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Opera In English - Great Operatic Arias Vol 1 / Ford, Et Al


Release Date: 02/17/1998 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3006   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges BizetFriedrich von FlotowGaetano DonizettiEdouard Lalo,   ... 
Performer:  Bruce FordMary PlazasBarry Banks
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.71) - Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "...Ford's attractive timbre, smooth legato and impressive high notes are well deployed throughout this disc. The opening item, Nemorino's romanza from `l'elisir d'amore' is sheer delight....The final item, superbly rendered, is the most exciting: Almaviva's rarely heard `Cessa di più resistere'..."
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.71) - Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "...Ford's attractive timbre, smooth legato and impressive high notes are well deployed throughout this disc. The opening item, Nemorino's romanza from `l'elisir d'amore' is sheer delight....The final item, superbly rendered, is the most exciting: Almaviva's rarely heard `Cessa di più resistere'..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. La jolie fille de Perth: A la voix d'un amant fidèle by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Language: English 
2. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Language: English 
3. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Language: English 
4. Le Roi d'Ys: Vainement, ma bien-aimée [Aubade] by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1888; France 
Language: English 
5. Lakmé: Dans la forêt près de nous...Ah! c'est l'amour by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Mary Plazas (Soprano), Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: English 
6. 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 
7. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 
8. Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Language: English 
9. Sadko: no 4, Song of the Indian Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Language: English 
10. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Cessa di più resistere by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Language: English 
11. Armida: Como l'aurette placido by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Barry Banks (Tenor), Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love): L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Romanza: I saw the tear ... (Una furtiva lagrima)
Le roi d'Ys: Mylio's Aubade: Since your unbending guardians
La jolie fille de Perth Suite: La jolie fille de Perth, Act I: Aria: The sounds of distant laughter ... (A la voix d'un amant fidele)
Martha [Italian]: Martha, Act III: Aria: None so rare, none so fair ... (M'appari)
Lakme: Act II: Duet: ! ! It is you...
Falstaff: Act III: From these true lovers' lips ... (Dal labbro il canto estasiato)
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Abduction from the Seraglio), K. 384: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K. 384, Act I: Aria: Constanza! Constanza! To see you once more!
Armida: Act III: Duet: Murmuring breezes cool the air ... (Come l'aurette placido)
Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk...
Sadko: Act I: Song of the Hindu Merchant: From crystal waters and from misty mountains ...
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act II: Aria: Finish this futile argument ... (Cessa di piu resistere)

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