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Opera In English - Great Operatic Arias / Elizabeth Futral


Release Date: 06/24/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3096   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelGaetano DonizettiWolfgang Amadeus MozartVincenzo Bellini,   ... 
Performer:  Elizabeth FutralPeter WeddDiana MontagueDean Robinson,   ... 
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This varied programme, which juxtaposes immensely challenging coloratura arias with charming Victorian songs such as Arditi's 'The Kiss', showcases the versatility of the brilliant American soprano, Elizabeth Futral. Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London 21-24 June 2002 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper Michael Common (Assistant) This varied programme, which juxtaposes immensely challenging coloratura arias with charming Victorian songs such as Arditi's 'The Kiss', showcases the versatility of the brilliant American soprano, Elizabeth Futral. Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London 21-24 June 2002 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper Michael Common (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Linda di Chamounix: O luce di quest' anima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Ach, ich liebte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
I puritani: Son vergin vezzosa "Polacca" by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano), Peter Wedd (Tenor), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano),
Dean Robinson (Bass)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Béatrice et Bénédict: Je vais le voir by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1862; France 
Date of Recording: 08/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Ah guarda, sorella by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Lakmé: D'où viens tu...C'est le dieu de la jeunesse by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Barry Banks (Tenor), Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dean Robinson (Bass), Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Susannah: Ain't it a pretty night? by Carlisle Floyd
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Robinson Crusoé: Conduisez-moi vers celui qui j'adore by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Semele, HWV 58: O Sleep, why dost thou leave me? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Cohen (Cello), Elizabeth Futral (Soprano), Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Zelmira: Perche mi guardi, e piangi by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Jane Marshall (English Horn), Lucy Wakeford (Harp), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano),
Elizabeth Futral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Alcina, HWV 34: Act I: Aria: Come take me in your arms
Linda di Chamonix: Linda di Chamounix, Act I: Recitative and Cavatina: I should have hurried! - My soul is filled with love for you
Zelmira: Act I: Duet: What are these tears and sighs
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Abduction from the Seraglio), K. 384: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K. 384, Act I: Aria: How I loved him!
I puritani (The Puritans), Act I: Quartet: A maiden adorning
Beatrice and Benedict: Beatrice et Benedict, Act I: Aria: He has come back
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Act I: Duet: See here, Dorabella
Romeo et Juliette: Act I: Waltz-song: Ah! Let me live in this dream!
Lakme: Act I: Duet: Reckless man! Are you mad? - He's the god of youth and springtime
Lakme: Act I: Bell Song: Ah! - Listen all to my daughter - The silver moon was shining
Susannah: Act I: Aria: Ain't it a pretty night!
Robinson Crusoe: Waltz-song: Take me away to the one I adore
Semele, HWV 58: Aria: Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?

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