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Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (Highlights)

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CHAN 3156
 
Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (Highlights)
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
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
Bonus tracks
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
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
Conductor: Brad Cohen
10-12 September 2007




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