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Verdi: Il Trovatore (The Troubadour)

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CHAN 3036
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Verdi: Il Trovatore (The Troubadour)
Release Date: August 2000
Originally recorded in 1999
Composer (1813-1901)
Giuseppe Verdi
Solo baritone - Count di Luna
Alan Opie
Solo bass - Ferrando
Clive Bayley
Solo soprano - Doña Leonora
Sharon Sweet
Solo soprano - Inez
Helen Williams
Solo mezzo-soprano - Azucena
Anne Mason
Solo tenor - Manrico (The Troubadour)
Dennis O'Neill
Solo tenor - Ruiz
Mark Le Brocq
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Conductor
David Parry
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Richard Smoker
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Il Trovatore

134:56
Opera in four acts
Text by Salvatore Cammarano, from the drama El trovador by Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez
English Translation by Tom Hammond
Part I
Scene 1
1.
'Wake up, there, wake up, there!'
3:06
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Ferrando, Servants and Soldiers
2.
'Heav'n had giv'n my old master'
7:45
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Ferrando, Servants and Soldiers
Scene 2
3.
'Come, wait no longer'
2:13
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Inez and Leonora
4.
'The stars shone in the heav'ns above'
4:58
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Leonora and Inez
5.
'No words can tell the measure'
1:42
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Leonora and Inez
6.
'How still the night is'
2:08
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Count di Luna
7.
'The Troubadour! The madman!' -
2:23
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'Though naught on earth is left me'
Count di Luna, Manrico and Leonora
8.
'Who's speaking?'
1:37
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Leonora, Count di Luna and Manrico
9.
'Jealous fury and slighted passion'
2:34
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Count di Luna, Leonora and Manrico
Part II
Scene 1
10.
'See how the shadowy clouds are flying' ('Anvil Chorus')
2:42
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Gipsies
11.
'Fierce flames are raging'
5:57
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Azucena, Gipsies and Manrico
12.
'They brought her, fettered and pow'rless'
7:59
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Azucena and Manrico
13.
'As we struggled he stumbled before me'
4:37
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Manrico, Azucena and a Messenger
14.
'You are still too weak to venture'
2:19
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Azucena and Manrico
Scene 2
15.
'All is deserted'
1:54
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Count di Luna and Ferrando
16.
'In the stars that shine above me'
4:19
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Count di Luna and Ferrando
17.
'The hour has come, no more delay'
3:03
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Ferrando, Retainers and Count di Luna
18.
'Here in this world of sorrow'
5:07
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Nuns, Count di Luna, Ferrando, Retainers, Leonora and Inez
19.
'Oh, can it be, can I believe'
4:46
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Leonora, Count di Luna, Manrico, Inez, Ferrando, Nuns, Retainers, Ruiz and Followers
Part III
Scene 1
20.
'Though today we take our leisure' ('Soldiers' Chorus')
4:34
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Soldiers and Ferrando
21.
'She's in my rival's arms!'
2:29
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Count di Luna, Ferrando, Guards and Azucena
22.
'Though my life was poor and lowly'
3:12
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Azucena, Ferrando, Count di Luna and Guards
23.
'Ah! Release me from these cruel bonds'
2:09
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Azucena, Count di Luna, Ferrando and Guards
Scene 2
24.
'But what mean all these sounds of war around us?'
2:14
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Leonora and Manrico
25.
'When holy church has blessed our love'
5:06
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Manrico, Leonora and Ruiz
26.
'That fierce inferno, her cruel sentence'
3:17
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Manrico, Leonora, Ruiz and Soldiers
Part IV
Scene 1
27.
'We're there now'
3:00
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Ruiz and Leonora
28.
'Breeze of night, go seek him'
4:06
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Leonora
29.
'Lord, have mercy upon a soul departing' ('Miserere')
5:13
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Chorus, Leonora and Manrico
30.
'You will see that my devotion'
2:10
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Leonora
31.
'Now hear me!'
1:54
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Count di Luna and Leonora
32.
'See all these bitter tears of mine'
3:25
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Leonora and Count di Luna
33.
'The man shall live' -
2:22
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'He lives! I cannot speak for joy'
Count di Luna and Leonora
Scene 2
34.
'Mother, not sleeping?'
5:26
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Manrico and Azucena
35.
'Yes, let me sleep for my limbss are weary . . .'
4:46
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Azucena, Manrico and Leonora
36.
'You will not say?'
3:01
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Manrico, Leonora and Azucena
37.
'Now leave me!'
4:58
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Manrico, Leonora, Count di Luna and Azucena
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Count di Luna
Solo: Clive Bayley bass - Ferrando
Solo: Sharon Sweet soprano - Doña Leonora
Solo: Helen Williams soprano - Inez
Solo: Anne Mason mezzo-soprano - Azucena
Solo: Dennis O'Neill tenor - Manrico (The Troubadour)
Solo: Mark Le Brocq tenor - Ruiz
Conductor: David Parry
16-20 December 1999

