Valerie Masterson

Biography

Born: June 3, 1937; Birkenhead, England  
Lovely of face and figure, Valerie Masterson established herself as an important artist early in her career, making special claims on areas of the French repertory, in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, and as an engaging interpreter of songs from popular musical theater. Her slender, slightly acidulous voice proved well suited to such roles as Manon, Marguérite, and Micaëla. After studies at the Matthay School of Music in Liverpool and at Read more London's Royal College of Music, Masterson traveled to Milan to work with Adelaide Saraceni, a former soprano who was remembered especially for the asperity of her lyric instrument. Masterson's debut was made at the Landestheater in Salzburg in 1964. There she sang works in the Italian, French, and German repertories, all lighter lyric parts such as Frasquita, Nannetta, and Fiorilla. Also in 1964, Masterson was invited by Malcolm Sargent to perform at London's Proms, once in Gilbert and Sullivan. Later, Masterson was engaged by England's D'Oyly Carte company, serving as leading soprano from 1966 to 1970. Her Gilbert and Sullivan heroines were appreciated by audiences and critics alike; several were subsequently recorded. In 1971, Masterson joined Sadler's Wells (later the English National Opera), becoming one of the company's most cherished artists. Among her successes there were Adéle in Rossini's Le Comte Ory, Manon (exquisitely sung and acted), Cleopatra in Handel's Julius Caesar (sung in English, as were other E.N.O. productions), and Violetta (subsequently recorded). At Aix-en-Provence, beginning in 1975, she undertook a variety of leading roles from Handel to Rossini (a memorable Matilde in Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra). In 1978 she made a successful debut in Paris as Marguérite. Masterson's 1980 American debut took place in San Francisco when she presented her fragile Violetta. Earlier that year, she had sung Konstanze at Glyndebourne in an over-elaborate production that forced her to compete with the singing of live birds on-stage. At Covent Garden, she became a valued artist, performing such varied fare as Gounod, Sallinen (The King Goes Forth to France), Monteverdi, and Henze (We Come to the River). Among Masterson's recordings are her English-language Cleopatra (with Janet Baker's ardent Caesar) and Violetta, a stylish French aria recital, some Gilbert and Sullivan heroines, and several pleasing recitals of Broadway standards. Read less
Opera In English - Verdi: La Traviata / Mackerras, Masterson
Release Date: 07/20/1999   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 3023   Number of Discs: 2
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    Handel Opera DVD 4-Pack
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4986 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Valerie Masterson,  James Bowman,  Dame Janet Baker,  John Tomlinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Trevor Pinnock,  Harry Bicket,  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus,  English Concert  ... 
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    Mozart: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail / Davies, Masterson, Watson, Kuhn
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102310 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lillian Watson,  Valerie Masterson,  Ryland Davies,  Willard White  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
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    Handel: Xerxes / Murray, Masterson, Robson, Mackerras
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100077 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Christopher Booth-Jones,  Rodney Macann,  Jean Rigby,  Lesley Garrett  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Chorus,  English National Opera Orchestra
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    Gilbert & Sullivan Edition / D'Oyly Carte Opera Company [25-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001566702 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Jeanette Roach,  Daphne Gill,  Ceinwen Jones,  Mary Sansom  ... 
    Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey,  Royston Nash,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Sir Malcolm Sargent  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    The Very Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan /  D'oyly Carte Opera Company
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001565902 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Peggy Ann Jones,  Valerie Masterson,  Pauline Wales,  Colin [Tenor Vocal] Wright  ... 
    Conductor:  Royston Nash,  Isidore Godfrey,  Sir Malcolm Sargent
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    Handel: Julius Caesar / Charles Mackerras, Janet Baker, James Bowman, Della Jones
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4569 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  John Tomlinson,  Della Jones,  Dame Janet Baker,  James Bowman  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
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    Got Rot Tunbridge Wells [soundtrack] / Sir Charles Mackerras, Emma Kirkby, Et Al
    Label: Voiceprint   Catalog: 1508 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  James Bowman,  Elizabeth Harwood,  Judith Howarth,  Lynn Anderson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Il Banchetto Musicale Di Signor Rossini
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 434958 Release Date: 08/05/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Diana Montague,  Maryse Castets,  Sumi Jo,  Raquel Pierotti  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Claudio Scimone,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus  ... 
