Alan Opie

Biography

Born: March 22, 1945; Redruth, Cornwall, England  
In a nation boasting several excellent lyric baritones, Alan Opie stands apart for his large, incisive voice, handsome in sound and sufficiently generous in scale for the rigors of Verdi's heaviest baritone creations. In addition to his exceptional voice, Opie is an actor of compelling authority in a wide range of roles, stretching from a gallery of Britten portraits to Mozart's Figaro and Don Alfonso. He has been a fulcrum for Chandos Records' Read more Opera in English series. After studying at the Guildhall School of Music and the London Opera Centre, Opie made his professional debut as Papageno, sung with the Sadler's Wells Opera in Liverpool. The following year he made his American debut at Santa Fe, singing Rochefort in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. In 1971, he sang Sid in Albert Herring at the Wexford Festival and in 1972, he became a member of the English Opera Group. In 1973 he was engaged by the English National Opera and began a lengthy relationship with that company. His first appearance at Covent Garden in 1971 was in a minor part, but he quickly moved into major roles. Subsequently, he was heard in the leading houses of Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Milan (La Scala), Munich, Paris, and Vienna, and at the Bayreuth and Glyndebourne festivals. For his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1994, he sang Balstrode in Peter Grimes, a role he later recorded and for which he received a Grammy. The same role brought him back to the Vienna State Opera, where his 1999 debut as Beckmesser had generated acclaim. The latter role brought Opie another Grammy for his participation in Solti's second recording of Die Meistersinger taped during concert performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 1998, his vivid Falstaff at the English National Opera brought a nomination for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. Aside from opera appearances, Opie has been heard in concert in many of the world's most important venues. An often-recorded artist, Opie has committed to disc many of his most prominent roles. Among these are -- aside from the aforementioned Balstrode and Beckmesser -- Sid in Albert Herring, Cecil in Gloriana, Diomede in Walton's Troilus and Cressida, and a long list of Italian roles sung in English translation, including Ernani, Rigoletto, Tonio, Count di Luna (splendidly sung), and Enrico. Read less

Biography

Born: March 22, 1945; Redruth, Cornwall, England  
In a nation boasting several excellent lyric baritones, Alan Opie stands apart for his large, incisive voice, handsome in sound and sufficiently generous in scale for the rigors of Verdi's heaviest baritone creations. In addition to his exceptional voice, Opie is an actor of compelling authority in a wide range of roles, stretching from a gallery of Britten portraits to Mozart's Figaro and Don Alfonso. He has been a fulcrum for Chandos Records' Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Introduction: There Is a Wondrous Book (Chorus, Bass, Soprano, Tenor)
Summon now the God of Thunder (Bass)
The Challenge of Thor (Chorus)
King Olaf's Return (Tenor)
Recitative: Tell How Olaf Bore the Cross (Bass)
The Conversion: King Olaf's Prows at Nidaros (Chorus)
The Conversion: Behold Me, My People (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
The Conversion: As Leaps the Lights of Winter (Chorus, Bass)
The Conversion: Then o'er the Blood-stained Hog-stone (Chorus, Tenor)
Recitative: Now the Child of Ironbeard Dead (Bass)
Gudrun (Soprano, Chorus, Tenor)
Recitative: How the Wraith of Odin Old (Bass)
The Wraith of Odin (Chorus)
Recitative: Sisters, Sing Ye Now the Song (Bass)
Sigrid: Sigrid Sits in Her High Abode (Chorus)
Sigrid: Sigrid, Hail! With Royal Hand (Tenor, Soprano, Chorus)
Recitative: Hark! She Flies From Wendland Forth (Bass)
Thyri (Chorus)
Duet: The Gray Land Breaks to Lively Green (Soprano)
Duet: Thyri, My Beloved (Tenor, Soprano)
Recitative: After Queen Gunhild's Death (Chorus)
The Death of Olaf (Chorus)
Epilogue: In the Convent of Drontheim (Chorus)
Epilogue: It Is Accepted (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Epilogue: Stronger Than Steel (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Scene 1: Within Sylene's walls no sound is heard
Scene 1: The women of Sylene rend their hair
Scene 1: Forth from the palace, beautiful as day
