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CHAN 3136 - Verdi: Nabucco
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CD available From: 01 November 2006
     
 Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Nabucco 125:56
      Dramma lirico in four parts
      Libretto by Temistocle Solera after Cortesi's ballet Nabuccodonosor and Anicel-Bourgeios' and Cornu's play Nabuchodonosor
      English translation by Norman Tucker and Tom Hammond
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
1 Overture 7:21
     
      Part I: In Jerusalem
      Opening Chorus
2 'The glory of Israel is shattered and broken' 5:23
      Hebrews, Levites, Hebrew maidens
     
      Cavatina
3 'Take heart, oh my children!' 1:19
4 'When on the shores of Egypt' 3:30
      Zachariah, Chorus
5 'What a tumult' 0:52
      Chorus, Ismael, Zachariah
6 'As the shadows before the sunlight' 3:00
      Zachariah, Chorus
     
      Recitative and Terzettino
7 'Fenena! Oh, my beloved!' 2:04
      Ismael, Fenena
8 'Jehovah falls before us!' 2:08
      Abigail, Fenena, Ismael
9 'Once I loved you' 3:39
      Abigail, Ismael, Fenena
     
      Chorus
10 'Have you seen him?' 1:36
      Hebrew women, Elders, Levites, Soldiers, Zachariah
     
      Part I Finale
11 'Long live Nabucco!' 2:05
      Abigail, Chorus, Zachariah, Ismael
12 'Profaner! You shall not enter!' 1:11
      Zachariah, Nabucco
13 'Tremble, you madmen' 3:42
      Nabucco, Fenena, Anna, Ismael, Zachariah, Hebrews, Levites, Abigail
14 'You slaves, bow down before me!' 0:59
      Nabucco, Zachariah, Ismael
15 'Now my wrath, restrained no longer' 2:57
      Nabucco, Abigail, Anna, Fenena, Ismael, Zachariah, Hebrews
     
      Part II: The Blasphemy
      Scene and Aria
16 'You have betrayed me, O king accursed. . .' 3:47
17 'The sweet fire of love's enchantment' 3:28
      Abigail
18 'Who approaches?' 1:16
      Abigail, High Priest, Followers
19 'On the golden throne of Assyria' 2:53
      Abigail, Followers, High Priest
     
      Prayer
20 'Come, stand beside me' 2:58
21 'Through Thy servant Thou proclaimest Thy commandments' 3:11
      Zachariah
     
      Chorus of Levites
22 'Who is there? Who comes to call us' 1:02
23 'Woe to the traitor, he is accursed' 1:42
      Levites, Ismael
     
      Part II Finale
24 'Stay your anger, oh my brothers!' 0:25
      Anna, Chorus of Levites, Zachariah
25 'But what means this disturbance?' 1:45
      Fenena, Ismael, Zachariah, Levites, Abdullah, High Priest, Abigail, Nabucco
26 'The moment approaches of man's retribution' 3:15
      Nabuco, Abigail, All
27 'Hear yur king!' 2:52
      Nabucco, Fenena, High Priest, Zachariah, Soldiers
28 'Who has stolen my crown and sceptre?' 3:06
      Nabucco, Zachariah, Abigail
      73:54
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Part III: The Prophecy
      Opening Chorus
1 'Great and mighty Queen of all Assyria' 3:24
      Chorus
2 'Most noble lady, mighty ruler of Assyria' 3:10
      High Priest, Abigail, Nabucco, Abdullah
     
      Duet
3 'Woman. . . Who are you?' 3:25
      Nabucco, Abigail
4 'Grey-haried and feeble, behold me' 3:00
5 'Ah, that sound!' 1:00
6 'Oh, have pity on a father in his madness!' 3:47
      Nabucco, Abigail
     
      Chorus of Hebrew Slaves
7 'Speed your journey' 4:40
      Hebrews
     
      Part III Finale
8 'Why lament thee? The wailing of women' 0:52
      Zachariah
9 'In the darkness I see all the future' 3:10
      Zachariah, Chorus
     
      Part IV: The Broken Idol
      Prelude, Scene and Aria
10 'Am I awake or dreaming?' 5:10
      Nabucco, Chorus
11 'Lord God of Judah!' 3:23
      Nabucco
12 'Open to me, you shall not stay me!' 1:00
      Nabuco, Abdullah, Soldiers
13 'The false, perfidious enemy' 2:05
      Abdullah, Chorus, Nabucco
     
      Funeral March and Prayer
14 'Go! The marty's crown of honour will be yours' 2:39
      Zachariah
15 'Lo! The sky has opened above me!' 2:10
      Fenena
     
      Part IV Finale
16 'Long live Nabucco!' 2:37
      Chorus, High Priest, Nabucco, Anna, Fenena, Ismael, Zachariah, Hebrews
17 'Lord God of Israel. . .' 2:40
18 'My strength. . . is failing. . . my death is near. . .' 3:30
      Abigail, Hebrews, Zachariah
      52:02
 Alan Opie baritone - Nabucodonosor (Nabucco)
 Leonardo Capalbo tenor - Ismael
 Alastair Miles bass - Zachariah
 Susan Patterson soprano - Abigail
 Jane Irwin mezzo-soprano - Fenena
 Dean Robinson bass - High Priest of Baal
 Paul Wade tenor - Abdullah
 Camilla Roberts soprano - Anna
 Opera North Chorus
 Opera North Orchestra
 David Parry
 Recorded in:
 Leeds Town Hall
      19-22 Septemer 2005 and 13, 14 & 16 July 2006
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Michael Common (Assistant)
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
 John Benton (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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