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Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio

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CHAN 3081
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio
Release Date: May 2002
Originally recorded in 2001
Composer (1756-1791)
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart
Solo speaking part - Pasha Selim
David Kelsey
Solo soprano - Constanza
Mattiwilda Dobbs
Solo soprano - Blonda
Jenifer Eddy
Solo tenor - Belmonte
Nicolai Gedda
Solo tenor - Pedrillo
John Fryatt
Solo bass - Osmin
Noel Mangin
Choral
Ambrosian Singers
Orchestra
The Bath Festival Orchestra
Conductor
Yehudi Menuhin
Venue
Abbey Road Studios, London
Producer
Robert Kinloch Anderson
Engineer
Neville Boyling
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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WOLFGANG AMEDEUS MOZART

(1756-1791)
The Phoenix Opera production of

The Abduction from the Seraglio

133:84
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by G. Stephanie from a play by C.F. Bretzner
Texts of musical numbers translated by Joan Cross and Anne Wood
English dialogue translated and adapted by Hugh Mills
Act I
Scene 1
1.
Overture
4:11
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No. 1: Aria
2.
'Here surely I must find her'
2:39
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3.
'Constanza, my beloved'
0:13
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Belmonte
No. 2: Aria and Duet
4.
'You may think you've found a maiden'
2:34
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Osmin, Belmonte
5.
'The devil take you and your song, sir'
4:18
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Belmonte, Osmin
6.
'There - I got rid of him'
0:31
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Osmin, Pedrillo
No. 3: Aria
7.
'These young men who go a-spying'
5:06
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Osmin, Pedrillo
8.
'Ouf! Thank God he's gone'
2:14
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Pedrillo, Belmonte
No. 4: Aria
9.
'Constanza! Constanza!'
0:33
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10.
'Oh what trembling, oh what passion'
4:26
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Belmonte
11.
'They're coming, sir, they're coming'
0:19
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Pedrillo
No. 5: Chorus
12.
'Sing to the mighty Pasha Selim'
1:35
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Chorus
13.
'Always so sad, my beloved'
0:50
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Pasha Selim, Constanza
No. 6: Aria
14.
'How I loved him, I was happy'
5:43
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Constanza
15.
'Pasha Selim, I'll be your slave'
2:44
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Constanza, Selim, Pedrillo, Belmonte
No. 7: Trio
16.
'March, march, march, off you go'
2:18
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Osmin, Belmonte, Pedrillo
Act II
17.
'Tra-la-le-ra. Tra-la-le-ra'
0:42
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Osmin, Blonda
No. 8: Aria
18.
'With smiles and kind caresses'
3:51
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Blonda
19.
'Gentleness! Kindness!'
1:09
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Osmin, Blonda
No. 9: Duet
20.
'I'm going, but mark what I say'
1:08
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21.
'O Englishmen you must be crazy'
1:17
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Osmin, Blonda
22.
'Be off now!'
1:07
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Blonda, Osmin
23.
'Ah, there's Constanza'
0:15
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No. 10: Recitative and Aria
24.
'Oh what sorrow overwhelms my spirit'
2:12
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25.
'Endless grief tortures my spirit'
6:24
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Constanza
26.
