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Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss

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CHSA 5020
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss
Release Date: October 2003
Genre:
Opera

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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

(1872-1958)

The Poisoned Kiss

115:59
premiere recording
An opera in three acts. Libretto by Evelyn Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Overture
7:09
Act I
2.
No. 2. Opening Chorus: 'Secret are the sounds . . .'
2:43
3.
No. 3. Scena. Gallanthus: 'What's that?'
1:38
4.
No. 4. Scena. Angelica: 'Day is dawning'
5:54
5.
No. 5. Duet. Gallaanthus: 'It's really time . . .'
3:07
6.
No. 6. Ensemble. Hob, Lob and Gob: 'Here we come . . .'
2:24
7.
No. 7. Duet and Chorus. Dipsacus: 'I'm a sorcerer bold'
1:54
8.
No. 8. Duet. Amaryllus: 'It's true I'm inclined . . .'
2:41
9.
No. 9. Ensemble. Tormentilla: 'Hush, lovely cobra'
2:04
10.
Amaryllus: 'Desist, lest you die!'
0:59
11.
No. 10. Duet. Amaaryllus: 'I know we see . . .'
0:10
12.
Amaryllus: 'Blue larkspur in a garden'
3:01
13.
No. 11. Ensemble. Dispacus: 'Who's in my forest?'
0:15
14.
Dispacus: 'North wind, south wind'
1:01
15.
Tormentilla: 'Angelica?'
0:29
16.
Amaryllus and Gallanthus: 'O come to our arms'
2:37
17.
No. 12. Song. Tormentilla: 'O who would be . . .'
2:49
18.
No. 13. Finale. Dipsacus: 'All is ready!'
3:10
Act II
19.
No. 14. Introduction
1:04
20.
No. 15. Chorus: 'Here we come'
1:47
21.
No. 16. Song and Chorus. Angelica and flower girls: 'By all the powers . . .'
3:36
22.
No. 17. Trio. Lob: 'Ho there!'
1:56
23.
No. 18. Duet. Angelica: 'It does not appear . . .'
2:17
24.
No. 19. Trio. Third Medium: 'If you want to escape'
3:02
Total time: 58:03
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act II (continued)
1.
No. 20. Chorus: 'Tormentilla! Tormentilla!'
2:23
2.
No. 21. Song and Duet. Tormentilla: 'There was . . .'
5:40
3.
No. 22. Ensemble. Amaryllus: 'Twas here it bade . . .'
4:08
4.
No. 23. Serenade. Amaryllus: 'Dear love, behold . . .'
3:07
5.
No. 24. Duet. Tormentilla: 'Sleeping or waking'
1:27
6.
Tormentilla: 'You must not kiss me'
4:23
7.
No. 26. Finale. Tormentilla: 'Too dark for me . . .'
2:56
Act III
8.
No. 27. Introduction
1:13
9.
No. 28. Trio. Mediums: 'Behold our mystic . . .'
3:25
10.
No. 29. Ensemble. Empress: 'Monstrous vision!'
1:28
11.
No. 30. Ballad. Empress: 'When I was young . . .'
2:48
12.
No. 31.Ensemble. Empress: 'You can leave us'
0:43
13.
No. 32. Duet. Tormentilla: 'Is my love alive?'
0:28
14.
Empress: 'Love breaks all rules . . .'
3:25
15.
No. 33. Invocation. Empress: 'Imps and Demons'
2:24
16.
No. 34. Ensemble. Empress: 'Come, O gentle powers'
5:36
17.
No. 35. Duet. Empress: 'Can you, can you remember'
2:40
18.
No. 36. Quartet. All: 'Love in a hut . . .'
1:21
19.
No. 37. Sextet. First Medium: 'Horrid monster!'
2:36
20.
No. 38. Duet. Gallanthus: 'It's the proper thing to do'
1:58
21.
No. 39. Finale. Chorus: 'Love has conquered!'
3:31
Total time: 57:56
Cast (in order of appearance)
Solo: Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Angelica
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - Gallanthus
Solo: John Graham-Hall tenor - Hob
Solo: Richard Suart baritone - Gob
Solo: Mark Richardson bass - Lob
Solo: Neal Davies baritone - Dipsacus
Solo: James Gilchrist tenor - Amaryllus
Solo: Janice Watson sloprano - Tormentilla
Solo: Gail Pearson soprano - First Medium
Solo: Helen Williams soprano - Second Medium
Solo: Emer McGilloway mezzo-soprano - Third Medium
Solo: Anne Collins contralto - Empress Persicaria
Chorus of Day and Night Voices, Hobgoblins, Witches and Forest Creatures, Milliners and Messenger Boys, Flower Girls, Lovers
Conductor: Richard Hickox
3-6 January 2003




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