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Il Trovatore

134:56
Opera in four acts
Text by Salvatore Cammarano, from the drama El trovador by Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez
English Translation by Tom Hammond
COMPACT DISC ONE
Part I
Scene 1
1.
'Wake up, there, wake up, there!'
3:06
Ferrando, Servants and Soldiers
2.
'Heav'n had giv'n my old master'
7:45
Ferrando, Servants and Soldiers
Scene 2
3.
'Come, wait no longer'
2:13
Inez and Leonora
4.
'The stars shone in the heav'ns above'
4:58
Leonora and Inez
5.
'No words can tell the measure'
1:42
Leonora and Inez
6.
'How still the night is'
2:08
Count di Luna
7.
'The Troubadour! The madman!' -
2:23
'Though naught on earth is left me'
Count di Luna, Manrico and Leonora
8.
'Who's speaking?'
1:37
Leonora, Count di Luna and Manrico
9.
'Jealous fury and slighted passion'
2:34
Count di Luna, Leonora and Manrico
Part II
Scene 1
10.
'See how the shadowy clouds are flying' ('Anvil Chorus')
2:42
Gipsies
11.
'Fierce flames are raging'
5:57
Azucena, Gipsies and Manrico
12.
'They brought her, fettered and pow'rless'
7:59
Azucena and Manrico
13.
'As we struggled he stumbled before me'
4:37
Manrico, Azucena and a Messenger
14.
'You are still too weak to venture'
2:19
Azucena and Manrico
Scene 2
15.
'All is deserted'
1:54
Count di Luna and Ferrando
16.
'In the stars that shine above me'
4:19
Count di Luna and Ferrando
17.
'The hour has come, no more delay'
3:03
Ferrando, Retainers and Count di Luna
18.
'Here in this world of sorrow'
5:07
Nuns, Count di Luna, Ferrando, Retainers, Leonora and Inez
19.
'Oh, can it be, can I believe'
4:46
Leonora, Count di Luna, Manrico, Inez, Ferrando, Nuns, Retainers, Ruiz and Followers
Total time: 71:23
COMPACT DISC TWO
Part III
Scene 1
1.
'Though today we take our leisure' ('Soldiers' Chorus')
4:34
Soldiers and Ferrando
2.
'She's in my rival's arms!'
2:29
Count di Luna, Ferrando, Guards and Azucena
3.
'Though my life was poor and lowly'
3:12
Azucena, Ferrando, Count di Luna and Guards
4.
'Ah! Release me from these cruel bonds'
2:09
Azucena, Count di Luna, Ferrando and Guards
Scene 2
5.
'But what mean all these sounds of war around us?'
2:14
Leonora and Manrico
6.
'When holy church has blessed our love'
5:06
Manrico, Leonora and Ruiz
7.
'That fierce inferno, her cruel sentence'
3:17
Manrico, Leonora, Ruiz and Soldiers
Part IV
Scene 1
8.
'We're there now'
3:00
Ruiz and Leonora
9.
'Breeze of night, go seek him'
4:06
Leonora
10.
'Lord, have mercy upon a soul departing' ('Miserere')
5:13
Chorus, Leonora and Manrico
11.
'You will see that my devotion'
2:10
Leonora
12.
'Now hear me!'
1:54
Count di Luna and Leonora
13.
'See all these bitter tears of mine'
3:25
Leonora and Count di Luna
14.
'The man shall live' -
2:22
'He lives! I cannot speak for joy'
Count di Luna and Leonora
Scene 2
15.
'Mother, not sleeping?'
5:26
Manrico and Azucena
16.
'Yes, let me sleep for my limbss are weary . . .'
4:46
Azucena, Manrico and Leonora
17.
'You will not say?'
3:01
Manrico, Leonora and Azucena
18.
'Now leave me!'
4:58
Manrico, Leonora, Count di Luna and Azucena
Total time: 63:33
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Count di Luna
Solo: Clive Bayley bass - Ferrando
Solo: Sharon Sweet soprano - Doña Leonora
Solo: Helen Williams soprano - Inez
Solo: Anne Mason mezzo-soprano - Azucena
Solo: Dennis O'Neill tenor - Manrico (The Troubadour)
Solo: Mark Le Brocq tenor - Ruiz
Conductor: David Parry
16-20 December 1999




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