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Opera Highlights Vol 2

Handel / Britten / Prokofiev / Murray / Langridge
Release Date: 06/26/2007 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 102049  
Composer:  Henry PurcellGeorge Frideric HandelLeos JanácekBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Yvonne KennyThomas AllenHannah MinutilloEva Jenis,   ... 
Conductor:  Nicholas KokRichard HickoxSir Charles MackerrasDavid Atherton,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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OPERA HIGHLIGHTS, Vol. 2
The Finest Singers of our Day Explaining and Performing their Favourite Arias

Picture format: NTSC 4:3 / 4:3 Letterbox
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu Languages: English
Subtitle Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 154 mins
OPERA HIGHLIGHTS, Vol. 2
The Finest Singers of our Day Explaining and Performing their Favourite Arias

Picture format: NTSC 4:3 / 4:3 Letterbox
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu Languages: English
Subtitle Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 154 mins
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Oh, oh, let me weep "The Plaint" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kok
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Notes: From David Pountney's English National Opera production. 
2.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Piangerò la sorte mia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Notes: From Francisco Negrin's production for Opera Australia. 
3.
The Cunning Little Vixen: Great Hymn to the Wonder of Nature by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: From Nicolas Hytner's production for the Théâtre du Châtelet. 
4.
Billy Budd, Op. 50: They'll lash me in a hammock by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Atherton
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: From Tim Albery's English National Opera production. 
5.
The Cunning Little Vixen: Love duet by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Hannah Minutillo (Mezzo Soprano), Eva Jenis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: From Nicolas Hytner's production for the Théâtre du Châtelet. 
6.
Fiery Angel, Op. 37: Renata's confession by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Galina Gorchakova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: From David Freeman's Kirov Opera production. 
7.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Sea wall aria by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Atherton
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: From Tim Albery's English National Opera production. 
8.
Ariodante, HWV 33: Aria(s) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
Notes: "Take your pleasure"
From David Alden's English National Opera production. 
9.
Serse, HWV 40: Aria(s) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Notes: "If you worship the man who has spurned you"
From Nicholas Hytner's English National Opera production. 
10.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Ah, Destiny by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Notes: From Lotfi Mansouri's production for the Kirov Opera. 
11.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Finn's scene and ballade by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Vladimir Ognovenko (Bass)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Notes: From Lotfi Mansouri's production for the Kirov Opera. 
12.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Aria(s) by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Notes: From Lotfi Mansouri's production for the Kirov Opera. 
13.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: No, there could never be another by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Orla Boylan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: From Nikolaus Lehnhoff's European Union Opera staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. 
14.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: You wrote to me... "Onegin's Aria" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Glushchak (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Notes: From Nikolaus Lehnhoff's European Union Opera staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. 
15.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Oh golden days of my youth, where have you gone? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Michael König (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: From Nikolaus Lehnhoff's European Union Opera staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. 
16.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Enemies! It is long since the thirst for blood by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Glushchak (Baritone), Michael König (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Notes: From Nikolaus Lehnhoff's European Union Opera staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. 

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