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Beethoven: Opera - 'Fidelio'

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CHAN 3123
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Beethoven: Opera - 'Fidelio'
Release Date: May 2005
Originally recorded in 2004
Composer (1770-1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Solo bass -Rocco
Robert Lloyd
Solo soprano - Marzellina
Rebecca Evans
Solo tenor - Jaquino
Peter Wedd
Solo bass-baritone - Don Pizarro
Pavlo Hunka
Solo bass - Don Fernando & Second prisoner
Christopher Purves
Solo tenor - Florestan
Richard Margison
Solo soprano - Leonora
Christine Brewer
Solo tenor - First prisoner
Ashley Catling
Conductor
David Parry
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Michael Common
Engineer (Assistant)
John Benton
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

(1770-1827)

Fidelio

111:00
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Joseph von Sonnleithner,with revisions by Stephan von Breuning and Georg Treitschke, after Jean-Nicolas Bouilly's Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal
English translation by David Pountney
1.
Overture
6:31
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Act I
Scene 1
2.
No. 1 Duet: 'These people could drive you berserk'
4:55
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Jaquino, Marzellina, Rocco
3.
No. 2 Aria: 'If only we could marry today'
4:31
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Marzellina, Rocco, Leonora
4.
No. 3 Quartet: 'A wonder, clear and pure'
4:34
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Marzellina, Leonora, Rocco, Jaquino
5.
No. 4 Aria: 'If you don't save up your money'
3:35
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Rocco, Leonora, Marzellina
6.
No. 5 Trio: 'Good, that's the stuff!. . .'
5:51
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Rocco, Leonora, Marzellina
Scene 2
7.
No. 6 March -
1:45
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Dialogue: 'This handwriting seems familiar'
Pizarro
8.
No. 7 Aria with choir: 'Ah! This is ecstasy!'
3:24
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Pizarro, Chorus of sentries
9.
No. 8 Duet: 'Now, Warder, listen!'
5:20
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Pizarro, Rocco
10.
No. 9 Recitative and Aria: 'Vile murderer! Sadistic swine!'
1:56
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11.
'Come hope, you faint and distant star'
5:12
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Leonora
12.
Dialogue: 'But Marzellina. . .'
0:45
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Jaquino, Marzellina, Rocco, Leonora
13.
No. 10 Finale: 'Oh, what delight to breathe the air'
7:38
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Chorus, First prisoner, Second prisoner
14.
'What did he say?'
2:20
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Leonora, Rocco
15.
'Let's down to work, for time is pressing'
2:36
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Rocco, Leonora
16.
'Oh father, do be quick!'
0:41
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Marzellina, Rocco, Jaquino, Leonora
17.
'Presumptuous idiot, who are you to take such a liberty'
1:43
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Pizarro, Rocco
18.
'Farewell, the warm and radiant light'
4:19
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Chorus of Prisoners, Marzellina, Leonora, Jaquino, Pizarro, Rocco
Act II
Scene 1
19.
No. 11 Introduction and Aria: Introduction
3:14
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20.
Aria: 'God! The darkest hours'
1:51
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21.
'In the spring of youthful promise'
4:52
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Florestan
22.
No. 12 Melodrama and Duet: 'How cold it is in these dungeons'
1:51
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Leonora, Rocco
23.
'Now bend your back, let's see you working'
5:00
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Rocco, Leonora, Florestan
24.
No. 13 Trio: 'In a better world, they surely shall applaud you'
6:13
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Florestan, Rocco, Leonora, Pizarro
25.
No. 14 Quartet: 'You perish!'
4:44
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Pizarro, Florestan, Leonora, Rocco, Jaquino
26.
No. 15 Duet: 'Oh joy beyond all understanding'
2:48
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Leonora, Florestan
Scene 2
27.
No. 16 Finale: 'Hear! Hear! Hear how the world wildly rejoices'
2:03
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Chorus of People
28.
'My noble sovereign's will and order'
4:09
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Fernando, Chorus of people and prisoners, Rocco, Pizzaro, Leonora, Marzellina
29.
'Oh God, oh God, what ecstasy!'
2:52
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Chorus, Leonora, Marzellina, Florestan, Fernando, Rocco
30.
'Let our voices tell the story'
3:39
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Chorus, Florestan, Leonora, Rocco, Marzellina, Jaquino, Fernando
Solo: Robert Lloyd bass -Rocco
Solo: Rebecca Evans soprano - Marzellina
Solo: Peter Wedd tenor - Jaquino
Solo: Pavlo Hunka bass-baritone - Don Pizarro
Solo: Christopher Purves bass - Don Fernando & Second prisoner
Solo: Richard Margison tenor - Florestan
Solo: Christine Brewer soprano - Leonora
Solo: Ashley Catling tenor - First prisoner
Orchestra: The Philharmonia
Conductor: David Parry
21-25 August 2004