Scene 1: O calm your hearts
Scene 2: Without a fear beside the dragon's tarn
Scene 2: Hark! 'tis the ringing hoof of steed
Scene 2: Loud cry the people
Epilogue: It comes from the misty ages
Introduction
Act I Scene 1: Duet: Click, clack, click, clack (Simon, Joan)
Act I Scene 1: Chorus with Solos: Hobble, hobble, now we've caught her (Chorus, Joan, Simon)
Act I Scene 1: Semi-Chorus: Maidens and men of Mirlemont town (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Prayer: Dear Mary Mother, unto thee I bring (Laine)
Act I Scene 1: Quartet: Who stands within? (Simon, Joan, Devil, Laine)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative and Song: Since it dwelt in that rock whose hallowed crest (Devil)
Act I Scene 1: Appearance of Laine
Act I Scene 1: Change of Scene
Act I Scene 2: Full Chorus: The bells are ringing o'er Mirlemont town (Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Full Chorus: Maidens and men of Mirlemont town (Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Duet: My name is crazy Jacqueline (Jacqueline, Devil)
Act I Scene 2: The bells are ringing o'er Mirlemont town (Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Scene: Know ye all, both great and small (Nicholas, Philip)
Act I Scene 2: Scene: I am Loyse from St. Denis (Loyse, Chorus, Saida, Philip, Nicholas)
Act I Scene 2: Scene: In the hills beyond Florennes (Isabeau, Chorus, Saida, Devil, Philip, Nicholas)
Act I Scene 2: Scene: I am Barbe of Bovigny (Barbe, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Finale: Go, bring forth old Simon's daughter! (Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Finale: By Our Lady, she is fair! (Philip, Chorus, Nicholas, Saida)
Act I Scene 2: Finale: Oh, turn thine eyes away (Saida, Philip, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Finale: In vain ye plead, some magic spell enthralls him! (Saida, Guntran, Devil, Chorus, Joan, Simon, Philip)
Act I Scene 2: Finale: I can but tell I knelt and prayed (Laine, Philip, Chorus)
Act III Scene 1: Change of Scene
Act III Scene 2: Chorus and Dance: O'er Mirlemont city the banners are flying (Chorus)
Act III Scene 2: Exit of Guntran and Crowd
Act III Scene 2: Finale: Hail to the lord of our land! (Chorus, Guntran, Joan, Laine, Simon, Jacqueline, Philip, Devil)
When boughs are green in April (Louis, Alison) -
When rainbows follow flying showers (Alison) -
Piggy, piggy, piggy! (Father Philippe, Alison) -
Someone is coming! (Alison, Father Philippe, Pierre) -
Before that I was twenty (Pierre, Father Philippe, Alison) -
Learned? Comely? (Father Philippe, Pierre, Alison) -
Heigho, a pretty knave! (Alison, Father Philippe) -
He'll lie all day in the sun (Louis, Pierre, Alison) -
As I was walking here to-day (Pierre, Louis, Alison)
I. Lento
II. Allegro vivo
III. Meno mosso, con tenerezza
IV. Allegro ritmico
Part I: O Du mein Wille! (Chorus)
Part I: Erhebt eure Herzen (Baritone)
Part I: In dein Auge schaute ich jungst (Chorus, Tenor, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone)
Part I: Wehe mir! (Baritone, Chorus)
Part I: Nacht ist es (Chorus, Baritone)
Part II: Auf den Bergen -
Part II: Herauf! nun herauf (Chorus, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor)
Part II: Susse Leier! (Baritone)
Prelude -
Idyll: Once I passed through a populous city (Baritone, Soprano)
Overture
Act I: Cavatina: In dreams of endless pleasure (Languir per una bella) (Lindoro)
Act I: Duet: When U choose a girl to marry (Se inclinassi a prender moglie) (Lindoro, Mustafa)
Act I: Cavatina: Fate is cruel! (Quanta sorte!) (Isabella, Chorus)
Act I: Duet: From the buffets of misfortune (Ai capricci della sorte) (Isabella, Taddeo)
Act I: Aria: I am filled in an exquisite fashion (Gia d'insolito ardore nel petto) (Mustafa)
Act I: Finale: We salute you, oh master of women (Viva, viva il flagel delle donne) (Chorus, Haly, Mustafa)
Act I: Oh, how amusing! (Oh! Che muso, che figura!) (Isabella, Mustafa)
Act I: Please tell me where my niece is (Vo' star con mia nipote) (Taddeo, Haly, Mustafa, Isabella)
Act I: Though we must part from you (Pria di dividerci da voi, Signore) (Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Isabella, Mustafa, Haly, Taddeo)
Act I: Tell me, who is this woman? (Dite: che e quella femmina) (Isabella, Mustafa, Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Haly, Chorus)
Act II: Aria: All this shouting makes my head ache (Ho un gran peso sulla testa) (Taddeo, Chorus)