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    God Rot Tunbridge Wells - The Life Of Georg Frederic Handel
    Label: Tony Palmer Films   Catalog: TPDVD114 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk,  James Bowman,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Valerie Masterson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Rossini: Elisabetta / Masini, Caballe, Carreras, Masterson
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 432453 Release Date: 04/07/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Ugo Benelli,  Montserrat Caballé,  José Carreras,  Valerie Masterson  ... 
    Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Elgar - The Collector's Edition [30-Disc Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 03603 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Hugh Bean,  David Parkhouse,  John Ogdon,  Herbert Sumsion  ... 
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Sir Charles Groves,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Allegri String Quartet  ... 
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    Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail / Davies, Masterson, Watson, Kuhn
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101091 Release Date: 08/16/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lillian Watson,  Valerie Masterson,  Ryland Davies,  Willard White  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Gilbert & Sullivan - Greatest Hits
    Label: Universal   Catalog: 000234002 Release Date: 05/11/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Owen Brannigan,  Jean Allister,  Valerie Masterson,  John Reed  ... 
    Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey,  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Royston Nash
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus,  Grenadier Guards Band,  New Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado / Godfrey, D'oyly Carte Opera (1966 Film)
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4247 Release Date: 09/30/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Donald Adams,  Valerie Masterson,  Philip Potter,  John Reed
    Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
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    Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates Of Penzance / Godfrey, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000018702 Release Date: 05/13/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Owen Brannigan,  Donald Adams,  George Cook,  Pauline Wales  ... 
    Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
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    Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado / D'oyly Carte Opera Company
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000018402 Release Date: 05/13/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Valerie Masterson,  John Ayldon,  John Reed,  Kenneth Sandford  ... 
    Conductor:  Royston Nash
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
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    Opera In English - Wagner: The Ring Cycle / Goodall, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3065 Release Date: 07/24/2001   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Anne Collins,  Norman Bailey,  Alberto Remedios,  Sarah Walker  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus,  Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
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    Opera In English - Wagner: Twilight Of The Gods / Goodall
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3060 Release Date: 07/24/2001   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Rita Hunter,  Norman Welsby,  Aage Haugland,  Derek Hammond-Stroud  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
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    Opera In English - Verdi Celebration In English
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3067 Release Date: 06/26/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Susan Bullock,  Dennis O'Neill,  Valerie Masterson,  John Brecknock  ... 
    Conductor:  David Parry,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Mark Elder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus,  English National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    Opera In English - Wagner: The Rhinegold / Goodall, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3054 Release Date: 05/22/2001   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Anne Collins,  Shelagh Squires,  Emile Belcourt,  Katherine Pring  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
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    Opera In English - Verdi: La Traviata / Mackerras, Masterson
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3023 Release Date: 07/20/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  John Brecknock,  Valerie Masterson,  Christian Du Plessis,  John Gibbs  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
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    En Francais - Airs D'opera / Valerie Masterson, Et Al
    Label: Jay Records   Catalog: 1318 Release Date: 06/15/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  Georges Bizet,  Jules Massenet,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Valerie Masterson
    Conductor:  John Owen Edwards
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.
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    Opera In English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3019 Release Date: 05/18/1999   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  James Bowman,  Della Jones,  Valerie Masterson,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Chorus,  English National Opera Orchestra
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    Sullivan & Co - The Operas That Got Away / Steadman, Et Al
    Label: Jay Records   Catalog: 1302 Release Date: 08/25/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Frances McCafferty,  Valerie Masterson,  Gillian Knight,  Arthur Davies  ... 
    Conductor:  David Steadman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.
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    The Ultimate Gilbert & Sullivan / D'oyly Carte Opera Company
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 460371 Release Date: 06/09/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Valerie Masterson,  John Reed,  Peggy Ann Jones,  Colin Wright  ... 
    Conductor:  Royston Nash,  Isidore Godfrey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Symphony Orchestra
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Biography

Born: June 3, 1937; Birkenhead, England  
Lovely of face and figure, Valerie Masterson established herself as an important artist early in her career, making special claims on areas of the French repertory, in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, and as an engaging interpreter of songs from popular musical theater. Her slender, slightly acidulous voice proved well suited to such roles as Manon, Marguérite, and Micaëla. After studies at the Matthay School of Music in Liverpool and at Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Sullivan: The Mikado or The Town of Titipu - Overture
Sullivan: 1. If you want to know who we are
Sullivan: 2. Gentlemen, I pray you tell me maiden...
