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Opera In English - Great Operatic Arias - Bruce Ford 2


Release Date: 09/23/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3100   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelWolfgang Amadeus MozartHector BerliozGiacomo Meyerbeer,   ... 
Performer:  Bruce FordDennis O'NeillBarry BanksPaul Nilon,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bruce Ford, one of the world's leading bel canto tenors, presents his second disc in Chandos' Great Operatic Arias series. Partnered with equally distinguished soloists in many duets, he is supported by David Parry and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, who have received tremendous critical acclaim throughout the Opera in English series. Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London 3-6 March 2003 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper Matthew Walker (Assistant) Bruce Ford, one of the world's leading bel canto tenors, presents his second disc in Chandos' Great Operatic Arias series. Partnered with equally distinguished soloists in many duets, he is supported by David Parry and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, who have received tremendous critical acclaim throughout the Opera in English series. Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London 3-6 March 2003 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper Matthew Walker (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Se all' impero by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Così fan tutte, K 588: In qual fiero...Tradito, schernito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Del più sublime soglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Benvenuto Cellini: La gloire était ma seule idole by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1837; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Il crociato in Egitto: Suono funera by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Old Chelsea: My heart and I by Richard Tauber
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Oklahoma!: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Se il mio nome saper voi bramate by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Petite Messe solennelle: Domine Deus by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Armida: In quale aspetto imbelle by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Barry Banks (Tenor), Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Otello: Non m'inganno, al mio rivale by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Zelmira: Che vidi amici ? by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Toby Stafford-Allen (Baritone), Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: Recitative: Comfort ye my people
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: Aria: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Act I: Aria: Her beauty's is a wonder (Un'aura amorosa)
La clemenza di Tito, K. 621: Act II: Aria: If this empire (Se al impero)
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Act II: Recitative: All my thoughts are in turmoil - Betrayed me ... Abused me
La clemenza di Tito, K. 621: Act I: Aria: The true sublime enjoyment (Del piu sublime soglio)
Armida: Act III: Trio: I lost the will to action (In quale aspetto imbelle)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Act I: Canzone: My poor heart (Se il mio nome)
Petite messe solennelle: Aria: Lord God almighty
Otello: Act II: Duet: It is certain. She wrote this letter (Non m'inganno)
Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23: Act I: Romance: One hour to wait now (La gloire etait ma seule idole)
Zelmira: Act I: Aria: What is this companions? (Che vidi amici)
Il crociato in Egitto: Act I: Adrian's Prayer: Death's unrelenting call (Suono funerea)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
Old Chelsea: Act I: We are in love with you
Oklahoma!: Oklahoma: Oh, what a beautiful mornin'

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