Act II: Cavatina: Sweetest treasure, dearest pleasure (Per lui che adoro) (Isabella, Mustafa, Taddeo, Lindoro)
Act II: Trio: Sugar-daddy! How delightful! (Pappataci! Che mai sento!) (Mustafa, Lindoro, Taddeo)
Act II: Rondo: Think of your country (Pensa alla patria, e intrepido) (Isabella, Chorus)
Act I: Prelude
Act I Scene 1: You've got your maps there? (Coyle, Lechmere, Owen)
Act I Scene 1: Sir, I can't go through with it (Owen, Coyle)
Act I Scene 1: Straight out of school they come to me (Coyle) - Interlude
Act I Scene 2: At last it's out. No doubt old Coyle will rage (Owen, Miss Wingrave, Coyle) - Interlude II: Was is the stateman's game (Owen)
Act I Scene 3: Your sherry, Mrs. Coyle (Lechmere, Mrs. Coyle, Coyle, Owen)
Act I Scene 3: Owen, you can't mean it - it's mad, it's your whole life (Lechmere, Owen) - Interlude III
Act I Scene 4: Oh, how unforeseen (Mrs. Julian, Kate, Miss Wingrave)
Act I Scene 4: And now, to face them, all of them, the living and the dead (Owen, Mrs. Julian, Kate, Miss Wingrave)
Act I Scene 4: Sirrah! How dare you! (Sir Philip, Kate) - Scene 5: How dare you! (Miss Wingrave, Kate, Sir Philip, Mrs. Julian)
Act I Scene 6: Coyle, I wish I had not come. It's horrible! (Mrs. Coyle, Coyle)
Act I Scene 6: Ah! Owen! (Mrs. Coyle, Coyle, Owen, Lechmere) - Interlude IV
Act I Scene 7: May God bless the Queen, and this house (Sir Philip, Mrs. Coyle, Kate, Miss Wingrave, Lechmere, Owen, Mrs. Julian)
Act I Scene 1: My mind beats on (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 1: Who's that? (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 1: I have always kept a close watch over my development (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 2: Hey there, hey there, you! (Youths)
Act I Scene 2: Overture
Act I Scene 3: Ah Serenissima! (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 3: Mysterious gondola (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 4: We are delighted to greet the Signore (Hotel Manager)
Act I Scene 4: So I am led to Venice once again (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 4: The Lido is so charming, is it not? (Hotel Guests)
Act I Scene 4: How does such beauty come about? (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 5: The wind is from the West (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 5: Le bele fragole (Strawberry Seller)
Act I Scene 5: Ah, how peaceful to contemplate the sea (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 5: Adziu, Adziu! (Chorus)
Act I Scene 5: As one who strives to create beauty (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 6: Aou'! Stagando, aou'! (Gondolier)
Act I Scene 6: Naturally Signore, I understand (Hotel Manager)
Act I Scene 6: There you are, Signore, just in time (Hotel Porter)
Act I Scene 6: I am become like one of my early heroes (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 6: A thousand apologies to the Signore (Hotel Manager)
Act I Scene 7: Beneath a dazzling sky the sea ... (Chorus of Hotel Guests)
Act I Scene 7: No boy, but Phoebus of the golden hair (Chorus)
Act I Scene 7: See where Hyacinthus plays (Chorus)
Act I Scene 7: Phaedrus learned what beauty is (Chorus)
Act II Scene 17: Ah, no! (Aschenbach)
Prelude
"Da zu dir der Heiland kam"
"Verweilt! - Ein Wort"
Da wär der Ritter ja am rechten Ort
"David! Was stehst?"
"Mein Herr! Der Singer Meisterschlag"
"Der Meister Tön und Weisen"
Aller End' ist doch David der Allergescheit'st
"Seid meiner Treue wohl versehen"
Gott grüss' euch, Meister!
Beliebt's, wir schreiten zum Merkerwahl
Das heisst ein Wort, ein Wort ein Mann!
"Verzeiht, vielleicht schon ginget ihr zu weit"
Wohl Meister! Zur Tagesordnung kehrt
"Am stillen Herd"
"Nun, Meister! Wenn's gefällt"
"Was Euch zum Liede Richt und Schnur"
Fanget an!- So rief der Lenz in den Wald
Seid ihr nun fertig?
"Halt Meister! Nicht so geeilt!"
Doch wird's wohl jetzt mir kund
"Johannistag! Johannistag!"
Was giebt's? Treff' dich wieder am Schlag?
Nicht doch, 's ist mild und labend
"Was duftet doch der Flieder"
"Gut'n Abend, Meister!"
Könnt's ein Witwer nicht gelingen?
"Das dacht ich wohl"
"Da ist er!"
Hört, ihr Leut, und laßt euch sagen
"Jerum! Jerum!"
Mich schmerzt das Lied, ich weiß nicht wie
Was das eu'r Lied?
"Den Tag seh' ich erscheinen"
Zum Teufel mit dir, verdammter Kerl!
Prelude
"Gleich, Meister! Hier!"
Blumen und Bänder seh ich dort?
"Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!"
