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CHAN 3128
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Release Date: October 2005
Originally recorded in 2005
Composer (1824-1884)
Bedrich Smetana
Solo baritone - Krušina
Neal Davies
Solo mezzo-soprano - Ludmila
Yvonne Howard
Solo soprano - Marenka
Susan Gritton
Solo bass - Toby Mícha
Geoffrey Moses
Solo mezzo-soprano - Háta
Diana Montague
Solo tenor - Vašek
Timothy Robinson
Solo tenor - Jeník
Paul Charles Clarke
Solo bass - Kecal
Peter Rose
Solo tenor - Ringmaster
Robin Leggate
Solo soprano - Esmeralda
Yvette Bonner
Solo Indian
Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Choral
Royal Opera Chorus
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Michael Common
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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BEDRICH SMETANA

(1824-1884)

The Bartered Bride

142:30
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by Karel Sabina, English version by Kit Hesketh-Harvey
1.
Overture
6:28
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Act I
Scene 1
2.
'Time at last for celebration'
4:36
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Chorus
3.
'Why do you look so downcast'
3:27
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Jeník, Marenka, Chorus
Scene 2
4.
'Jeník, what will happen if Mother's right?'
1:18
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Marenka, Jeník
5.
Aria: 'Promise me that you would never'
3:34
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Marenka
6.
'Is it so unfair to want to know'
0:53
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Marenka, Jeník
7.
Duet: 'Such a mother is a blessing'
2:25
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Jeník, Marenka
8.
'Faithful love I vow to you'
3:44
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Marenka, Jeník
Scene 3
9.
'Every detail has been sorted'
5:05
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Kecal, Krušina, Ludmila
10.
'Hold it! Are we not forgetting'
0:59
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Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila
11.
Trio: 'Well, as I told you, he's kind and he's gentle'
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Kecal, Ludmila, Krušina
Scene 4
12.
'Look! She's coming!'
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Kecal, Ludmila, Krušina, Marenka
13.
'Fine then, say what you will'
1:54
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Marenka, Krušina, Ludmila, Kecal
Scene 5 - Finale
14.
Introduction: Polka -
4:33
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'Take your partners for the polka'
Chorus
Act II
Scene 1
15.
'So charge the glasses, lads'
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Chorus, Jeník, Kecal
16.
Furiant
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Scene 2
17.
'Ma. . . Ma. . . My mamma said'
2:19
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Vašek
Scene 3
18.
'Don't say you're the body'
1:29
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Marenka, Vašek
19.
Duet: 'I know there's a girl for you'
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Marenka, Vašek
Scene 4
20.
'I have plenty of others'
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Duet: 'Just a word or two, my friend'
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'Time and time again I encounter men'
3:33
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23.
'Think what it's worth, lad'
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24.
'You'll go home to Moravia?'
3:34
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Kecal, Jeník
Scene 5
25.
'Ah, my friend! Once you learn'
3:50
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Kecal
Scene 6 - Finale
26.
'Come now everyone, gather round'
4:16
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Kecal, Chorus, Jeník, Krušina
Act III
Scene 1
27.
'I'm near now to despairing'
4:01
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Vašek
Scene 2
28.
'Roll up! Roll up ladies and gentlemen!'
2:45
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Ringmaster
29.
Ballet
6:02
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30.
'Oh, it looks so lovely!'
4:53
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Vašek, Esmeralda, Indian, Ringmaster
31.
Duettino: 'Mother doesn't matter, Mother wouldn't care!'
1:44
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Esmeralda, Ringmaster
Scene 3
32.
'Oh, I don't understand it!'
0:57
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Vašek, Hásek, Kecal, Mícha
33.
Quartet: 'What? Dare he? Would he? You do what?'
2:44
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Háta, Mícha, Kecal, Vašek
Scene 4
34.
'No! I don't believe you!'
4:58
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Marenka, Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila, Háta, Mícha
Scene 5
35.
'Oh, Vašek! Don't run away!'
1:14
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Kecal, Vašek, Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Mícha
36.
Sextet: 'Think it over, Marenka, think it through'
3:18
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Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Kecal, Mícha, Marenka
Scene 6
37.
'Oh, but the pain! The burning pain!'
1:49
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38.
'We dreamed upon a moonlit night'
4:33
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Marenka
Scene 7
39.
'Marenka mine, Marenka mine!'
4:31
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Jeník, Marenka
Scene 8
40.
'So then, young man'
1:19
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Kecal, Marenka, Jeník
41.
Trio: 'Be calm, oh my love'
3:37
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Jeník, Marenka, Kecal
Scene 9 - Finale
42.
'Tell us, Marenka, it's all up to you'
1:11
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Chorus, Marenka, Jeník
43.
'It's Jeník! What's he doing here?'
3:40
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Háta, Mícha, Jeník, Kecal, Marenka, Ludmila, Krušina
Scene 10
44.
'Everybody get out of the way!'
3:08
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Two boys, Vašek, Háta, Krušina, Ludmila, Mícha, Marenka, Jeník, Chorus
Solo: Neal Davies baritone - Krušina
Solo: Yvonne Howard mezzo-soprano - Ludmila
Solo: Susan Gritton soprano - Marenka
Solo: Geoffrey Moses bass - Toby Mícha
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Háta
Solo: Timothy Robinson tenor - Vašek
Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Jeník
Solo: Peter Rose bass - Kecal
Solo: Robin Leggate tenor - Ringmaster
Solo: Yvette Bonner soprano - Esmeralda
Solo: Kit Hesketh-Harvey Indian
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
15-21 & 23 December 2004

