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CHAN 9781 - Britten: Paul Bunyan
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CD available From: 25 November 1999

Opera - Paul Bunyan

     
 Benjamin Britten
     
Paul Bunyan 110:30
      Libretto by W.H. Auden
      Thee Royal Opera Production
      Directed for the stage by Francesca Zambello
      Recorded 'live' during performances at Sadler's Wells Theatre
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
1 1 Introduction 1:09
2 2 Prologue 11:03
3 2A First Ballad Interlude 2:45
     
      Act I
      Scene 1
4 3 Bunyan's Greeting 2:25
5 3A Call of Lumberjacks 0:16
6 4 Lumberjacks' Chorus 2:07
7 4A Bunyan's Welcome 0:25
8 5 Quartet of Swedes 1:20
9 6 Western Union Boy's Song 1:36
10 7 Cooks' Duet 3:39
11 8 Animal Trio 1:36
12 8A Bunyan's Goodnight 0:21
13 8B Exit of Lumberjacks 0:54
14 9 The Blues - Quartet of the Defeated 4:26
15 10 Bunyan's Goodnight (ii) 0:37
16 10A Second Ballad Interlude 4:19
     
      Scene 2
17 11 Food Chorus 4:29
18 12 Chorus Accusation 0:38
19 12A Slim's Song 2:51
20 13 Bunyan's Return 0:47
21 14 Inkslinger's Song 4:59
22 14A Entrance of Chorus 0:32
23 15 Tiny's Entrance 1:13
24 15A Tiny's Song 4:39
25 16 Inkslinger's Regret 2:12
26 17 Bunyan's Goodnight (iii) 2:10
      63:29
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act II
      Scene 1
1 18 Bunyan's Good Morning 2:56
2 18A Shears's Song 0:44
3 18B Bunyan's Warning 0:23
4 19 Farmers' Song 1:54
5 19A Farmers' Exit 1:06
6 20 The Mocking of Hel Helson 4:53
7 21 Fido's Sympathy 0:36
8 22 Cats' Creed 1:32
9 23 The Fight 1:16
10 Love Duet 2:27
11 Mock Funeral March 4:24
12 Hymn 3:15
13 24 Third Ballad Interlude 2:18
     
      Scene 2
14 25 The Christmas Party 9:58
15 26 Bunyan's Farewell 2:15
16 27 Litany 7:05
      47:02
     
 Peter Coleman-Wright baritone - Narrator
 Kenneth Cranham speaker - The Voice of John Bunyan
 Kurt Streit tenor - Johnny Inkslinger
 Susan Gritton soprano - Tiny
 Kenneth Cranham tenor - Hot Biscuit Slim
 Francis Egerton tenor - Sam Sharkey
 Graeme Broadbent baritone - Ben Benny
 Jeremy White bass - Hel Helson
 Roderick Earle bass - John Shears
 Lillian Watson soprano - Fido
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Moppet
 Kurt Streit mezzo-soprano - Poppet
 Royal Opera Chorus
 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
      23, 24 and 28 April 1999
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Boris Ivanovich Tishchenko (Assistant)
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit / 44.1K

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