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Donizetti: Mary Stuart

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CHAN 3017
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Donizetti: Mary Stuart
Release Date: April 1999
Originally recorded in 1998
Composer
Gaetano Donizetti
Solo mezzo-soprano - Mary Stuart
Dame Janet Baker
Solo soprano - Queen Elizabeth I
Rosalind Plowright
Solo tenor - Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
David Rendall
Solo baritone - Sir William Cecil
Alan Opie
Solo bass - George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury
John Tomlinson
Solo soprano - Hannah Kennedy
Angela Bostock
Venue
Live from the London Coliseum
Producer
John Fraser
Engineer
Stuart Eltham
Engineer
Michael Sheady
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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GAETANO DONIZETTI

Mary Stuart

136:06
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari after Schiller
English Translation by Tom Hammond
1.
Prelude
1:36
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Act I
2.
'Let us wait here'
2:35
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Chorus, Voice
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'Yes, but the French Prince is seeking . . .'
1:13
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Elizabeth
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'If fortune one day should send to me . . .'
3:16
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'In this moment of rejoicing'
1:49
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Talbot, Chorus, Elizabeth, Cecil
6.
'May the light of wisdom and justice'
4:24
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Elizabeth, Chorus, Cecil
7.
'But, where is the Earl of Leicester?'
2:11
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Elizabeth, Cecil, Leicester
8.
'Did you not ask to see me, earlier today?'
2:15
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Leicester, Talbot
9.
'I remember these lovely features'
3:37
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10.
'If she dare trust in me'
1:47
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11.
'Do I disturb you?'
2:09
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Elizabeth, Leicester
12.
'How affecting . . .' 'Is she relenting?'
1:47
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13.
'When I first looked upon her face'
4:36
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14.
'My arrogant rival has long sought to rob me'
2:15
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Act II
15.
'Why run so fast, my lady?'
3:00
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Hannah, Mary
16.
'You murmuring breezes . . .'
3:45
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Mary
17.
'What tumult! Those voices!'
0:56
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Mary, Chorus, Hannah
18.
'In the peace of my gloomy seclusion'
3:36
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Mary, Hannah, Ladies
19.
'Ah! May this joy not deceive me'
1:47
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Mary, Leicester
20.
'Long by the world forsaken'
4:34
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21.
'All too well I surely know her!'
3:37
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'Ah! Though my spirit never faltered'
22.
'What place is this then?'
2:24
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Elizabeth, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Mary
23.
'Report has not failed me'
2:38
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Elizabeth, Mary, Talbot, Hannah, Leicester, Cecil
24.
'Bid her welcome!'
0:41
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Leicester, Elizabeth, Talbot, Mary
25.
'Dead to justice, throne and kingdom'
7:18
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Mary, Cecil, Elizabeth, Leicester, Talbot
26.
'Go, prepare yourself for sentence'
2:03
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Elizabeth, Cecil, Mary, Hannah, Leicester, Talbot, Chorus
Act III
Scene 1
27.
'Still pensive? Still delaying?'
4:00
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Cecil, Elizabeth
28.
'While she's living I'm still in danger'
3:40
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29.
'Your Highness!' 'You do but speed her execution'
4:51
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Leicester, Elizabeth, Cecil
30.
'You have conspired a sister's death'
3:44
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Scene 2
31.
'Elizabeth will continue to mock and insult me'
4:53
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Mary, Cecil
32.
'Oh faithful Talbot!'
5:05
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Mary, Talbot
33.
'Once all the radiant joys of youth'
4:18
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34.
'There still remains another charge'
0:58
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35.
'No, I never turned from my Saviour'
1:25
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36.
'Go leave this world of grief behind'
3:03
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Scene 3
37.
'You saw them?'
6:28
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Chorus
38.
'Hannah!' 'Do not disturb her'
4:42
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Chorus, Hannah, Mary
39.
'Oh, deign to hear our prayer, merciful Saviour!'
4:04
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40.
'The signal'
1:27
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All, Cecil, Mary
41.
'Death hovers near me, so take my pardon'
4:03
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Mary, Hannah, Talbot, Chorus, Cecil
42.
'Leicester approaches'
2:21
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Talbot, Mary, Leicester, Cecil
43.
'Though you once made a vow to protect me'
5:14
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Mary, Leicester, Talbot, Hannah, Chorus, Cecil
Solo: Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano - Mary Stuart
Solo: Rosalind Plowright soprano - Queen Elizabeth I
Solo: David Rendall tenor - Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Sir William Cecil
Solo: John Tomlinson bass - George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury
Solo: Angela Bostock soprano - Hannah Kennedy
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
1, 10, 14 & 22 April 1982

