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CHAN 3044 - Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 6 - John Tomlinson
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CD available From: 19 October 2000

Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 6 - John Tomlinson

 George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
1 Polyphemus' Recitative and Air from Acis and Galatea 4:43
      'I rage, I rage, I rage, I melt, I burn!' -
      'O ruddier than the cherry'
 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
2 Osmin's Song from The Abduction from the Seraglio, Act 1 2:57
      'When a maiden takes your fancy'
      (Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden)
3 Osmin and Blonde's Duet from The Abduction from the Seraglio, Act II 3:46
      'I am going, but take my advice'
      (Ich gehe, doch rate ich dir)
      with Helen Williams soprano
4 Pedrillo and Osmin's Duet from The Abduction from the Seraglio, Act II 2:20
      'Vivat Bacchus! Long live Bacchus!'
      (Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe!)
      with Barry Banks tenor
 George Frideric Handel
5 Harapha's Air from Samson, Act II 6:29
      'Honour and arms scorn such a foe'
 Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
6 Fiesco's Aria from Simon Boccanegra, Prologue 6:19
      'A last farewell I bid you'
      (A te l'estremo addio) -
      'My soul is torn with suffering'
      (Il lacerato spirito)
      with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
7 Mephistophele's Song of the Flea from Goethe's 'Faust' 3:37
      'There lived a king of old'
      (Zhil bil korol kogdato)
 Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (1833-1887)
8 Prince Igor's Aria from Prince Igor, Act II 8:00
      'No rest, no slumber'
      (Ni sna, ni otdikha)
9 Galitsky's Aria from Prince Igor, Act I 4:07
      'The Prince has drunk his fill?' -
      'The sober life'
      (Greshno tait)
      with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
10 Khan Konchak's Aria from Prince Igor, Act II 5:42
      'Igor, listen'
      (Zdorov, li Knaz?)
 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)
11 Miler's Song from Russalka, Act I 4:06
      'Like every maiden in the whole of Russia'
      (Okh, toto vse vi devky molodiye)
 Giuseppe Verdi
12 Silva's Scena and Cavatina from Ernani, Act I 7:09
      'Can I believe it?'
      (Che mai vegg'io!) -
      'Vain illusion! When I believed her'
      (Infelice! . . . e tu credevi)
      with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
13 Myself when young from In a Persian Garden 3:43
      'Myself when young did eagerly frequent'
 Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
14 The Mikado's Song from The Mikado, Act II 4:30
      'A more humane Mikado'
      with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
15 Gendarmes' Duet from Geneviève de Brabant 2:45
      'We're public guardians bold yet wary'
      with Andrew Shore baritone
 Arthur Sullivan
16 Policeman's Song from The Pirates of Penzance, Act II 2:37
      'When a felon's not engaged in his employment'
      with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
      Bonus track
 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
17 Boris's Prayer from Boris Godunov, Prologue, Scene 2 (The Coronation Scene) 3:59
      'My soul is sad'
      (Skorbit dusha!)
      Chorus of Opera North
      Choristers of Leeds Parish Church
      English Northern Philharmonia
      Paul Daniel
      (from CHAN 3007)
 John Tomlinson bass
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 David Parry
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      15-19 October 1999
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit / 48k

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