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Opera In English - Great Operatic Arias Vol 4 / Miles


Release Date: 04/25/2000 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3032   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiVincenzo BelliniAntonio Carlos GomesGioachino Rossini
Performer:  Clive BayleyAlastair MilesGarry MageeSandra Ford,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: The Colosseum, Watford 31 May-3 June 1999 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Richard Smoker (Assistant) Recorded in: The Colosseum, Watford 31 May-3 June 1999 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Richard Smoker (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Luisa Miller: Egli delira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Clive Bayley (Bass), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This Selection shares a track and timing with "L'alto retaggio non ho bramato." 
2.
I lombardi: A te nell'ora infausta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the aria "Sciagatura! hai tu credeto" and the chorus "Ni un perglio il nostro seno." 
3.
I vespri siciliani: O tu, Palermo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "O patria, o cara patria." 
4.
Norma: Si parlerà terribile by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with "Dell'aura tua profetica." 
5.
Salvator Rosa: Di sposo, di padre by Antonio Carlos Gomes
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Genoa, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the recitative "E il foglio io segnerò." 
6.
Luisa Miller: L'alto retaggio non ho bramato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Clive Bayley (Bass), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Egli delira." 
7.
I lombardi: Sciagurata! hai tu creduto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Clive Bayley (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the scene "A te nell'ora infausta" and the chorus "Ni un perglio il nostro seno." 
8.
I lombardi: Ni un perglio il nostro seno by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Clive Bayley (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the scene "A te nell'ora infausta" and the aria "Sciagurata! hai tu creduto". 
9.
Salvator Rosa: E il foglio io segnerò? by Antonio Carlos Gomes
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Genoa, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the aria "Di sposo, di padre." 
10.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Chorus "Va, pensiero." 
11.
I puritani: Al rival salvar tu dei by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Garry Magee (Baritone), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Mosè in Egitto: Dal tuo stellato soglio "Prayer" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Sandra Ford (Soprano), Antonia Sotgiù (Mezzo Soprano),
Barry Banks (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Mosè in Egitto: Eterno, immenso, incomprensibil Dio! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Sandra Ford (Soprano), Dominic Natoli (Tenor),
Barry Banks (Tenor), Clive Bayley (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Quintet "Celeste man placata." 
14.
Zelmira: Ah! già trascorse il di (Polidoro's Cavatina) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Maometto secondo: Sorgete e in si bel giorno by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Mosè in Egitto: Celeste man placata! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Clive Bayley (Bass), Alastair Miles (Bass), Sandra Ford (Soprano),
Dominic Natoli (Tenor), Barry Banks (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the invocation "Eterno, Immenso." 

Sound Samples

Nabucco: (Nebuchadnezzar), Act III: Speed you journey (Va, pensiero) - Why lament ye? (Oh chi piange?)
Zelmira: Act I: Cavatina: Ah! One whole day has passed (Ah! gia trascorse il di)
Maometto secondo: Maometto II (Mahomet II), Act I: Aria: Brave soldiers, arise and join me (Sorgete e in si bel giorno)
Mose in Egitto (Moses in Egypt): Act II: Quartet: Look down on us from Heaven (Dal tuo stellato soglio)
Luisa Miller: Act II: Scene: He will not listen (Egli delira) - Duet: It was for his sake and his alone (L'alto retaggio non ho bramato)
I Lombardi alla prima crociata: (The Lombards at the First Crusade), Act I: Scene: Lord, grant us peace (A te nell'ora ...) - Aria and Chorus: Wretched woman! (Sciagurata!) - Only cowards ... (Ni un periglio ...)
Salvator Rosa: Recitative: And must I really sign? (E il foglio io segnero?) - Aria: The pleasures of marriage (Di sposo ... di padre ...)
Norma: Act I Scene 1: Grant her the gift of prophecy (Dell'aura tua profetica) (Chorus) - Aria: Here the ancient oak tree grows (Si: parla terribile)
Mose in Egitto (Moses in Egypt): Act II: Invocation: Supremr judge and ruler (Eterno! Immenso!) - Quintet: O Thou who by Thy mercy (Celeste man placata!)
I vespri siciliani: Act II: Recitative: My homeland, beloved homeland (O patria, o cara patria) - Aria: Oh, my Palermo (O tu, Palermo)
I puritani: (The Puritans), Act II: Duet: Save his life, though he's your rival (Il rival salvar tu dei)

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