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Opera In English - Donizetti: Elixir Of Love / Parry, Et Al


Release Date: 10/19/1999 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3027   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Helen WilliamsMary PlazasAshley HollandBarry Banks,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
Opera News (2/00) - "...[a] venturesome [English] translation by the late Arthur Jacobs [that evokes Gilbert & Sullivan]....the same singers [were]...featured in the [company's] 1998 production of 'Elixir'...[bringing] a welcome naturalness...and total involvement in the unfolding tale..."
REVIEWS:
Opera News (2/00) - "...[a] venturesome [English] translation by the late Arthur Jacobs [that evokes Gilbert & Sullivan]....the same singers [were]...featured in the [company's] 1998 production of 'Elixir'...[bringing] a welcome naturalness...and total involvement in the unfolding tale..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Helen Williams (Soprano), Mary Plazas (Soprano), Ashley Holland (Baritone),
Barry Banks (Tenor), Andrew Shore (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 132 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Prelude
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Chorus: After long and heavy labour (Giannetta, Harvesters)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Cavatina: How delightful, how enchanting! (Nemorino, Giannetta, Harvesters)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Cavatina: That's a really happy ending (Adina, Giannetta, Harvesters, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Cavatina: Lovely was Queen Isolda (Adina, Nemorino, Giannetta, Harvesters)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 2: March
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Cavatina: To the one who shines in beauty (Belcore, Adina, Giannetta, Harvesters, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Cavatina: If you love me as I love you (Belcore, Adina, Nemorino, Giannetta, Harvesters)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Too soon, my lovely creature (Belcore, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 3: Scene and Duet: The same old tedious passion! (Adina, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 3: Scene and Duet: For example, ask the breezes (Adina, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 3: Scene and Duet: Such affection is but folly (Adina, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 4: Chorus: What's the meaning of that kind of fanfare (Villagers)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 5: Cavatina: Attention! Attention! (Dulcamara, Villagers)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Have courage! (Nemorino, Dulcamara)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 6: Scene and Duet: It was Tristan who employed it (Nemorino, Dulcamara)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Magical potion! I have you! (Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 8: Duet: Who is that madman? (Adina, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 8: Duet: Trallarallara (Nemorino, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 8: Duet: Oh, let her laugh and mock at me (Nemorino, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 9: Trio: Tran, tran, tran, tran (Belcore, Adina, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 9: Trio: Ha, ha! Of course, that's quite all right (Nemorino, Belcore, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 10: One moment, sergeant! (Giannetta, Belcore, Soldiers, Villagers, Nemorino, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 10: Adina, think again (Nemorino, Belcore, Adina, Giannetta, Villagers, Soldiers )
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act I Scene 10: Today's our wedding (Adina, Nemorino, Giannetta, Belcore, Villagers, Soldiers)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Chorus: Sing up, then. (Belcore, Dulcamara, Giannetta, Villagers, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Since singing is your pleasure (Dulcamara, Belcore, Giannetta, Villagers)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Barcarolle for Two Voices: I am rich and you are pretty (Dulcamara, Adina, Villagers)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Pray silence! (Belcore, Villagers, Dulcamara, Adina, Giannetta)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Recitative: I always like a wedding (Dulcamara, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 3: Scene: Is that not like a woman (Belcore, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 3: Duet: Twenty florins! (Nemorino, Belcore)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 3: Duet: Shake my hand, then, my young shaver (Belcore, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 4: Chorus: Can it be possible? (Village Women, Giannetta)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 5: Quartet: I've polished off two bottles now (Nemorino, Village Women, Giannetta, Adina, Dulcamara)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 6: Quartet: It's magnificent! (Nemorino, Adina, Dulcamara, Giannetta, Villagers)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 6: Quartet: I see it perfectly (Nemorino, Adina, Dulcamara, Giannetta, Villagers)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Why should he seem so happy? (Adina, Dulcamara)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 7: Duet: How he loved me! (Adina, Dulcamara)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 7: Duet: With a look of love and laughter (Adina, Dulcamara)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 8: Romance: Only one teardrop glistened there (Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 9: Recitative: Here she is. (Nemorino, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 9: Aria: Take it! (Adina, Nemorino)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 9: Aria: All right. Take this, then! (Nemorino, Adina)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 10: Scene: Halt! Right turn! (Belcore, Adina, Dulcamara, Nemorino, Villagers, Giannetta)
L'elisir d'more (The Elixir of Love) (sung in English): Act II Scene 10: Aria and Finale: It will give you cheeks like peaches (Dulcamara, Villagers, Adina, Nemorino, Belcore)

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