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Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea

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CHAN 3172
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea
Running Time: 151:11
Release Date: June 2010
Composer (1567-1643)
Claudio Monteverdi
Solo soprano - Fortune
Barbara Walker
Solo soprano - Virtue
Shirley Chapman
Solo soprano - Love
Elizabeth Gale
Solo baritone - Ottone
Tom McDonnell
Solo mezzo-soprano - Poppea
Dame Janet Baker
Solo tenor - Nero
Robert Ferguson
Solo mezzo-soprano - Ottavia
Katherine Pring
Solo bass - Seneca
Clifford Grant
Solo mezzo-soprano - Arnalta
Anne Collins
Solo tenor - Lucano
Emile Belcourt
Solo tenor - Valletto
John Brecknock
Solo soprano - Damigella
Iris Saunders
Solo baritone - Liberto
Norman Welsby
Solo tenor - First soldier
Robin Donald
Solo tenor - Second soldier
John Delaney
Solo bass - Lictor
Anthony Davey
Choral
Chorus of Sadler's Wells Opera
Orchestra
Orchestra of Sadler's Wells Opera
Conductor
Raymond Leppard
Venue
London Coliseum
Genre:
Opera in English
Orchestral & Concertos

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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI

(1567-1643)

The Coronation of Poppea

151:31
Dramma musicale in a Prologue and two acts
Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, English translation by Geoffrey Dunn
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
1.
Sinfonia
2:55
Prologue
2.
'Virtue, go hide yourself away'
7:16
Fortune, Virtue, Love
Scene 1
3.
'Again I'm drawn here'
8:32
Ottone, Soldier 2, Soldier 1
4.
'My lord, do not go yet!'
9:54
Poppea, Nero
Scene 2
5.
'At last my hopes have ended'
6:38
Poppea, Arnalta
Scene 3
6.
'Oh, dishonoured Ottavia!'
7:26
Ottavia, Drusilla
7.
'There stands that most ill-fated lady'
5:43
Seneca, Ottavia, Valletto
8.
'The purple robes of emperors'
8:07
Seneca, Pallas, Athene, Nero
Scene 4
9.
'Did I please you, my lord?'
9:01
Poppea, Nero
Scene 5
10.
'Though Fate allows all others to drink the wine'
8:44
Ottone, Poppea, Drusilla
Scene 6
11.
'I can feel I don't know what'
4:42
Valleto, Damigella
: 79:05
COMPACT DISC TWO
Scene 7
1.
'Solitude, beloved and treasured'
13:55
Seneca, Liberto, Chorus
Act II
Scene 1
2.
Sinfonia -
5:53
'Since old Seneca's dead now'
Nero, Lucano
Scene 2
3.
'You, who received your rank and your honour'
8:57
Ottavia, Ottone, Drusilla
Scene 3
4.
'Since old Seneca's dead now'
9:11
Poppea, Arnalta, Love
5.
'Here I am, here have I come'
3:40
Ottone, Love, Poppea, Arnalta
Scene 4
6.
'Oh happy, happy is Drusilla!'
7:37
Drusilla, Arnalta, Lictor, Nero, Ottone
7.
'My lord, now you have good reason'
5:18
Poppea, Nero
8.
'Think of her, think of my Poppea'
3:39
Arnalta
Scene 5
9.
'Ah, ah, my country'
4:27
Ottavia
Scene 6
10.
Sinfonia -
4:16
'To you, to you Poppea, our Empress'
Chorus
11.
'My beloved'
5:20
Poppea, Nero
: 72:26
Prologue
Solo: Barbara Walker soprano - Fortune
Solo: Shirley Chapman soprano - Virtue
Solo: Elizabeth Gale soprano - Love
Opera
Solo: Tom McDonnell baritone - Ottone
Solo: Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano - Poppea
Solo: Robert Ferguson tenor - Nero
Solo: Katherine Pring mezzo-soprano - Ottavia
Solo: Barbara Walker soprano - Drusilla
Solo: Clifford Grant bass - Seneca
Solo: Anne Collins mezzo-soprano - Arnalta
Solo: Emile Belcourt tenor - Lucano
Solo: John Brecknock tenor - Valletto
Solo: Iris Saunders soprano - Damigella
Solo: Norman Welsby baritone - Liberto
Solo: Robin Donald tenor - First soldier
Solo: John Delaney tenor - Second soldier
Solo: Anthony Davey bass - Lictor
Solo: Shirley Chapman soprano - Pallas Athene
Choral: Chorus of Sadler's Wells Opera
Orchestra: Orchestra of Sadler's Wells Opera
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
broadcast on 27 November 1971




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