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Silent Noon / Opera Babes

Vaughan Williams / Quilter / Britten / Operababes
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 661403   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRoger QuilterJohn IrelandBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Rebecca KnightKaren EnglandJanet Haney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Back in 2001, two opera singers, Rebecca Knight and Karen England were discovered busking in London’s Covent Garden and almost overnight were thrust into the global media spotlight, releasing an album, achieving No.1 chart positions across the world and becoming an international success phenomenon.

In 2009 Rebecca and Karen both became mums and started spending time with the new ‘operababies’ whilst making their 3rd album. What happened next is almost a repeat of what happened over 10 years ago. By chance, their PR agent had started doing some work for Warner Music Entertainment and played the album to the executives of the Major label. They in turn signed Rebecca and Karen to Warner Classics.

The Opera Babes'
Read more 3rd album ‘Silent Noon’ is a collection of British songs accompanied simply by a piano featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Handel, Purcell, Quilter and many more.
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Works on This Recording

1.
House of life: no 2, Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; England 
2.
Songs (3), Op. 3: no 2, Now sleeps the crimson petal by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; England 
3.
Arnold Book of Old Songs: Drink to me only with thine eyes by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: Modern 
Written: England 
4.
If there were dreams to sell by John Ireland
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; England 
5.
Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 6, O waly, waly by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
6.
Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 1, Salley Gardens by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
7.
Let us wander by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
8.
Perchance to Dream: We'll gather lilacs by Ivor Novello
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
9.
Think on me by (Lady) John Douglas Scott
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
10.
Ottone, HWV 15: Vieni, o figlio, e mi consola by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; London, England 
11.
I'll walk beside you by Alan Murray
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
12.
Tom Bowling by Charles Dibdin
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; England 
13.
Bohemian Girl: When other lips by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Ireland 
14.
Bells across the Meadows by Albert William Ketèlbey
Performer:  Rebecca Knight (Soprano), Karen England (Mezzo Soprano), Janet Haney (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Babes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 

Sound Samples

Silent Noon: Vaughan Williams : Silent Noon
Now sleeps the Crimson Petal: Quilter : Now sleeps the Crimson Petal
Drink to me only with thine eyes: Trad / Arr Quilter : Drink to me only with thine eyes
If there were dreams to sell: Ireland : If there were dreams to sell
O Waly Waly: Britten : O Waly Waly
The Salley Gardens: Trad / Arr Britten : The Salley Gardens
Let us wander not unseen: Purcell : Let us wander not unseen
We'll gather lilacs: Novello : We'll gather lilacs
Think on Me: Scott : Think on Me
Come to me soothing sleep: Handel : Come to me soothing sleep
I'll walk beside you: Murray : I'll walk beside you
Tom Bowling: Dibdin : Tom Bowling
When other lips and other hearts: Balfe : When other lips and other hearts
Bells across the meadow: Ketèlbey : Bells across the meadow

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