"Grüß Gott, mein Junker"
Mein Freund, in holder Jugendzeit
"Morgenlich leuchtend"
Das nenn' ich mir ein Abgesang!
"Ein Werbelied! Von Sachs!"
Sie da, Herr Schreiber: auch am Morgen
"Das Gedicht? Hier ließ ich's"
So ganz boshaft doch keinen ich fand
Immer schustern, das ist nun mein Los
"Hat man mit dem Schuhwerk"
"Mein Kind, von Tristan und Isolde"
"Die "selige Morgentraum-Deutweise""
"Sankt Krispin, lobet ihn!"
Als Nürnberg belagert war
Hungersnot! Hungersnot!
"Ihr tanzt"
Die Meistersinger! Die Meistersinger!
"Wacht auf! Es nahet gen den Tag"
"Euch macht ihr's leicht"
O Sachs, mein Freund
"Morgen ich leuchte"
Heimlich mir graut
"Morgenlich leuchtend"
Den Zeugen, denk es, wählt ich gut
"Verachtet mir die Meister nicht"
Part 1: Scene 1: Prelude
Part 1: Scene 1: Introductory Chorus: Through the park and the woods that surround it (Normanno, Chorus)
Part 1: Scene 2: Scene: You seem unhappy (Normanno, Enrico, Raimondo)
Part 1: Scene 2: Cavatina: Trembling, I feel the horror (Enrico, Normanno, Raimondo)
Part 1: Scene 3: Your suspicions are confirmed now (Normanno, Enrico, Raimondo, Chorus)
Part 1: Scene 3: All in vain do you try (Enrico, Raimondo, Chorus)
Part 1: Scene 4: Introduction
Part 1: Scene 4: He is not here yet! ... (Lucia, Alisa)
Part 1: Scene 4: In deepest night a silence reigned (Lucia, Alisa)
Part 1: Scene 4: When, in the burning ecstasy (Lucia, Alisa)
Part 1: Scene 4: Scene: Here is Edgardo ... (Alisa, Edgardo, Lucia)
Part 1: Scene 4: Duet: Pray remember that my father (Edgardo, Lucia)
Part 1: Scene 4: Let us swear to love for ever (Edgardo, Lucia)
Part 1: Scene 4: Imagine when the breezes sigh (Lucia, Edgardo)
Part 2: Act I Scene 1: Scene: Lucia is coming to you soon (Normanno, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Come here to me, Lucia (Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Duet: In my eyes, as I approach you (Lucia, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Duet: In secret I suffered the loneliness (Lucia, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: What is that? (Lucia, Enrico)
Part 2: Act I Scene 2: Your refusal will destroy me (Enrico, Lucia)
Part 2: Act I Scene 3: Scene and Aria: At last! (Lucia, Raimondo)
Part 2: Act I Scene 3: Ah! Listen, listen to friendly guidance (Raimondo, Lucia)
Part 2: Act I Scene 3: In making such a sacrifice (Raimondo, Lucia)
Part I: Prelude
Part I: To living ... Let's drink (Bandits)
Part I: My friends, I'm very grateful (Ernani)
Part I: Just as the gentle rain from Heav'n (Ernani)
Part I: We must save her ... (Ernani, Bandits)
Part I: In our exile, in our sorrow - Elvira I adore you (Ernani)
Part I: Darkness has fallen, and Silva's not returned yet! (Elvira)
Part I: Ernani! Ernani, rescue me (Elvira)
Part I: All Spanish girls will envy you (Ladies-in-waiting)
Part I: How sweet of you to share with me (Elvira)
Part I: I despise all that I'm offered (Elvira, Ladies-in-waiting)
Part I: I wish to see her directly (Carlo, Giovanna, Elvira)
Part I: Since the day when first I saw you (Carlo, Elvira)
Part I: Do not argue ... You'll be mine ... (Carlo, Elvira, Ernani)
Part I: You're Ernani! At once I despise you (Carlo, Ernani, Elvira)
Part I: How could this happen? (Silva)
Part I: I've been cheated, for I believed her (Silva)
Part I: My name has been dishonoured (Silva)
Part I: As long as I can hold a sword (Silva, Knights)
Part I: Outside, now! (Silva, Ernani, Carlo, Jago, Riccardo)
Part I: Look at how that good old soldier (Carlo, Riccardo, Silva, Jago, Giovanna, Chorus, Ernani, Elvira)
Part I: Ah! Forgive me sire, I beg you (Silva, Carlo, Elvira, Ernani, Riccardo, Giovanna, Ladies-in-waiting, Chorus)
Part II: Let's enjoy this, and give in to pleasure (Silva's courtiers)
Part II: Jago, admit the pilgrim here directly (Silva, Ernani, Elvira)
Part II: More gold than you could desire is yours (Ernani, Elvira, Silva)
Part II: Within this fortress every guest (Silva)
Part II: Such treachery! (Ernani, Elvira)
Part II: You've betrayed me (Silva, Jago, Ernani)
Part II: No, my vengeance won't be hurried (Silva, Elvira, Ernani)
Part II: Dear Cousin, why so defensive? (Carlo, Silva)
Part II: We'll discover, reckless gambler (Carlo, Silva)
Part II: We've gone all over the fortress (Cavaliers, Carlo, Elvira, Silva)
