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Verdi: A Masked Ball

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CHAN 3116
 
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Verdi: A Masked Ball
Release Date: September 2004
Composer (1813-1901)
Giuseppe Verdi
Solo tenor - Gustavus III, King of Sweden
Dennis O'Neill
Solo baritone - Count Anckarstroem
Anthony Michaels-Moore
Solo soprano - Amelia
Susan Patterson
Solo mezzo-soprano - Ulrike Arvidson
Jill Grove
Solo soprano - Oscar
Linda Richardson
Solo baritone - Count Ribbing
Christopher Purves
Solo bass - Count Horn
Brindley Sherratt
Solo baritone - Cristian
Roland Wood
Solo tenor - Amelia's Servant/Lord Chief Justice
Ashley Catling
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Conductor
David Parry
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Michael Common
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

A Masked Ball

126:18
Melodramma in three acts
Libretto by Antonio Somma, English translation by Amanda Holden
1.
Prelude
4:04
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Act I
Scene 1
2.
'Rest Gustavus, may sweet dreams restore you'
1:37
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Oficers, Gentlemen, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen
3.
'The King approaches'
1:41
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Oscar, Gustavus
4.
'There shall I gaze in ecstasy'
2:03
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Gustavus, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen, Oscar, Officers, Gentlemen
5.
'Go with the others and wait until I call you'
2:30
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Gustavus, Oscar, Anckarstroem
6.
'Please reflect upon your duty'
2:41
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Anckarstroem
7.
'The Lord Chief Justice!'
1:30
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8.
'She conjures from afar, thunder and lightning'
1:50
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Oscar, Gustavus, Lord Chief Justice
9.
'My friends, will you come with me'
0:49
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Gustavus, Anckarstroem, Oscar, Ribbing, Horn
10.
'We can all go and see her together'
2:06
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Gustavus, Anckarstroem, Oscar, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen
Scene 2
11.
'Quiet. . . her trance must not be interrupted. . .'
3:47
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Women, Children, Ulrike
12.
'I'm first to be here!'
2:30
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Gustavus, Women, Children, Ulrike
13.
'Allow me to enter'
0:58
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Cristian, Ulrike, Gustavus
14.
'You can rest assured'
2:12
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Ulrike, Cristian, Gustavus,Women, Servant
15.
'What brings you here to me?'
1:26
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16.
'Step out towards the sunset'
1:20
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Ulrike, Amelia, Gustavus
17.
'Oh, help me, God in heaven'
2:05
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Amelia, Ulrike, Gustavus, Voices
18.
'Rise, great enchantress, speak to us all'
0:44
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Ribbing, Horn, Men, Oscar, Gustavus
19.
'Do you see the furious billows abating'
2:53
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Gustavus, Oscar, Chorus
20.
'Reckless stranger, your words are defiant'
2:29
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Ulrike, Gustavus, Ribbing, Oscar
21.
'Her crazy crystal-gazing'
3:29
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Gustavus, Ulrike, Ribbing, Horn, Oscar, Chorus
22.
'One thing you've yet to tell me'
4:09
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Gustavus, Ulrike, Oscar, Chorus, Ribbing, Horn, Anckarstroem, Cristian
Act II
23.
[Prelude]
2:04
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24.
'Here I am in this place of retribution'
1:25
