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Opera In English - Great Operatic Arias / Sir Thomas Allen

Allen,Thomas
Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3118   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenCharles GounodGioachino RossiniWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Thomas AllenBrindley SherrattJanice Watson
Conductor:  David Parry
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes opera(s): excerpt(s) by various composers. Ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir. Conductor: David Parry (Conductor). Soloists: Thomas Allen, Janice Watson, Brindley Sherratt. Includes opera(s): excerpt(s) by various composers. Ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir. Conductor: David Parry (Conductor). Soloists: Thomas Allen, Janice Watson, Brindley Sherratt. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Billy Budd, Op. 50: Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1960; England 
2.
Faust: Avant de quitter ces lieux by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Count Almaviva's Recitative and Aria (Ve by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Austria 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Wolfram's Aria (Wie Todesahnung). With dark foreboding twilight casts her by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1865; Germany 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6.
Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), opera, Op. 68: Yeletsky's Aria. You seem unhappy, my beloved by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7.
Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: Drinking Song. Oh wine, deliver me from sadness by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
8.
Luisa Miller, opera: Miller's Scene and Aria (Sacra la scelta). Stop! You shall listen - Marriage is by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Allen (), Brindley Sherratt ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9.
Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Wolfram's Aria (Blick' ich umher). Turning my gaze upon this proud assemb by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1865; Germany 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10.
Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Zurga's Recitative and Aria (L'orage s'est calmé). The stor by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Watch Duet. Through I'm somewhat out of practice by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Thomas Allen (), Janice Watson ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Austria 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
12.
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Cavalryman Duet. Hello, here's a soldier bold by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Thomas Allen (), Janice Watson ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1905; Austria 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
13.
Carousel, musical: Billy Bigelow's Soliloquy. I wonder what he'll think of me! by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Modern 
Written: 1945; United States of Ame 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14.
Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Fritz's Song (Mein Sehnen). In visions, illusions by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Thomas Allen ()
Conductor:  David Parry
Period: Modern 
Written: 1920 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Faust: Act II: Aria: Even the bravest heart may swell
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I: Cavatina: I am the barber everyone wants, I am!
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act III: Recitative and Aria: You've won the case ... - Must I be made ...
Tannhauser: Act III: Aria: With dark foreboding twilight casts her shadows
The Queen of Spades, Op. 68: Pikovaya dama (The Queen of Spades), Op. 68: Aria: You seem unhappy, my beloved
Hamlet: Act II: Drinking Song: Oh wine, deliver me from sadness
Luisa Miller: Act I: Aria: Stop! You shall listen - Marriage is sacred - I was right to be so suspicious
Tannhauser: Act II: Aria: Turning my gaze upon this proud assembly
Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fisher): Les pecheurs de perles, Act III: Recitative and Aria: The storm has died away
Billy Budd, Op. 50: Act II: Billy in the Darbies: Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray
Die Fledermaus: Act I: Duet: Though I'm somewhat out of practice
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow): Duet: Hello, here's a soldier bold
Carousel: Act I: Billy Bigelow's Soliloquy: I wonder what he'll think of me!
Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), Op. 12 (sung in English): Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), Act II: In visions, illusions

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