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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 piů 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 piů resistere'..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La jolie fille de Perth: A la voix d'un amant fidčle 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 foręt prčs 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 piů 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 

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