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CHAN 3097 - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie
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CD available From: 16 June 2003

Opera - The Thieving Magpie

 Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
The Thieving Magpie 151:02
      Melodramma in two acts
      Libretto by Giovanni Gherardini after La Pie vouleuse, by J.M.T. Badouin and Louis-Charles Caigniez
      English translation by Jeremy Sams
      Overture (8:58)
1 Maestoso marziale - 2:23
2 Allegro 6:35
      Act I (70:56)
      Scene 1
3 'What a day of celebration' 2:39
      Servants, Pippo, Magpie
4 'Get moving - do something' 4:07
      Lucia, Pippo, Servants, Fabrizio, Magpie
5 'I can see my beloved Giannetto' 2:12
      Fabrizio, Lucia, Pippo, Servants
6 'Oh, my heart is full of joy!' 3:05
7 'Spring is returning' 3:15
8 'Dearest Ninetta, today's a special day!' 0:59
      Fabrizio, Ninetta, Lucia
9 'Penknives and needles, leather patches' 1:09
10 'I thought so, it's old Isacco' 0:29
      Pippo, Isacco
11 'What's that shouting?' 1:21
      Ninetta, Servants, Villagers, Pippo
12 'Darling! Darling, let me embrace you' 2:24
      Giannetto, Villagers, Servants
13 'Yes, even in the battle' 2:35
      Giannetto, Villagers
14 'Goodbye for now, my darling' 1:08
      Giannetto, Ninetta, Lucia, Fernando
15 'Yesterday, just as the sun was setting' 1:51
      Fernando, Ninetta
16 'I can be strong no longer' 2:39
      Ninetta, Fernando
17 'Oh, daughter, let me embrace you' 5:31
      Fernando, Ninetta
18 'Good morning, my pretty lady' 2:01
      Mayor, Ninetta, Giorgio, Fernando
20 'Thank heavens!' 3:21
      Ninetta, Mayor, Fernando
21 'We're alone here' 5:08
      Mayor, Ninetta, Fernando
22 'Such madness and confusion' 2:14
      Fernando, Ninetta, Mayor
      Scene 2
23 'Penknives and needles, leather patches' 3:20
      Isacco, Ninetta, Pippo, Lucia, Mayor, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Magpie
24 'This morning in the house of Fabrizio Vingradito' 6:08
      Mayor, Giannetto, Ninetta, Fabrizio, Lucia, Pippo
25 'Did somebody want me?' 2:04
      Isacco, Mayor, Giannetto, Lucia, Pippo, Fabrizio, Ninetta
26 'Grief and calamity tumble around me' 5:14
      Ninetta, Lucia, Pippo, Mayor, Giannetto, Fabrizio
27 'Someone is coming' 0:29
      Giannetto, Ninetta, Lucia, Pippo, Fabrizio
28 'Take this girl away and throw her into prison!' 3:06
      Mayor, Giannetto, Ninetta, Lucia, Pippo, Fabrizio, Servants, Villagers, Isacco
      Act II (71:04)
      Scene 1
1 'She's shut up in that dark and dismal dungeon' 2:15
      Antonio, Ninetta, Giannetto
2 'Maybe one day you'll forgive me' 5:34
      Ninetta, Giannetto
3 'You'd better go, and quickly' 1:21
      Antonio, Giannetto, Ninetta, Mayor
4 'You're so lovely, your eyes are sparkling' 3:44
      Mayor, Ninetta, Villagers
5 'When you hear the sentence' 3:21
      Mayor, Villagers, Ninetta, Court
6 'Mr Mayor, Mr Mayor - what are you up to?' 0:59
      Antonio, Pippo, Ninetta
7 'Just think that tomorrow, even today' 0:37
8 'No, no, I beg you to take it' 5:43
9 'Lest my darling should forget me' 3:24
      Ninetta, Pippo
10 'By unanimous verdict - we find her guilty' 3:06
      Judge, Giannetto, Fabrizio
11 'The wheels of justice will crush the guilty' 4:40
12 'Most unhappy of women, your fate is in the balance' 0:39
      Judge, Ninetta
13 'God protect her!' 3:19
      Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Ninetta
14 'But, your Honours, you're mistaken' 1:24
      Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Court, Ninetta, Judge, Fernando
15 'Release her!' 3:14
      Fernando, Ninetta, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Court
16 'A chasm of sorrow is yawning before me' 3:46
      Ninetta, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Fernando, Court
17 'If I cried, I would weep forever' 3:42
      Ninetta, Giannetto, Fernando, Fabrizio, Mayor, Court
      Scene 2
18 'What a dump of a village!' 1:37
      Ernesto, Pippo, Giorgio, Antonio
19 'Bitter torment burns within you' 2:06
20 'God in heaven, Oh, God of justice' 5:26
      Ninetta, Villagers
21 'Giorgio! Giorgio! Ah, we're so happy!' 2:36
      Pippo, Antonio, Giorgio, Giannetto, Lucia, Fabrizio, Villagers, Mayor
22 'Oh, God preserve us' 1:06
      Lucia, Mayor
23 'We can see her, she is coming!' 1:14
      Pippo, Antonio, Villagers, Mayor, Giorgio, Lucia, Giannetto, Fabrizio
24 'Though I hear your cries of gladness' 3:29
      Ninetta, Lucia, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Fernando, Pippo, Villagers, Mayor, Antonio
25 'Now that the storm is over' 2:39
      Ninetta, Lucia, Antonio, Fabrizio, Villagers, Mayor, Pippo, Giannetto, Fernando
 Jeremy White bass - Fabrizio Vingradito
 Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano - Lucia
 Barry Banks tenor - Giannetto
 Majella Cullagh soprano - Ninetta
 Russell Smythe baritone - Fernando Villabella
 Christopher Purves baritone - Gottardo
 Nerys Jones mezzo-soprano - Pippo
 John Graham-Hall tenor - Isacco
 Stuart Kale tenor - Antonio
 Toby Stafford-Allen baritone - Giorgio
 Nicholas Garrett bass - Ernesto
 Darren Jeffery baritone - Judge
 Philip Tebb bass - Judge
 Daniel Slater - Clerk
 Prunella Scales - Magpie
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 David Parry
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      21-23 & 27-28 September 2002
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Matthew Walker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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