Sullivan: The Mikado - A wand'ring minstrel I
Sullivan: 4. Our great Mikado, virtuous man
Sullivan: 5. Young man, despair
Sullivan: 6. And I have journey'd for a month
Sullivan: Behold the Lord High Executioner
Sullivan: The Mikado - As someday it may happen that a victim...
Sullivan: 9. Comes a train of little ladies
Sullivan: The Mikado - Three little maids from school are we
Sullivan: So Please You, Sir, We Much Regret
Sullivan: 12. Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted
Sullivan: 13. I am so proud, If I allowed
Sullivan: 14. With aspect stern and gloomy stride
Sullivan: 15. The threaten'd cloud has pass'd away
Sullivan: 16. Your revels cease! Assist me, all of you!
Sullivan: 17. Oh fool, that flee-est My hallow'd joys!
Sullivan: 18. For he's going to marry Yum-Yum
Sullivan: 19. The hour of gladness is dead and gone
Sullivan: 20. Ye torrents roar! Ye tempests howl!
Sullivan: 21. Braid the raven hair, Weave the supple tresses
Sullivan: The sun whose rays are all ablaze
Sullivan: 23. Brightly dawns our wedding day
Sullivan: Here's a how-de-do!
Sullivan: 25. Miya sama, miya sama, o n'mma no maye ni
Sullivan: 26. From ev'ry kind of man Obedience I expect
Sullivan: 27. A more humane Mikado never did in Japan exist
Sullivan: 28. The criminal cried as he dropp'd him down
Sullivan: 29. See how the fates their gifts allot
Sullivan: The Mikado - The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring, Tra La
Sullivan: 31. Alone and yet alive
Sullivan: 32. Hearts do not break! They sting and ache
Sullivan: The Mikado - On A Tree By A River A Little Tom Tit
Sullivan: There is beauty in the bellow of the blast
Sullivan: 35. Fanfare
Sullivan: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum
Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty - Overture
Sullivan: 1. Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry
Sullivan: 2. When Fred'ric was a little lad
Sullivan: 3. Oh, better far to live and die
Sullivan: 4. Oh, false one, you have deceived me
Sullivan: 5. Climbing over rocky mountain
Sullivan: 6. Stop! ladies, pray! A man!
Sullivan: 7. Oh, is there not one maiden breast
Sullivan: 8. Oh, sisters, deaf to pity's name, For shame!
Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - Poor wand'ring one!
Sullivan: 10. What ought we to do, Gentle sisters say?
Sullivan: 11. How beautifully blue the sky
Sullivan: 12. Stay, we must not lose our senses
Sullivan: 13. Hold, Monsters!
Sullivan: 14. I am the very model of a modern Major-General
Sullivan: 15. Oh, men of dark and dismal fate
Sullivan: 16. Hail Poetry, thou heav'n born maid!
Sullivan: 17. You may go, for you're at liberty
Sullivan: 18. Pray observe the magnanimity
Sullivan: 19. Oh, dry the glist'ning tear
Sullivan: 20. Then Frederic
Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - When the foeman bares his steel
Sullivan: 22. Now for the pirates lair!
Sullivan: 23. When you had left our pirate fold
Sullivan: 24. Away, away, my heart's on fire
Sullivan: 25. All is prepared
Sullivan: 26. Stay, Fred'ric stay!