Part II: Come with me and let me spoil you (Carlo, Riccardo, Cavaliers, Giovanna, Ladies-in-waiting, Elvira, Silva)
Part II: Even if Heaven watches over you (Silva, Ernani, Silva's men)
Part II: Bring your horses and fetch all your weapons (Ernani, Silva, Silva's men)
Part III: You're sure they'll meet here? (Carlo, Riccardo)
Part III: Great Heavens! (Carlo)
Part III: When I was young and trusting (Carlo)
Part III: Ad Augusta! (Conspirators, Ernani, Silva, Jago)
Part III: We're brothers! - Let the Lion of Castile awaken (All)
Part III: What is happening? (Conspirators, Carlo, Riccardo, Ernani, Elvira)
Part III: Charlemagne inspire me (Carlo, Silva)
Part IV: How happy together are both wife and husband (Guests)
Part IV: Now all is quiet (Ernani, Elvira, Silva)
Part IV: I've suffered, alone in misery (Ernani, Silva, Elvira)
Part IV: Elvira! Elvira! (Ernani, Elvira)
Part I Scene 1: The Duel ? Introductory Chorus and Aria: Wake up, there, wake up, there! (Ferrando, Servants, Soldiers)
Part I Scene 1: Cavatina: Narrative: Heav'n had giv'n my old master (Ferrando, Soldiers, Servants, Chorus)
Part I Scene 2: Recitative and Aria: Come, wait no longer (Inez, Leonora)
Part I Scene 2: Cavatina: The stars shone in the heav'ns above (Leonora, Inez)
Part I Scene 2: Cabaletta: No words can tell the measure (Leonora, Inez)
Part I Scene 2: Recitative: How still the night is (Count di Luna)
Part I Scene 2: Romance: The Troubadour! The madman! - Though naught on earth is left me (Count di Luna, Manrico, Leonora)
Part I Scene 2: Trio: Who's speaking? (Leonora, Count di Luna, Manrico)
Part I Scene 2: Jealous fury and slighted passion (Count di Luna, Leonora, Manrico)
Part II Scene 1: Chorus of Gipsies: See how the shadowy clouds are flying (Chorus)
Part II Scene 1: Canzone: Fierce flames are raging (Azucena, Gipsies, Manrico, Chorus)
Part II Scene 1: Narrative: They brought her, fettered and pow'rless (Azucena, Manrico)
Part II Scene 1: Duet: As we struggled he stumbled before me (Manrico, Azucena, Messenger)
Part II Scene 1: You are still too weak to venture (Azucena, Manrico)
Part II Scene 2: Recitative: All is deserted (Count di Luna, Ferrando)
Part II Scene 2: Aria: In the stars that shine above me (Count di Luna, Ferrando)
Part II Scene 2: The hour has come, no more delay (Ferrando, Chorus of Retainers, Retainers, Count di Luna)
Part II Scene 2: Here in this world of sorrow (Nuns, Count di Luna, Ferrando, Retainers, Leonora, Inez)
Part II Scene 2: Oh, can it be, can I believe (Leonora, Count di Luna, Manrico, Inez, Ferrando, Chorus of Nuns, Retainers, Ruiz, Followers)
Prologue: I am an old man ... (Vere)
Act I Scene 1: Pull, me bantams! (First Mate, Second Mate, Sailing Master, Sailor, Bosun, Midshipmen, Donald, Maintop, Deck, Novice, Men, Squeak, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Boat ahoy! (Maintop, Voice, Midshipmen, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Bosun, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 1: First man forward! (Claggart, Red Whiskers, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Jones)
Act I Scene 1: Your name? (Claggart, Billy, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 1: Billy Budd, king of the birds! (Billy, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 2: Gentlemen, the King! (Vere, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 2: Ay, at Spithead ... (Vere, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant)
Act I Scene 2: We are, sir. Claggart is an able one. (First Lieutenant, Vere, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 3: Blow her away. (Red Whiskers, Chorus, Billy, Donald, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: We're off to Samoa ... (Donald, Chorus, Red Whiskers, Billy, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: Hi! You ... a ... a ... ! (Billy, Dansker, Red Whiskers, Donald, Squeak, Billy, Claggart, Boy, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Over the water ... (Claggart, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Come here. (Claggart, Novice)
Act I Scene 3: Billy! ... Hist! Billy Budd! (Novice, Billy)
Act I Scene 3: Dansker, old friend ... (Billy, Dansker)
Overture
Act I Scene 1: Introduction: Piano, pianissimo (Fiorello, The Count, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Cavatina: See how the smile of heaven (The Count)