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25.
'When I pluck these dark stems'
4:58
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Amelia
26.
'Here at last'
1:22
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27.
'You must know that I too have been aching'
4:03
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28.
'The sweetest words I ever heard'
3:22
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Gustavus, Amelia
29.
'Oh God! Someone is here!'
1:59
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Amelia, Gustavus, Anckarstroem
30.
'My friend, I ask you a personal favour'
0:57
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Gustavus, Anckarstroem
31.
'Do you hear how the menacing voices'
2:05
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Amelia, Anckarstroem, Gustavus
32.
'Stay close to me'
2:20
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Anckarstroem, Amelia, Conspirators, Ribbing, Horn
33.
'We interrupt their stolen kisses'
4:40
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Ribbing, Horn, Anckarstroem, Amelia, Conspirators
Act III
Scene 1
34.
'Your offence is not forgiven'
2:11
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Anckarstroem, Amelia
35.
'I go, but in compassion'
4:22
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Amelia, Anckarstroem
36.
'Stand up! I permit you to see your son'
1:59
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37.
'Shame on you, who defiled my beloved'
4:05
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Anckarstroem
38.
'We are gathered. Now hear me'
1:21
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Anckarstroem
39.
'I'm with you'
1:07
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40.
'Let us all by our shame be united'
0:48
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Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn
41.
'One indulgence I ask of you'
4:01
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Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn, Amelia
42.
'So which name has been chosen?'
1:17
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Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Amelia, Horn
43.
'Now Oscar may enter'
1:05
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Anckarstroem, Oscar, Amelia, Ribbing, Horn
44.
'Ah! I know that something wonderful'
2:52
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Oscar, Amelia, Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn
Scene 2
45.
'Perhaps she is safely home now'
2:35
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46.
'But if your light is lost to me'
2:36
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Gustavus
47.
'Ah! She is there. How can I see her'
1:30
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Gustavus, Oscar
Scene 3
48.
'The hall is filled with laughter'
2:10
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Chorus, Ribbing, Anckarstroem, Horn, Oscar
49.
'Why are you caring?'
1:59
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Oscar
50.
'The hall is filled with laughter'
1:49
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Chorus, Anckarstroem, Oscar
51.
'Ah! You are here!. . .'
4:24
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Amelia, Gustavus
52.
'This is how I embrace you!'
1:14
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Anckarstroem, Gustavus, Amelia, Oscar, Chorus
53.
'She is blameless: as death approaches'
4:20
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Gustavus, Amelia, Oscar, Anckarstroem, Chorus, Ribbing, Horn
Solo: Dennis O'Neill tenor - Gustavus III, King of Sweden
Solo: Anthony Michaels-Moore baritone - Count Anckarstroem
Solo: Susan Patterson soprano - Amelia
Solo: Jill Grove mezzo-soprano - Ulrike Arvidson
Solo: Linda Richardson soprano - Oscar
Solo: Christopher Purves baritone - Count Ribbing
Solo: Brindley Sherratt bass - Count Horn
Solo: Roland Wood baritone - Cristian
Solo: Ashley Catling tenor - Amelia's Servant/Lord Chief Justice
Conductor: David Parry
10, 11, 13, 14 & 15 July 2003

