arthur bass - Chelio
 Elizabeth Whitehouse soprano - Fata Morgana
 Wendy Dawn Thompson contralto - Linetta
 Sally-Anne Russell mezzo-soprano - Nicoleta
 Ali McGregor soprano - NInetta
 Arend Baumann bass - The Cook
 Richard Alexander bass - Farfarello
 Catherine Carby mezzo-soprano - Smeraldina
 Graeme Macfarlane tenor - Master of Ceremonies
 Tim Dufore bass - Herald
      Eccentrics, Tragedians, Comics, Lyrics, Empty Heads, Doctors, Little Devils, Courtiers, Monsters, Drunkards, Guards, Servants and Soldiers
 Opera Australia Chorus
 Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Sydney Opera House
      February 2005
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Allan Maclean
 Tony David Cray (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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