Act I Scene 1: Hey, Fiorello! (The Count, Fiorello, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Thank you, thank you (Fiorello, The Count, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: What common people! (The Count, Fiorello)
Act I Scene 2: Cavatina: La la la lera (Figaro)
Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Ah ha! What could be better? (Figaro, The Count)
Act I Scene 3: I cannot see him anywhere (Rosina, The Count, Bartolo, Figaro)
Act I Scene 4: Poor little innocent creature! (The Count, Figaro, Bartolo)
Act I Scene 4: Canzone: My poor heart is so full of emotion (The Count, Rosina, Figaro)
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: What's happened? (The Count, Figaro)
Act I Scene 4: Duet: You need only mention money (Figaro, The Count)
Act I Scene 5: Cavatina: In my heart a gentle voice (Rosina)
Act I Scene 5: I can be so demure (Rosina)
Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Oh yes, I'll win the day (Rosina)
Act I Scene 6: Good morning, Signorina (Figaro, Rosina)
Act I Scene 7: Where would I be without him? (Rosina, Bartolo)
Act I Scene 8: Who'd know? (Bartolo, Basilio)
Act I Scene 8: Aria: Innuendo, the slightest whisper (Basilio)
Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Well, what d'you think? (Basilio, Bartolo)
Act I Scene 9: So that's it! (Figaro, Rosina)
Act I Scene 9: Duet: Then it's me ... (Rosina, Figaro)
Act I Scene 10: Recitative: Now I feel so much better (Rosina, Bartolo)
Act I Scene 10: Aria: Dare you offer such excuses (Bartolo)
Act II Scene 9: Recitative: Ah! That's all we needed! (Figaro, The Count, Rosina)
Act II Scene 10: Don Bartolo (Basilio, Figaro, The Count, Rosina)
Act II Scene 10: Last Scene: Don't move a muscle! (Bartolo, Figaro, Officer, The Count)
Act II Scene 10: Finaletto II: I love a happy ending (Figaro, Berta, Bartolo, Basilio, Rosina, The Count, Chorus)
Prelude
Act I Scene 1: That pretty girl I've been seeing in the city (Duke, Borsa)
Act I Scene 1: If a woman should happen to catch my eye (Duke)
Act I Scene 1: You're going? That's cruel (Duke, Countess, Rigoletto, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: It's happened! It's happened! (Marullo, Chorus, Duke, Rigoletto, Ceprano, Borsa, Courtiers)
Act I Scene 1: I demand to see him (Monterone, Duke, Rigoletto, Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers)
Act I Scene 2: The old man laid his curse on me! (Rigoletto, Sparafucile)
Act I Scene 2: We are equals (Rigoletto)
Act I Scene 2: Gilda! (Rigoletto, Gilda)
Act I Scene 2: Ah, do not demand of one so sad (Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna)
Act I Scene 2: Oh, dear Giovanna, guard my daughter (Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna, Duke)
Act I Scene 2: Giovanna, I should have told him (Gilda, Giovanna, Duke)
Act I Scene 2: Love is the source of life, love is our sunlight (Duke, Gilda, Ceprano, Borsa, Giovanna)
Act I Scene 2: Gualtier Malde, you were the first to love me ... Dearest name of my first love (Gilda, Borsa, Ceprano, Chorus, Marullo)
Act I Scene 2: I have returned. But why? (Rigoletto, Borsa, Ceprano, Marullo)
Act I Scene 2: Softly, softly we move in to get her (All, Gilda, Chorus, Rigoletto)
Act III: I cannot think clearly (Gilda, Maddalena, Sparafucile)
Act III: Now for my vengeance, now the moment is ready (Rigoletto, Sparafucile)
Act III: He's there, murdered, oh yes (Rigoletto, Duke)
Act III: But who can be inside here? (Rigoletto, Gilda)
Act III: It's all my fault (Gilda, Rigoletto)
Act III: Ah, soon, in Heaven (Gilda, Rigoletto)
Act II Scene 2: Pour the potion in his glass at midnight (Harlequin, Columbina, Nedda, Canio, Tonio)
Act II Scene 2: Aria: No, we're not in a play! (Canio, Groups of Women, Groups of Men, Silvio, Nedda, Beppe, Tonio, The Crowd, Chorus)
I. Lento
II. Allegro vivo
III. Meno mosso, con tenerezza
IV. Allegro ritmico
When boughs are green in April (Louis, Alison) -
When rainbows follow flying showers (Alison) -
Piggy, piggy, piggy! (Father Philippe, Alison) -
Someone is coming! (Alison, Father Philippe, Pierre) -
Before that I was twenty (Pierre, Father Philippe, Alison) -
Learned? Comely? (Father Philippe, Pierre, Alison) -