'Señorita, try - try - not to lose hope'
0:58
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Blonda, Constanza, Pasha Selim
No. 11: Aria
27.
'Tortures unrelenting may for me be waiting'
8:56
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Constanza
28.
'She shows no signs of weakening'
0:28
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Selim
29.
'Blonda? Come here, quickly'
0:48
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Pedrillo, Blonda
No. 12: Aria
30.
'Oh, the happy, happy day'
2:50
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Blonda
31.
'Any sign of Osmin?'
0:42
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Pedrillo, Blonda
No. 13: Aria
32.
'Now Pedrillo, now for battle!'
3:19
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Pedrillo
33.
'What do you want?'
1:32
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Osmin, Pedrillo
No. 14: Duet
34.
'Here's to Bacchus, long live Bacchus'
2:01
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Pedrillo, Osmin
35.
'What do you say, brother Osmin?'
1:16
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Pedrillo, Osmin, Belmonte
36.
'Belmonte! Is it possible'
0:10
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Constanza, Belmonte
No. 15: Aria
37.
'When our hearts are overflowing'
4:53
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Belmonte
No. 16: Quartet
38.
'Ah, Belmonte, ah my dear one!'
2:54
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Constanza, Belmonte, Pedrillo, Blonda
39.
'And yet within my heart'
2:00
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Belmonte, Constanza, Pedrillo, Blonda
40.
'I will. Ah, blame me not . . .'
1:35
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Belmonte, Pedrillo, Constanza, Blonda
41.
'If men mistrust our honour'
4:29
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Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo
Act III
No. 17: Aria
42.
'Love, only love, can now direct me'
6:36
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Belmonte
43.
'Ah, Pedrillo! Is everything well?'
0:32
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Belmonte, Pedrillo
No. 18: Romance
44.
'In Moorish lands a maiden fair'
3:01
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Pedrillo, Belmonte
45.
'Look,she's opening the window'
1:33
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Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Osmin, Constanza
No. 19: Aria
46.
'My triumphant hour's approaching'
3:25
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Osmin
47.
'What does all this mean?'
3:27
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Pasha Selim, Osmin, Constanza, Belmonte
No. 20: Recitative and Duet
48.
'What dreadful fate conspires against us'
2:42
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49.
'You must suffer for my rashness'
3:32
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50.
'Then my life I gladly offer'
3:02
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Belmonte, Constanza
51.
'Guards! Bring in the two slaves!'
2:36
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Osmin, Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Pasha Selim, Constanza
No. 21: Vaudeville and Chorus
52.
'Your noble mercy passes measure'
2:47
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Belmonte, Constanza, Blonda, Pedrillo, Osmin
53.
'The nobelman despises vengeance'
1:03
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Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo
54.
'Pasha Selim, live for ever'
1:22
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Chorus
Solo: David Kelsey speaking part - Pasha Selim
Solo: Mattiwilda Dobbs soprano - Constanza
Solo: Jenifer Eddy soprano - Blonda
Solo: Nicolai Gedda tenor - Belmonte
Solo: John Fryatt tenor - Pedrillo
Solo: Noel Mangin bass - Osmin
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
6-15 October & 22 December 1967

