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CHAN 3172 - Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea
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CD available From: 01 June 2010
     
 Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
     
The Coronation of Poppea 151:31
      Dramma musicale in a Prologue and two acts
      Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, English translation by Geoffrey Dunn
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I
1 Sinfonia 2:55
      Prologue
2 'Virtue, go hide yourself away' 7:16
      Fortune, Virtue, Love
      Scene 1
3 'Again I'm drawn here' 8:32
      Ottone, Soldier 2, Soldier 1
4 'My lord, do not go yet!' 9:54
      Poppea, Nero
      Scene 2
5 'At last my hopes have ended' 6:38
      Poppea, Arnalta
      Scene 3
6 'Oh, dishonoured Ottavia!' 7:26
      Ottavia, Drusilla
7 'There stands that most ill-fated lady' 5:43
      Seneca, Ottavia, Valletto
8 'The purple robes of emperors' 8:07
      Seneca, Pallas, Athene, Nero
      Scene 4
9 'Did I please you, my lord?' 9:01
      Poppea, Nero
      Scene 5
10 'Though Fate allows all others to drink the wine' 8:44
      Ottone, Poppea, Drusilla
      Scene 6
11 'I can feel I don't know what' 4:42
      Valleto, Damigella
      79:05
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Scene 7
1 'Solitude, beloved and treasured' 13:55
      Seneca, Liberto, Chorus
      Act II
      Scene 1
2 Sinfonia - 5:53
      'Since old Seneca's dead now'
      Nero, Lucano
      Scene 2
3 'You, who received your rank and your honour' 8:57
      Ottavia, Ottone, Drusilla
      Scene 3
4 'Since old Seneca's dead now' 9:11
      Poppea, Arnalta, Love
5 'Here I am, here have I come' 3:40
      Ottone, Love, Poppea, Arnalta
      Scene 4
6 'Oh happy, happy is Drusilla!' 7:37
      Drusilla, Arnalta, Lictor, Nero, Ottone
7 'My lord, now you have good reason' 5:18
      Poppea, Nero
8 'Think of her, think of my Poppea' 3:39
      Arnalta
      Scene 5
9 'Ah, ah, my country' 4:27
      Ottavia
      Scene 6
10 Sinfonia - 4:16
      'To you, to you Poppea, our Empress'
      Chorus
11 'My beloved' 5:20
      Poppea, Nero
      72:26
     
      Prologue
 Barbara Walker soprano - Fortune
 Shirley Chapman soprano - Virtue
 Elizabeth Gale soprano - Love
      Opera
 Tom McDonnell baritone - Ottone
 Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano - Poppea
 Robert Ferguson tenor - Nero
 Katherine Pring mezzo-soprano - Ottavia
 Barbara Walker soprano - Drusilla
 Clifford Grant bass - Seneca
 Anne Collins mezzo-soprano - Arnalta
 Emile Belcourt tenor - Lucano
 John Brecknock tenor - Valletto
 Iris Saunders soprano - Damigella
 Norman Welsby baritone - Liberto
 Robin Donald tenor - First soldier
 John Delaney tenor - Second soldier
 Anthony Davey bass - Lictor
 Shirley Chapman soprano - Pallas Athene
 Chorus of Sadler's Wells Opera
 Orchestra of Sadler's Wells Opera
 Raymond Leppard
 Recorded in:
 London Coliseum
      broadcast on 27 November 1971
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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