Heigho, a pretty knave! (Alison, Father Philippe) -
He'll lie all day in the sun (Louis, Pierre, Alison) -
As I was walking here to-day (Pierre, Louis, Alison)
Prelude
Act I: Let us wait here (Voice, Chorus)
Act I: Yes, but the French Prince is seeking ... (Elizabeth)
Act I: If fortune one day should send to me ... (Elizabeth)
Act I: In this moment of rejoicing (Talbot, Elizabeth, Cecil, Chorus)
Act I: May the light of wisdom and justice (Elizabeth, Cecil, Chorus)
Act I: But, where is the Earl of Leicester? (Elizabeth, Cecil, Leicester)
Act I: Did you not ask to see me, earlier today? (Leicester, Talbot)
Act I: I remember these lovely features (Leicester, Talbot)
Act I: If she dare trust in me (Leicester, Talbot)
Act I: Do I disturb you? (Elizabeth, Leicester)
Act I: How affecting ... Is she relenting? (Elizabeth, Leicester)
Act I: When I first looked upon her face (Elizabeth, Leicester)
Act I: My arrogant rival has long sought to rob me (Elizabeth, Leicester)
Act II: Why run so fast, my lady? (Hannah, Mary)
Act II: You murmuring breezes ... (Mary)
Act II: What tumult! Those voices! (Mary, Hannah, Chorus)
Act II: In the peace of my gloomy seclusion (Mary, Hannah, Ladies)
Act II: Ah! May this joy not deceive me (Mary, Leicester)
Act II: Long by the world forsaken (Mary, Leicester)
Act II: All too well I surely know her! Ah! Though my spirit never faltered (Mary, Leicester)
Act II: What place is this then? (Elizabeth, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Mary)
Act II: Report has not failed me (Elizabeth, Mary, Talbot, Hannah, Leicester, Cecil)
Act II: Bid her welcome! (Leicester, Elizabeth, Talbot, Mary)
Act II: Dead to justice, throne and kingdom (Mary, Cecil, Elizabeth, Leicester, Talbot)
Act II: Go, prepare yourself for sentence (Mary, Cecil, Elizabeth, Leicester, Talbot)
Act I: This Red Sea Passage feels deep and chill to me (Marcello, Rodolfo, Colline)
Act I: Profound and thoughtful! (Colline, Marcello, Rodolfo)
Act I: Firewood! (Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline, Schaunard)
Act I: Hello (Benoit, Marcello, Schaunard, Colline, Rodolfo)
Act I: I'll stay here, I must complete my article (Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline, Schaunard)
Act I: No inspiration (Rodolfo, Mimi)
Act I: Oh! How dreadful! (Mimi, Rodolfo)
Act I: Your tiny hand is frozen! (Rodolfo)
Act I: Yes, I'm always called Mimi (Mimi, Rodolfo)
Act I: Hey! Rodolfo! (Schaunard, Colline, Marcello, Rodolfo, Mimi)
Act I: Lovely maid in the moonlight (Rodolfo, Mimi)
Act II: Come, buy my oranges! (Schaunard, Rodolfo, Mimi, Colline, Marcello, Chorus)
Act II: What is it? (Rodolfo, Mimì, Schaunard, Marcello, Chorus)
Act II: Long live Parpignol! (Schaunard, Marcello, Colline, Rodolfo, Mimi, Alcindoro, Musetta, Chorus)
Act II: You had better ask me (Marcello, Musetta, Alcindoro, Colline, Schaunard, Rodolfo, Mimi, Chorus)
Act II: As thro' the street I wander (Musetta, Marcello, Alcindoro, Mimi, Rodolfo, Colline, Schaunard)
Act II: Who had him bring it? (Colline, Schaunard, Rodolfo, Marcello, Musetta, Mimi, Chorus)
Act III: Hallo! You soldiers! Admit us! (Customs Official, Musetta, Chorus)
Act III: Oh, please sir, tell me, do you know the tavern (Mimi, Customs Sergeant, Customs Official)
Act III: I hoped that I would find you here (Marcello, Mimi)
Act III: Marcello, you're outside here (Rodolfo, Marcello, Mimi)
Act III: Mimi is fickle-hearted (Rodolfo, Marcello)
Act III: Mimi's so sickly, so ailing! (Rodolfo, Marcello, Mimi)
Act III: To the home that she left (Mimi)
Act III: Then it really is over (Rodolfo, Mimi, Marcello, Musetta)
Act IV: In a coupe? (Marcello, Rodolfo)
Act IV: Oh Mimi, our love is over (Rodolfo, Marcello, Schaunard, Colline)
Act IV: Gavotta (Colline, Marcello, Rodolfo, Schaunard)
Act IV: It's Mimi! It's Mimi who is with me (Musetta, Rodolfo, Schaunard, Mimi, Marcello)
Act IV: Venerable garment, listen (Colline, Schaunard)
Act IV: Have they left us? (Mimi, Rodolfo, Schaunard)
Act IV: Sleeping? (Musseta, Rodolfo, Marcello, Mimi)
Act IV: What did the doctor say? (Marcello, Musetta, Schaunard, Rodolfo)
So he touched the first door (Naninga)
Open, open! (Fugitive)
You filthy blackgaurds (Sheriff)
Martin my boy (Father Cornelius)
I've had enough of this (Sherrif)
Heavenly Father (Ninga, Children , Father Cornelius)