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

A Masked Ball

126:18
Melodramma in three acts
Libretto by Antonio Somma, English translation by Amanda Holden
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Prelude
4:04
Act I
Scene 1
2.
'Rest Gustavus, may sweet dreams restore you'
1:37
Oficers, Gentlemen, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen
3.
'The King approaches'
1:41
Oscar, Gustavus
4.
'There shall I gaze in ecstasy'
2:03
Gustavus, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen, Oscar, Officers, Gentlemen
5.
'Go with the others and wait until I call you'
2:30
Gustavus, Oscar, Anckarstroem
6.
'Please reflect upon your duty'
2:41
Anckarstroem
7.
'The Lord Chief Justice!'
1:30
8.
'She conjures from afar, thunder and lightning'
1:50
Oscar, Gustavus, Lord Chief Justice
9.
'My friends, will you come with me'
0:49
Gustavus, Anckarstroem, Oscar, Ribbing, Horn
10.
'We can all go and see her together'
2:06
Gustavus, Anckarstroem, Oscar, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen
Scene 2
11.
'Quiet. . . her trance must not be interrupted. . .'
3:47
Women, Children, Ulrike
12.
'I'm first to be here!'
2:30
Gustavus, Women, Children, Ulrike
13.
'Allow me to enter'
0:58
Cristian, Ulrike, Gustavus
14.
'You can rest assured'
2:12
Ulrike, Cristian, Gustavus,Women, Servant
15.
'What brings you here to me?'
1:26
16.
'Step out towards the sunset'
1:20
Ulrike, Amelia, Gustavus
17.
'Oh, help me, God in heaven'
2:05
Amelia, Ulrike, Gustavus, Voices
18.
'Rise, great enchantress, speak to us all'
0:44
Ribbing, Horn, Men, Oscar, Gustavus
19.
'Do you see the furious billows abating'
2:53
Gustavus, Oscar, Chorus
20.
'Reckless stranger, your words are defiant'
2:29
Ulrike, Gustavus, Ribbing, Oscar
21.
'Her crazy crystal-gazing'
3:29
Gustavus, Ulrike, Ribbing, Horn, Oscar, Chorus
22.
'One thing you've yet to tell me'
4:09
Gustavus, Ulrike, Oscar, Chorus, Ribbing, Horn, Anckarstroem, Cristian
Act II
23.
[Prelude]
2:04
24.
'Here I am in this place of retribution'
1:25
25.
'When I pluck these dark stems'
4:58
Amelia
26.
'Here at last'
1:22
27.
'You must know that I too have been aching'
4:03
28.
'The sweetest words I ever heard'
3:22
Gustavus, Amelia
29.
'Oh God! Someone is here!'
1:59
Amelia, Gustavus, Anckarstroem
30.
'My friend, I ask you a personal favour'
0:57
Gustavus, Anckarstroem
31.
'Do you hear how the menacing voices'
2:05
Amelia, Anckarstroem, Gustavus
32.
'Stay close to me'
2:20
Anckarstroem, Amelia, Conspirators, Ribbing, Horn
33.
'We interrupt their stolen kisses'
4:40
Ribbing, Horn, Anckarstroem, Amelia, Conspirators
Total time: 78:24
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act III
Scene 1
1.
'Your offence is not forgiven'
2:11
Anckarstroem, Amelia
2.
'I go, but in compassion'
4:22
Amelia, Anckarstroem
3.
'Stand up! I permit you to see your son'
1:59
4.
'Shame on you, who defiled my beloved'
4:05
Anckarstroem
5.
'We are gathered. Now hear me'
1:21
Anckarstroem
6.
'I'm with you'
1:07
7.
'Let us all by our shame be united'
0:48
Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn
8.
'One indulgence I ask of you'
4:01
Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn, Amelia
9.
'So which name has been chosen?'
1:17
Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Amelia, Horn
10.
'Now Oscar may enter'
1:05
Anckarstroem, Oscar, Amelia, Ribbing, Horn
11.
'Ah! I know that something wonderful'
2:52
Oscar, Amelia, Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn
Scene 2
12.
'Perhaps she is safely home now'
2:35
13.
'But if your light is lost to me'
2:36
Gustavus
14.
'Ah! She is there. How can I see her'
1:30
Gustavus, Oscar
Scene 3
15.
'The hall is filled with laughter'
2:10
Chorus, Ribbing, Anckarstroem, Horn, Oscar
16.
'Why are you caring?'
1:59
Oscar
17.
'The hall is filled with laughter'
1:49
Chorus, Anckarstroem, Oscar
18.
'Ah! You are here!. . .'
4:24
Amelia, Gustavus
19.
'This is how I embrace you!'
1:14
Anckarstroem, Gustavus, Amelia, Oscar, Chorus
20.
'She is blameless: as death approaches'
4:20
Gustavus, Amelia, Oscar, Anckarstroem, Chorus, Ribbing, Horn
Total time: 47:54
Solo: Dennis O'Neill tenor - Gustavus III, King of Sweden
Solo: Anthony Michaels-Moore baritone - Count Anckarstroem
Solo: Susan Patterson soprano - Amelia
Solo: Jill Grove mezzo-soprano - Ulrike Arvidson
Solo: Linda Richardson soprano - Oscar
Solo: Christopher Purves baritone - Count Ribbing
Solo: Brindley Sherratt bass - Count Horn
Solo: Roland Wood baritone - Cristian
Solo: Ashley Catling tenor - Amelia's Servant/Lord Chief Justice
Conductor: David Parry
10, 11, 13, 14 & 15 July 2003




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