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CHAN 3027 - Donizetti: The Elixir Of Love
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CD available From: 19 August 1999

Opera - The Elixir of Love

 Gaetano Donizetti
The Elixir of Love 132:35
      Opera in two acts
      Libretto by Felice Romani after Eugène Scribe's Le Philtre
      English version by Arthur Jacobs
      Act I
      No. 1: Prelude and Introduction
1 Prelude 2:39
2 'After long and heavy labour' 2:09
      Giannetta, Harvesters
3 'How delightful, how enchanting!' 3:37
      Nemorino, Giannetta, Harvesters
4 'That's a really happy ending' 0:31
      Adina, Giannetta, Harvesters, Nemorino
5 '''Lovely was Queen Isolda''' 3:53
      Adina, Nemorino, Giannetta, Harvesters
6 Marziale 1:24
7 'To the one who shines in beauty' 3:38
      Belcore, Adina, Giannetta, Harvesters, Nemorino
8 'If you love me as I love you' 4:30
      Belcore, Adina, Nemorino, Giannetta, Harvesters
9 'Too soon, my lovely creature' 0:44
      Belcore, Adina
      No. 2: Scene and Duet
10 'The same old tedious passion!' 1:29
      Adina, Nemorino
11 'For example, ask the breezes' 3:33
      Adina, Nemorino
12 'Such affection is but folly' 3:25
      Adina, Nemorino
      No. 3: Chorus and Cavatina
13 'What's the meaning of that kind of fanfare?' 1:46
14 'Attention! Attention!' 7:53
      Dulcamara, Villagers
15 'Have courage!' 0:44
      Nemorino, Dulcamara
      No. 4: Duet
16 'It was Tristan who employed it' 7:37
      Nemorino, Dulcamara
      No. 5: Finale I
17 'Magical potion! I have you!' 1:36
18 'Who is that madman?' 0:59
      Adina, Nemorino
19 'Trallarallara' 1:04
      Nemorino, Adina
20 'Oh, let her laugh and mock at me' 5:34
      Nemorino, Adina
21 'Tran, tran, tran, tran' 2:00
      Belcore, Adina, Nemorino
22 'Ha, ha! Of course, that's quite all right' 1:24
      Nemorino, Belcore, Adina
23 'One moment, sergeant!' 3:04
      Giannetta, Belcore, Soldiers, Villagers, Nemorino, Adina
24 'Adina, think again' 4:52
      Nemorino, Belcore, Adina, Giannetta, Villagers, Soldiers
25 'Today's our wedding' 3:11
      Adina, Nemorino, Giannetta, Belcore, Villagers, Soldiers
      Act II
      No. 6: Introductory Chorus
1 'Sing up, then.' 2:27
      Belcore, Dulcamara, Giannetta, Villagers, Adina
2 'Since singing is your pleasure' 1:10
      Dulcamara, Belcore, Giannetta, Villagers
3 'I am rich and you are pretty' 2:27
      Dulcamara, Adina, Villagers
4 'Pray silence!' 1:57
      Belcore, Villagers, Dulcamara, Adina, Giannetta
5 'I always like a wedding' 1:52
      Dulcamara, Nemorino
      No. 7: Scene and Duet
6 'Is that not like a woman' 1:13
      Belcore, Nemorino
7 'Twenty florins!' 4:42
      Nemorino, Belcore
8 'Shake my hand, then, my young shaver' 3:29
      Belcore, Nemorino
      No. 8: Chorus
9 'Can it be possible?' 4:20
      Village Women, Giannetta
      No. 9: Quartet
10 'I've polished off two bottles now' 1:39
      Nemorino, Village Women, Giannetta, Adina, Dulcamara
11 'It's magnificent!' 2:27
      Nemorino, Adina, Dulcamara, Giannetta, Villagers
12 'I see it perfectly' 3:11
      Nemorino, Adina, Dulcamara, Giannetta, Villagers
13 'Why should he seem so happy?' 1:31
      Adina, Dulcamara
      No. 10: Duet
14 'How he loved me!' 4:20
      Adina, Dulcamara
15 'With a look of love and laughter' 2:49
      Adina, Dulcamara
      No. 11: Romance
16 'Only one teardrop glistened there' 5:13
      No. 12: Recitative
17 'Here she is.' 1:36
      Nemorino, Adina
18 'Take it!' 3:46
      Adina, Nemorino
19 'All right. Take this, then!' 4:20
      Nemorino, Adina
      No. 13: Finale II
20 'Halt! Right turn!' 1:58
      Belcore, Adina, Dulcamara, Nemorino, Villagers, Giannetta
21 'It will give you cheeks like peaches' 2:38
      Dulcamara, Villagers, Adina, Nemorino, Belcore
 Barry Banks tenor - Nemorino
 Mary Plazas soprano - Adina
 Ashley Holland baritone - Belcore
 Andrew Shore baritone - Dr Dulcamara
 Helen Williams soprano - Giannetta
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 David Parry
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      7-11 February 1999
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 20 Bit / 44.1K

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