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Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (Highlights)

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CHAN 3156
 
Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (Highlights)
Running Time: 78:49
Release Date: September 2008
Originally recorded in 2007
Composer (1838-1875)
Georges Bizet
Solo baritone - Zurga
Simon Keenlyside
Solo tenor - Nadir
Barry Banks
Solo soprano - Leïla
Rebecca Evans
Solo bass - Nourabad
Alastair Miles
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
Brad Cohen
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer (Executive)
Brian Couzens
Producer
Rachel Smith
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Peter Newble
Genre:
Opera in English

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GEORGES BIZET

(1838-1875)
highlights from

The Pearl Fishers

79:00
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré
English translation by David Parry
from Act I
1.
Prelude
1:54
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No. 1a, Introductioin
2.
'At the break of day with the waves at play'
3:32
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Chorus
No. 1b, Scene and Chorus
3.
'My friends, yoiu must delay your dances'
4:03
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Zurga, Chorus, Nadir
No. 1 c, Recitative and Chorus reprise
4.
'Stay here and live with us, Nadir'
2:14
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Zurga, Nadir, Chorus
No. 2a, Recitative
5.
'At last I have found you again!'
2:37
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Zurga, Nadir
No. 2b, Duet
6.
'Then from the holy shrine'
7:11
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Nadir, Zurga
No. 4a, Recitative
7.
'Hearing her voice my soul is a cauldron of passion!'
1:24
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Nadir
No. 4b, Romance
8.
'Again her voice will haunt me'
3:11
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No. 5, Air and Chorus
9.
'Brahma the god, sovereign of the world'
5:31
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Leïla, Chorus, Nadir
from Act II
No. 7, Recitative and Cavatina
10.
'I am alone here in the night'
6:50
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Leïla
No. 8, Chanson
11.
'My love was weeping while she was sleeping'
1:53
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No. 9, Duo
12.
'Leïla! Leïla!'
6:49
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Nadir, Leïla
from Act III
No. 11, Entr'acte, Recitative and Air
13.
'The storm has run its course'
6:22
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Zurga
No. 12a, Recitative
14.
'(She is here! My heart… is pounding…)'
1:07
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Zurga, Leïla
No. 12b, Duo
15.
'(I would speak, but I cannot)'
10:03
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Leïla, Zurga, Chorus
No. 14, Scene and Duo
16.
'Spirits of dreaful night'
4:46
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Nourabad, Chorus, Nadir, Leïla
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No. 15, Trio (posthumous ending)
17.
'Sacred light of being'
4:03
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Leïla, Nadir, Zurga
No. 2b, Duet (posthumous ending)
18.
'Then from the holy shrine'
5:19
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Nadir, Zurga
Solo: Simon Keenlyside baritone - Zurga
Solo: Barry Banks tenor - Nadir
Solo: Rebecca Evans soprano - Leïla
Solo: Alastair Miles bass - Nourabad
Choral: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Brad Cohen
10-12 September 2007

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GEORGES BIZET

(1838-1875)
highlights from

The Pearl Fishers

79:00
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré
English translation by David Parry
from Act I
1.
Prelude
1:54
No. 1a, Introductioin
2.
'At the break of day with the waves at play'
3:32
Chorus
No. 1b, Scene and Chorus
3.
'My friends, yoiu must delay your dances'
4:03
Zurga, Chorus, Nadir
No. 1 c, Recitative and Chorus reprise
4.
'Stay here and live with us, Nadir'
2:14
Zurga, Nadir, Chorus
No. 2a, Recitative
5.
'At last I have found you again!'
2:37
Zurga, Nadir
No. 2b, Duet
6.
'Then from the holy shrine'
7:11
Nadir, Zurga
No. 4a, Recitative
7.
'Hearing her voice my soul is a cauldron of passion!'
1:24
Nadir
No. 4b, Romance
8.
'Again her voice will haunt me'
3:11
No. 5, Air and Chorus
9.
'Brahma the god, sovereign of the world'
5:31
Leïla, Chorus, Nadir
from Act II
No. 7, Recitative and Cavatina
10.
'I am alone here in the night'
6:50
Leïla
No. 8, Chanson
11.
'My love was weeping while she was sleeping'
1:53
No. 9, Duo
12.
'Leïla! Leïla!'
6:49
Nadir, Leïla
from Act III
No. 11, Entr'acte, Recitative and Air
13.
'The storm has run its course'
6:22
Zurga
No. 12a, Recitative
14.
'(She is here! My heart… is pounding…)'
1:07
Zurga, Leïla
No. 12b, Duo
15.
'(I would speak, but I cannot)'
10:03
Leïla, Zurga, Chorus
No. 14, Scene and Duo
16.
'Spirits of dreaful night'
4:46
Nourabad, Chorus, Nadir, Leïla
Bonus tracks
No. 15, Trio (posthumous ending)
17.
'Sacred light of being'
4:03
Leïla, Nadir, Zurga
No. 2b, Duet (posthumous ending)
18.
'Then from the holy shrine'
5:19
Nadir, Zurga
Solo: Simon Keenlyside baritone - Zurga
Solo: Barry Banks tenor - Nadir
Solo: Rebecca Evans soprano - Leïla
Solo: Alastair Miles bass - Nourabad
Choral: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Brad Cohen
10-12 September 2007




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