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BEDRICH SMETANA

(1824-1884)

The Bartered Bride

142:30
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by Karel Sabina, English version by Kit Hesketh-Harvey
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Overture
6:28
Act I
Scene 1
2.
'Time at last for celebration'
4:36
Chorus
3.
'Why do you look so downcast'
3:27
Jeník, Marenka, Chorus
Scene 2
4.
'Jeník, what will happen if Mother's right?'
1:18
Marenka, Jeník
5.
Aria: 'Promise me that you would never'
3:34
Marenka
6.
'Is it so unfair to want to know'
0:53
Marenka, Jeník
7.
Duet: 'Such a mother is a blessing'
2:25
Jeník, Marenka
8.
'Faithful love I vow to you'
3:44
Marenka, Jeník
Scene 3
9.
'Every detail has been sorted'
5:05
Kecal, Krušina, Ludmila
10.
'Hold it! Are we not forgetting'
0:59
Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila
11.
Trio: 'Well, as I told you, he's kind and he's gentle'
3:58
Kecal, Ludmila, Krušina
Scene 4
12.
'Look! She's coming!'
4:52
Kecal, Ludmila, Krušina, Marenka
13.
'Fine then, say what you will'
1:54
Marenka, Krušina, Ludmila, Kecal
Scene 5 - Finale
14.
Introduction: Polka -
4:33
'Take your partners for the polka'
Chorus
Act II
Scene 1
15.
'So charge the glasses, lads'
5:05
Chorus, Jeník, Kecal
16.
Furiant
2:18
Scene 2
17.
'Ma. . . Ma. . . My mamma said'
2:19
Vašek
Scene 3
18.
'Don't say you're the body'
1:29
Marenka, Vašek
19.
Duet: 'I know there's a girl for you'
6:02
Marenka, Vašek
Total time: 65:11
COMPACT DISC TWO
Scene 4
1.
'I have plenty of others'
0:48
2.
Duet: 'Just a word or two, my friend'
2:40
3.
'Time and time again I encounter men'
3:33
4.
'Think what it's worth, lad'
2:04
5.
'You'll go home to Moravia?'
3:34
Kecal, Jeník
Scene 5
6.
'Ah, my friend! Once you learn'
3:50
Kecal
Scene 6 - Finale
7.
'Come now everyone, gather round'
4:16
Kecal, Chorus, Jeník, Krušina
Act III
Scene 1
8.
'I'm near now to despairing'
4:01
Vašek
Scene 2
9.
'Roll up! Roll up ladies and gentlemen!'
2:45
Ringmaster
10.
Ballet
6:02
11.
'Oh, it looks so lovely!'
4:53
Vašek, Esmeralda, Indian, Ringmaster
12.
Duettino: 'Mother doesn't matter, Mother wouldn't care!'
1:44
Esmeralda, Ringmaster
Scene 3
13.
'Oh, I don't understand it!'
0:57
Vašek, Hásek, Kecal, Mícha
14.
Quartet: 'What? Dare he? Would he? You do what?'
2:44
Háta, Mícha, Kecal, Vašek
Scene 4
15.
'No! I don't believe you!'
4:58
Marenka, Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila, Háta, Mícha
Scene 5
16.
'Oh, Vašek! Don't run away!'
1:14
Kecal, Vašek, Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Mícha
17.
Sextet: 'Think it over, Marenka, think it through'
3:18
Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Kecal, Mícha, Marenka
Scene 6
18.
'Oh, but the pain! The burning pain!'
1:49
19.
'We dreamed upon a moonlit night'
4:33
Marenka
Scene 7
20.
'Marenka mine, Marenka mine!'
4:31
Jeník, Marenka
Scene 8
21.
'So then, young man'
1:19
Kecal, Marenka, Jeník
22.
Trio: 'Be calm, oh my love'
3:37
Jeník, Marenka, Kecal
Scene 9 - Finale
23.
'Tell us, Marenka, it's all up to you'
1:11
Chorus, Marenka, Jeník
24.
'It's Jeník! What's he doing here?'
3:40
Háta, Mícha, Jeník, Kecal, Marenka, Ludmila, Krušina
Scene 10
25.
'Everybody get out of the way!'
3:08
Two boys, Vašek, Háta, Krušina, Ludmila, Mícha, Marenka, Jeník, Chorus
Total time: 77:19
Solo: Neal Davies baritone - Krušina
Solo: Yvonne Howard mezzo-soprano - Ludmila
Solo: Susan Gritton soprano - Marenka
Solo: Geoffrey Moses bass - Toby Mícha
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Háta
Solo: Timothy Robinson tenor - Vašek
Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Jeník
Solo: Peter Rose bass - Kecal
Solo: Robin Leggate tenor - Ringmaster
Solo: Yvette Bonner soprano - Esmeralda
Solo: Kit Hesketh-Harvey Indian
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
15-21 & 23 December 2004




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