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

(1770-1827)

Fidelio

111:00
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Joseph von Sonnleithner,with revisions by Stephan von Breuning and Georg Treitschke, after Jean-Nicolas Bouilly's Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal
English translation by David Pountney
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Overture
6:31
Act I
Scene 1
2.
No. 1 Duet: 'These people could drive you berserk'
4:55
Jaquino, Marzellina, Rocco
3.
No. 2 Aria: 'If only we could marry today'
4:31
Marzellina, Rocco, Leonora
4.
No. 3 Quartet: 'A wonder, clear and pure'
4:34
Marzellina, Leonora, Rocco, Jaquino
5.
No. 4 Aria: 'If you don't save up your money'
3:35
Rocco, Leonora, Marzellina
6.
No. 5 Trio: 'Good, that's the stuff!. . .'
5:51
Rocco, Leonora, Marzellina
Scene 2
7.
No. 6 March -
1:45
Dialogue: 'This handwriting seems familiar'
Pizarro
8.
No. 7 Aria with choir: 'Ah! This is ecstasy!'
3:24
Pizarro, Chorus of sentries
9.
No. 8 Duet: 'Now, Warder, listen!'
5:20
Pizarro, Rocco
10.
No. 9 Recitative and Aria: 'Vile murderer! Sadistic swine!'
1:56
11.
'Come hope, you faint and distant star'
5:12
Leonora
12.
Dialogue: 'But Marzellina. . .'
0:45
Jaquino, Marzellina, Rocco, Leonora
13.
No. 10 Finale: 'Oh, what delight to breathe the air'
7:38
Chorus, First prisoner, Second prisoner
14.
'What did he say?'
2:20
Leonora, Rocco
15.
'Let's down to work, for time is pressing'
2:36
Rocco, Leonora
16.
'Oh father, do be quick!'
0:41
Marzellina, Rocco, Jaquino, Leonora
17.
'Presumptuous idiot, who are you to take such a liberty'
1:43
Pizarro, Rocco
18.
'Farewell, the warm and radiant light'
4:19
Chorus of Prisoners, Marzellina, Leonora, Jaquino, Pizarro, Rocco
Total time: 67:40
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act II
Scene 1
1.
No. 11 Introduction and Aria: Introduction
3:14
2.
Aria: 'God! The darkest hours'
1:51
3.
'In the spring of youthful promise'
4:52
Florestan
4.
No. 12 Melodrama and Duet: 'How cold it is in these dungeons'
1:51
Leonora, Rocco
5.
'Now bend your back, let's see you working'
5:00
Rocco, Leonora, Florestan
6.
No. 13 Trio: 'In a better world, they surely shall applaud you'
6:13
Florestan, Rocco, Leonora, Pizarro
7.
No. 14 Quartet: 'You perish!'
4:44
Pizarro, Florestan, Leonora, Rocco, Jaquino
8.
No. 15 Duet: 'Oh joy beyond all understanding'
2:48
Leonora, Florestan
Scene 2
9.
No. 16 Finale: 'Hear! Hear! Hear how the world wildly rejoices'
2:03
Chorus of People
10.
'My noble sovereign's will and order'
4:09
Fernando, Chorus of people and prisoners, Rocco, Pizzaro, Leonora, Marzellina
11.
'Oh God, oh God, what ecstasy!'
2:52
Chorus, Leonora, Marzellina, Florestan, Fernando, Rocco
12.
'Let our voices tell the story'
3:39
Chorus, Florestan, Leonora, Rocco, Marzellina, Jaquino, Fernando
Total time: 43:20
Solo: Robert Lloyd bass -Rocco
Solo: Rebecca Evans soprano - Marzellina
Solo: Peter Wedd tenor - Jaquino
Solo: Pavlo Hunka bass-baritone - Don Pizarro
Solo: Christopher Purves bass - Don Fernando & Second prisoner
Solo: Richard Margison tenor - Florestan
Solo: Christine Brewer soprano - Leonora
Solo: Ashley Catling tenor - First prisoner
Orchestra: The Philharmonia
Conductor: David Parry
21-25 August 2004




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