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CHAN 3145 - Janacek: Katya Kabanova
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CD available From: 01 October 2007
 Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
Katya Kabanova 91:38
      Opera in 3 acts
      Libretto by the composer after Ostrovsky's play The Storm in the Czech translation by Cervinka, English translation by Norman Tucker, with revisions by Rodney Blumer and Henrietta Bredin
      Act I
      Scene 1
1 [Introduction] 4:19
2 'Marvellous! Really, just admit it' 1:35
      Kudryash, Glasha
3 'What d'you think you're hanging around for?' 0:57
      Dikoi, Boris
4 'Is your mistress at home?' 3:23
      Dikoi, Glasha, Kudryash, Boris, Feklusha
5 'All of them so good and pious' 2:03
      Feklusha, Boris, Kudryash
6 'If you want to obey your mother' 4:31
      Kabanicha, Tichon, Katya, Varvara
7 Intermezzo I 1:04
      Scene 2
8 'I'm always wondering' 5:46
9 'Madness? Oh, how I wish I really knew' 2:57
      Katya, Varvara
10 'Ah, but you, what can you know of this?' 1:56
      Katya, Varvara, Feklusha, Glasha, Tichon
11 'Do you not love me any more?' 2:52
      Katya, Tichon
12 'It's time, Tichon' 3:50
      Kabanicha, Tichon, Katya
      Act II
      Scene 1
13 'There now, you're always boasting' 2:05
      Kabanicha, Katya
14 'It's so warm indoors' 3:23
      Varvara, Katya, Dikoi, Kabanicha
15 'No, no, no one, yet my heart was beating' 2:13
16 'It's nothing much' 2:38
      Dikoi, Kabanicha
17 Intermezzo II 0:56
      Scene 2
18 [Introduction] 1:05
19 'Nobody here yet!' 3:37
      Kudryash, Boris
20 'Far away my love is gone across the water' 1:46
      Varvara, Kudryash, Boris
21 'Is that you, Katerina Petrovna?' 5:26
      Boris, Katya
22 'So you've found each other' 5:45
      Varvara, Boris, Kudryash, Katya
      Act III
      Scene 1
1 'Raining!' 'There's a storm coming' 4:05
      Kuligin, Kudryash, Dikoi
2 'Psst! Psst! Boris, listen to me!' 1:06
      Varvara, Boris
3 'Oh, Varvara! I shall die!' 2:44
      Katya, Zena, Varvara, Chorus, Kudryash, Dikoi, Kabanicha, Tichon
      Scene 2
4 'Ah, Glasha! It's awful to think of it' 2:01
      Tichon, Glasha, Varvara, Kudryash
5 'No! Nobody here' 5:20
      Katya, Kuligin
6 'And yet death won't come to me' 4:27
      Katya, Boris
7 'Thanks be to God!' 1:50
      Boris, Katya
8 'No, not that!' 2:42
      Katya, Boris
9 'Birds will sing as they fly above me' 0:49
10 'Hey there, a woman has jumped in the river!' 1:57
      Kuligin, Passer-by, Dikoi, Glasha, Tichon, Kabanicha
 Jane Henschel mezzo-soprano - Marfa Kabanova
 Peter Hoare tenor - Tichon Kabanov
 Cheryl Barker soprano - Katerina
 Gwynne Howell bass - Dikoi
 Robert Brubaker tenor - Boris Grigoryevich
 Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano - Varvara
 Peter Wedd tenor - Vanya Kudryash
 Kathleen Wilkinson mezzo-soprano - Glasha
 Owen Webb baritone - Kuligin
 Claire Hampton soprano - Feklusha
 Sian Meinir mezzo-soprano - Zena
 Philip Lloyd-Holtam tenor - Passer-by
 Chorus of Welsh National Opera
 Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
 Carlo Rizzi
 Recorded in:
 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
      11-15 December 2006
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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