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Bo Skovhus - Arias /Conlon, English National Opera Orchestra


Release Date: 09/15/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60035   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang KorngoldAmbroise ThomasCharles GounodJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Boje Skovhus
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded at Air Studios, London, England in July 1997, and at EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England on August 31 and November 23, 1997.
Operatic baritones often wind up playing villains and incidental characters--the tenor's companion, the guy who gets bumped out of the love triangle at the end, the ones who stand by and sing through the ensembles that make the plot work out for other people--but at times there's relief. Bo Skovhus has selected nine good-guy baritone characters. They may not be the leading men, but they're not the bad guys either.
Skovhus' way with this music is entirely winning. As in his lieder recitals for Sony, he is in gloriously rich voice, bringing a warm tone and an apt interpretation to each
Read more piece. The romantic rapture of Korngold's "Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen" sounds as easy to him as the put-on jollity of the drinking song from 'Hamlet.' The selections in this recital run the gamut of situations in four languages, and Skovhus shows himself to be completely at home in all. James Conlon and the English National Opera Orchestra provide ample support for this talented young singer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen "Tanzlied des Pierrot" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1920 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "Da Ihr befehlet, Königin..." 
2.
Hamlet: Spectre infernal! by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
Hamlet: O vin dissipe la tristesse by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "C'est en croyant revoir..." 
4.
Hamlet: Etre ou ne pas être by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "J'ai pu frapper le misérable..." 
5.
Hamlet: Comme une pâle fleur by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "La fatigue alourdit mes pas..." 
6.
Faust: Avant de quitter ces lieux by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
8.
Don Carlos: Per me giunto è il dì supremo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Billy Budd, Op. 50: And farewell, to ye, old Rights o' Man! by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1960; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with "Look! Through the port..." 
10.
Tannhäuser: Blick' ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "Wie Todesahnung Dämmrung deckt die Lande..." 
12.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Can this really be Tatiana? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
13.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: You wrote to me... "Onegin's Aria" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
14.
Queen of Spades, Op. 68: I love you beyond all measure [Yeletsky's Aria] by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Vy tak pecal'ny, dorogaja..." 

Sound Samples

"Da Ihr befehlet, Königin...Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen " from Die tote Stadt, Act 2 (Voice)
"Spectre infernal !" from Hamlet, Act 1 (Voice)
"C'est en croyant revoir...Ô vin, dissipe la tristesse !" from Hamlet, Act 2 (Voice)
"J'ai pu frapper le misérable... Être ou ne pas être" from Hamlet, Act 3 (Voice)
"La fatigue alourdit mes pas...Comme une pâle fleur" from Hamlet, Act 5 (Voice)
Avant de quitter ces lieux from Faust (Voice)
"Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?" from Werther, Act 3 (Voice)
"C'est moi Carlos...Oui, Carlos! Oui, c'est mon jour suprême...Carlos, écoute" from Don Carlo (Voice)
"Look! Through the port...And farewell, to ye, old Rights o' Man!" from Billy Budd, Act 2, Scene 3 (Voice)
"Blick' ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise" from Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4 (Voice)
Wie Todesahnung Dämmrung deckt die Lande...O du, mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser, Act 3 (Voice)
"Vy mne pisali" from Eugene Onegin, Act 1 (Voice)
"Uzel' ta samaja Tat'jana" from Eugene Onegin, Act 3 (Voice)
"Vy tak pecal'ny, dorogaja...Ja vas ljublju" from Pique Dame, Act 2 (Voice)

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