Prologue: Peter Grimes (Hobson, Swallow, Peter)
Prologue: You sailed your boat round the coast (Swallow, Peter, Mrs. Sedley, Hobson, Ellen, Chorus)
Prologue: Peter Grimes, I here advise you (Swallow, Hobson, Peter, Chorus)
Prologue: The truth - the pity - and the truth (Peter, Ellen)
Prologue: Interlude I
Act I Scene 1: Oh, hang at open doors (Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Good morning, good morning! (Rector, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley, Ned, Swallow, Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Hi! Give us a hand (Peter, Boles, Balstrode, Ned, Auntie, Hobson)
Act I Scene 1: I'll have to go from pub to pub (Hobson, Ellen, Ned, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Let her among you without fault (Ellen, Hobson, Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
Act I Scene 1: Look! The storm cone! (Balstrode, Ned, Boles, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: And do you prefer the storm (Balstrode, Peter)
Act I Scene 1: They listen to money (Peter, Balstrode)
Act I Scene 1: What harbour shelters peace (Peter)
Act I Scene 1: Interlude II
Act I Scene 2: Past time to close (Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Boles, Nieces)
Act I Scene 2: Loud man (Auntie, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley)
Act I Scene 2: There's been a landslide up the coast (Fisherman, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie)
Act I Scene 2: No, I mean love (Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Pub conversation should depend (Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Have you heard the cliff is down (Ned, Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter, Nieces, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: For peace sake (Balstrode, Peter)
Act I Scene 2: The bridge is down (Hobson, Ned, Ellen, Boles, Auntie, Nieces, Peter)
Act II: Interlude III
Act II Scene 1: Glitter of waves (Ellen)
Act II Scene 1: Now that the daylight fills the sky (Ellen, Rector, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: Child you're not too young (Ellen, Rector, Peter, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: This unrelenting work (Ellen, Peter, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: Fool to let it come to this (Auntie, Ned, Boles, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Swallow, Nieces, Rector, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: People . . . No! I will speak! (Boles, Balstrode, Rector, Auntie, Ellen, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart ... (Male Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Here the thirsty ev'ening has drunk the wine of light ... (Male Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher (Collatinus)
Act I Scene 1: Good night, Tarquinius! (Junius)
Act I Interlude: Tarquiius does not wait for his servant to wake (Male Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Lucretia! (Junius)
Act I Scene 2: Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate ... (Lucretia)
Act I Scene 2: Time turns upon the hands of women ... (Female Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: None of the women move. It is too late for a messenger ... (Female Chorus)
Act II Scene 2: Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part ... (Collatinus)
Act II Scene 2: This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full ... (Collatinus)
Act II Scene 2: Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, is this in vain? (Female Chorus)
It is not just, Madam ... (Luka, Popova)
Who is that? (Popova, Luka)
Fool! Oaf! Blockhead! (Smirnov, Popova)
There! She's vanished (Smirnov, Luka)
Sir, in my solitude (Popova, Smirnov)
Madame, je vous prie (Smirnov, Popova)
I was a constant, faithful wife (Popova)
I'm sick of this mourning (Smirnov, Popova, Luka)
Listen ... Are you still angry? (Smirnov, Popova, Luka)
Una vela! Una vela!
Esultate!
Roderigo, ebben che pensi?
Fuoco di gioia!
Roderigo, beviam!
Inaffia l'ugola! Trinca, tracanna (Brindisi)
Capitano, v'attende la fazione ai baluardi
Abbasso le spade!
Già nella notte densa...Venga la morte
Non ti crucciar
Vanne! la tua meta già vedo
Credo in un Dio crudel


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