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WOLFGANG AMEDEUS MOZART

(1756-1791)
The Phoenix Opera production of

The Abduction from the Seraglio

133:84
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by G. Stephanie from a play by C.F. Bretzner
Texts of musical numbers translated by Joan Cross and Anne Wood
English dialogue translated and adapted by Hugh Mills
Total time: 58:37
Act I
Scene 1
1.
Overture
4:11
No. 1: Aria
2.
'Here surely I must find her'
2:39
3.
'Constanza, my beloved'
0:13
Belmonte
No. 2: Aria and Duet
4.
'You may think you've found a maiden'
2:34
Osmin, Belmonte
5.
'The devil take you and your song, sir'
4:18
Belmonte, Osmin
6.
'There - I got rid of him'
0:31
Osmin, Pedrillo
No. 3: Aria
7.
'These young men who go a-spying'
5:06
Osmin, Pedrillo
8.
'Ouf! Thank God he's gone'
2:14
Pedrillo, Belmonte
No. 4: Aria
9.
'Constanza! Constanza!'
0:33
10.
'Oh what trembling, oh what passion'
4:26
Belmonte
11.
'They're coming, sir, they're coming'
0:19
Pedrillo
No. 5: Chorus
12.
'Sing to the mighty Pasha Selim'
1:35
Chorus
13.
'Always so sad, my beloved'
0:50
Pasha Selim, Constanza
No. 6: Aria
14.
'How I loved him, I was happy'
5:43
Constanza
15.
'Pasha Selim, I'll be your slave'
2:44
Constanza, Selim, Pedrillo, Belmonte
No. 7: Trio
16.
'March, march, march, off you go'
2:18
Osmin, Belmonte, Pedrillo
Act II
17.
'Tra-la-le-ra. Tra-la-le-ra'
0:42
Osmin, Blonda
No. 8: Aria
18.
'With smiles and kind caresses'
3:51
Blonda
19.
'Gentleness! Kindness!'
1:09
Osmin, Blonda
No. 9: Duet
20.
'I'm going, but mark what I say'
1:08
21.
'O Englishmen you must be crazy'
1:17
Osmin, Blonda
22.
'Be off now!'
1:07
Blonda, Osmin
23.
'Ah, there's Constanza'
0:15
No. 10: Recitative and Aria
24.
'Oh what sorrow overwhelms my spirit'
2:12
25.
'Endless grief tortures my spirit'
6:24
Constanza
Total time: 74:47
1.
'Señorita, try - try - not to lose hope'
0:58
Blonda, Constanza, Pasha Selim
No. 11: Aria
2.
'Tortures unrelenting may for me be waiting'
8:56
Constanza
3.
'She shows no signs of weakening'
0:28
Selim
4.
'Blonda? Come here, quickly'
0:48
Pedrillo, Blonda
No. 12: Aria
5.
'Oh, the happy, happy day'
2:50
Blonda
6.
'Any sign of Osmin?'
0:42
Pedrillo, Blonda
No. 13: Aria
7.
'Now Pedrillo, now for battle!'
3:19
Pedrillo
8.
'What do you want?'
1:32
Osmin, Pedrillo
No. 14: Duet
9.
'Here's to Bacchus, long live Bacchus'
2:01
Pedrillo, Osmin
10.
'What do you say, brother Osmin?'
1:16
Pedrillo, Osmin, Belmonte
11.
'Belmonte! Is it possible'
0:10
Constanza, Belmonte
No. 15: Aria
12.
'When our hearts are overflowing'
4:53
Belmonte
No. 16: Quartet
13.
'Ah, Belmonte, ah my dear one!'
2:54
Constanza, Belmonte, Pedrillo, Blonda
14.
'And yet within my heart'
2:00
Belmonte, Constanza, Pedrillo, Blonda
15.
'I will. Ah, blame me not . . .'
1:35
Belmonte, Pedrillo, Constanza, Blonda
16.
'If men mistrust our honour'
4:29
Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo
Act III
No. 17: Aria
17.
'Love, only love, can now direct me'
6:36
Belmonte
18.
'Ah, Pedrillo! Is everything well?'
0:32
Belmonte, Pedrillo
No. 18: Romance
19.
'In Moorish lands a maiden fair'
3:01
Pedrillo, Belmonte
20.
'Look,she's opening the window'
1:33
Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Osmin, Constanza
No. 19: Aria
21.
'My triumphant hour's approaching'
3:25
Osmin
22.
'What does all this mean?'
3:27
Pasha Selim, Osmin, Constanza, Belmonte
No. 20: Recitative and Duet
23.
'What dreadful fate conspires against us'
2:42
24.
'You must suffer for my rashness'
3:32
25.
'Then my life I gladly offer'
3:02
Belmonte, Constanza
26.
'Guards! Bring in the two slaves!'
2:36
Osmin, Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blonda, Pasha Selim, Constanza
No. 21: Vaudeville and Chorus
27.
'Your noble mercy passes measure'
2:47
Belmonte, Constanza, Blonda, Pedrillo, Osmin
28.
'The nobelman despises vengeance'
1:03
Constanza, Blonda, Belmonte, Pedrillo
29.
'Pasha Selim, live for ever'
1:22
Chorus
Solo: David Kelsey speaking part - Pasha Selim
Solo: Mattiwilda Dobbs soprano - Constanza
Solo: Jenifer Eddy soprano - Blonda
Solo: Nicolai Gedda tenor - Belmonte
Solo: John Fryatt tenor - Pedrillo
Solo: Noel Mangin bass - Osmin
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
6-15 October & 22 December 1967




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