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Opera In English - Verdi Celebration In English


Release Date: 06/26/2001 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3067   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dennis O'NeillSusan PattersonHelen WilliamsAlastair Miles,   ... 
Conductor:  David ParryMark ElderSir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell ChoirEnglish National Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: The Colosseum, Watford Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London Recorded in: Abbey Road Studios, London Recorded in: London Coliseum Producer(s) Brian Couzens Suvi Raj Grubb John Fraser Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Jonathan Cooper Stuart Eltham Recorded in: The Colosseum, Watford Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London Recorded in: Abbey Road Studios, London Recorded in: London Coliseum Producer(s) Brian Couzens Suvi Raj Grubb John Fraser Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Jonathan Cooper Stuart Eltham Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Language: English 
2.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Language: English 
3.
Ernani: Surta è la notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Susan Patterson (Soprano), Helen Williams (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Language: English 
4.
Ernani: Ernani, involami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Susan Patterson (Soprano), Helen Williams (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Language: English 
5.
I vespri siciliani: O patria, o cara patria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Language: English 
6.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Arthur Davies (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Language: English 
7.
Il trovatore: Quel suon...Ah! che la morte "Miserere" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Sharon Sweet (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: English 
8.
Falstaff: Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Language: English 
9.
Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Arthur Davies (Tenor), John Rawnsley (Baritone), Helen Field (Soprano),
Jean Rigby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Language: English 
10.
La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Language: English 
11.
Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Clive Bayley (Baritone), Alan Opie (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: English 
12.
I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Language: English 
13.
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Valerie Masterson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: English 
14.
Simon Boccanegra: Il lacerato spirito by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John Tomlinson (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with "A te l'estremo addio..." 
15.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Charles Craig (Tenor), Rosalind Plowright (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Language: English 
16.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Valerie Masterson (Soprano), John Brecknock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: English 
17.
Un ballo in maschera: Oh, qual soave brivido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Susan Bullock (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with "Amelia, tu m'ami?..." 

Sound Samples

Nabucco: Act III: Chorus of Hebrew Slaves: Speed your journey (Va, pensiero)
Luisa Miller: Act II: Aria: Oft in the quiet evening hour (Quando le sere al placido)
Ernani: Act I: Cavatina and Cabaletta: Darkness has fallen, and Silva's not returned yet (Surta e la notte)
Ernani: Act I: Cavatina and Cabaletta: , , rescue me (, , involami)
I vespri siciliani: Les vepres siciliennes, Act II: Aria: Oh, my Palermo (O patria, o cara patria)
Rigoletto: Act III: Aria: Women abandon us (La donna e mobile)
Il trovatore: Act IV: Miserere: Lord, have mercy upon a soul departing
Falstaff: Act III: Fenton's Sonnet: From these true lovers' lips (Dal labbro il canto estasiato)
Rigoletto: Rigolellto, Act III: Quartet: If you want a faithful lover (Bella figlia dell'amore)
La forza del destino: Act III: Duet: In death's awful shadow (Solenne in quest'ora)
Il trovatore: Act III: Aria and Cabaletta: In the stars that shine above me (Il balen del suo sorriso)
Il trovatore: Act III: Aria and Cabaletta: The hour has come
I Lombardi alla prima crociata: I Lombardi, Act II: Cavatina: My heart is full of happiness (La mia letizia infondere)
La traviata: Act III: Aria: For ever I must leave thee (Addio del passato)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: Duet: You love me, love me... - Ah! The sweetest glowing fire of love
Simon Boccanegra: Act I: Scena: A last farewell I bid you - My soul is torn with suffering
Otello: Act I: Duet: Now in the silent darkness (Gia nella notte densa)
Otello: Duet: Once when you told me (Quando narravi l'esule tua vita)
La traviata, Act I: Be happy, be happy and raise your glass with me (Libiamo, ne'lieti calici, "Brindisi")

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