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GAETANO DONIZETTI

Mary Stuart

136:06
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari after Schiller
English Translation by Tom Hammond
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Prelude
1:36
Act I
2.
'Let us wait here'
2:35
Chorus, Voice
3.
'Yes, but the French Prince is seeking . . .'
1:13
Elizabeth
4.
'If fortune one day should send to me . . .'
3:16
5.
'In this moment of rejoicing'
1:49
Talbot, Chorus, Elizabeth, Cecil
6.
'May the light of wisdom and justice'
4:24
Elizabeth, Chorus, Cecil
7.
'But, where is the Earl of Leicester?'
2:11
Elizabeth, Cecil, Leicester
8.
'Did you not ask to see me, earlier today?'
2:15
Leicester, Talbot
9.
'I remember these lovely features'
3:37
10.
'If she dare trust in me'
1:47
11.
'Do I disturb you?'
2:09
Elizabeth, Leicester
12.
'How affecting . . .' 'Is she relenting?'
1:47
13.
'When I first looked upon her face'
4:36
14.
'My arrogant rival has long sought to rob me'
2:15
Act II
15.
'Why run so fast, my lady?'
3:00
Hannah, Mary
16.
'You murmuring breezes . . .'
3:45
Mary
17.
'What tumult! Those voices!'
0:56
Mary, Chorus, Hannah
18.
'In the peace of my gloomy seclusion'
3:36
Mary, Hannah, Ladies
19.
'Ah! May this joy not deceive me'
1:47
Mary, Leicester
20.
'Long by the world forsaken'
4:34
21.
'All too well I surely know her!'
3:37
'Ah! Though my spirit never faltered'
22.
'What place is this then?'
2:24
Elizabeth, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Mary
23.
'Report has not failed me'
2:38
Elizabeth, Mary, Talbot, Hannah, Leicester, Cecil
24.
'Bid her welcome!'
0:41
Leicester, Elizabeth, Talbot, Mary
25.
'Dead to justice, throne and kingdom'
7:18
Mary, Cecil, Elizabeth, Leicester, Talbot
26.
'Go, prepare yourself for sentence'
2:03
Elizabeth, Cecil, Mary, Hannah, Leicester, Talbot, Chorus
Total time: 71:47
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act III
Scene 1
1.
'Still pensive? Still delaying?'
4:00
Cecil, Elizabeth
2.
'While she's living I'm still in danger'
3:40
3.
'Your Highness!' 'You do but speed her execution'
4:51
Leicester, Elizabeth, Cecil
4.
'You have conspired a sister's death'
3:44
Scene 2
5.
'Elizabeth will continue to mock and insult me'
4:53
Mary, Cecil
6.
'Oh faithful Talbot!'
5:05
Mary, Talbot
7.
'Once all the radiant joys of youth'
4:18
8.
'There still remains another charge'
0:58
9.
'No, I never turned from my Saviour'
1:25
10.
'Go leave this world of grief behind'
3:03
Scene 3
11.
'You saw them?'
6:28
Chorus
12.
'Hannah!' 'Do not disturb her'
4:42
Chorus, Hannah, Mary
13.
'Oh, deign to hear our prayer, merciful Saviour!'
4:04
14.
'The signal'
1:27
All, Cecil, Mary
15.
'Death hovers near me, so take my pardon'
4:03
Mary, Hannah, Talbot, Chorus, Cecil
16.
'Leicester approaches'
2:21
Talbot, Mary, Leicester, Cecil
17.
'Though you once made a vow to protect me'
5:14
Mary, Leicester, Talbot, Hannah, Chorus, Cecil
Total time: 64:19
Solo: Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano - Mary Stuart
Solo: Rosalind Plowright soprano - Queen Elizabeth I
Solo: David Rendall tenor - Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Sir William Cecil
Solo: John Tomlinson bass - George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury
Solo: Angela Bostock soprano - Hannah Kennedy
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
1, 10, 14 & 22 April 1982




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