Sullivan: 27. Ah, leave me not to pine alone and desolate
Sullivan: 28. Oh, here is love and here is truth
Sullivan: 19. No, I'll be brave
Sullivan: 30. Sergeant approach (Dialogue)
Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - When a felon's not engaged in his employment
Sullivan: 32. A rollicking band of pirates we
Sullivan: With cat-like tread
Sullivan: 34. Hush! Hush! Not a word
Sullivan: 35. Sighing softly to the river
Sullivan: 36. Now what is this, and what is that
Sullivan: 37. We triumph now
Sullivan: 38. Away with them, and place them at the bar
Sullivan: 39. Poor wand'ring ones, though ye have surely straye
Sullivan: Princess Ida or Castle Adamant - Overture
Sullivan: I Search throughout the panorama
Sullivan: 2. Now hearken to my strict command
Sullivan: 3. Today we meet...Ida was a twelve-month old
Sullivan: 4. From the distant panorama...We are warriors three
Sullivan: If you give me your attention
Sullivan: 6. P'raps if you address the lady most politely
Sullivan: 7. Towards the empyrean heights
Sullivan: 8. Mighty maiden with a mission
Sullivan: 9. Minerva...Oh, goddess wise
Sullivan: 10. Gently, gently, evidently
Sullivan: 11. I am a maiden, cold and stately
Sullivan: 12. The world is but a broken toy
Sullivan: 13. A lady fair, of lineage high
Sullivan: The woman of the wisest wit
Sullivan: 15. Now would you like to rule the roost
Sullivan: 16. Merrily ring the luncheon bell
Sullivan: 17. Would you know the kind of maid
Sullivan: 18. Oh, joy! Our chief is sav'd
Sullivan: 19. We may remark, tho' nothing can dismay us
Sullivan: 20. Death to the invader
Sullivan: I built upon a rock
Sullivan: Whene'er I spoke sarcastic joke
Sullivan: 23. When anger spreads his wing
Sullivan: This helmet I suppose
Sullivan: 25. This is our duty plain
Sullivan: 26. With joy abiding
Sullivan: The Sorcerer - Overture
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 1. Ring forth, ye bells
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 2. Constance, my daughter
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 3. When he is here, I sigh with pleasure
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 4. The air is charged with amatory numbers
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 5. Time was, when love and I were well acquainted
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 6. Sir Marmaduke...Minuet
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 7. With heart and voice
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 8. My kindly friends...Oh, happy young heart
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 9. My child, I join in these congratulations
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 10. With heart and with voice
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 11. Welcome joy! adieu to sadness!
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 12. All is prepar'd for sealing and for sighing
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 13. Love feeds on many kinds of food
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - My name is John Wellington Wells
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 15. Sprites of earth and air
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 16. Now to the banquet we press
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 17. 'Tis twelve, I think
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 18. Dear friends, take pity on my lot
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 19. Thou hast the pow'r....It is not love
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 20. I rejoice that it's decided
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 21. Oh, I have wrought much evil with my spells...
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 22. Alexis! Doubt me not...The fearful deed is done
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 23. Oh, my voice is sad and low
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 24. Oh, joyous boon
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 25. Prepare for sad surprises
Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 2 - 26. Or he or I must die
Overture
"Più lieta, più bella"
"Nel giubilo comun, signore" - "Esulta, Elisa, omai"
"Quant'è grato all'alma mia"
"Questo cor ben lo comprende"
"Grandi del regno"
"Vieni, o prode"
"Alta Regina"
"Incauta, che festi!"
"Sconsigliata!"
"Sento un'interna voce"
"Che intesi!"
"Colmo di duol"
"Perché mai, destin crudele"
"Misera! A quale stato"
"Guglielmo, ascolta
"Che penso"
"Se mi serbasti il soglio"
"Qual colpo inaspettato"
"Duce, in tal guisa"
"Dov'è Matilde?"
"Pensa che sol per poco"
"Non bastan quelle lagrime"
"Misero me!... La sposa"
"L'avverso mio destino"
"Ah! Fra poco, in faccia a morte"
"Chiede Norfolk a te l'accesso"
"Qui soffermiamo il piè"
"Che intesi!... Oh annunzio!"
"Deh! Troncate i ceppi suoi"
"Della cieca fortuna"
"Sposa amata"
"E l'adorata sposa"
"Deh! scusa i trasporti"
"Tu, regina!... deh! come"
"Fellon, la pena avrai"
"Bell'alme generose"
"Leicester!"
Overture
1. Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry
2. When Fred'ric was a little lad
3. Oh, better far to live and die
4. Oh, false one, you have deceived me
5. Climbing over rocky mountain
6. Stop! ladies, pray! A man!
7. Oh, is there not one maiden breast
8. Oh, sisters, deaf to pity's name, For shame!
Poor wand'ring one!
10. What ought we to do, Gentle sisters say?
11. How beautifully blue the sky
12. Stay, we must not lose our senses
13. Hold, Monsters!
14. I am the very model of a modern Major-General
15. Oh, men of dark and dismal fate
16. Hail Poetry, thou heav'n born maid!
17. You may go, for you're at liberty
18. Pray observe the magnanimity
19. Oh, dry the glist'ning tear
20. Then Frederic
When the foeman bares his steel
22. Now for the pirates lair!
23. When you had left our pirate fold
24. Away, away, my heart's on fire
25. All is prepared
26. Stay, Fred'ric stay!
27. Ah, leave me not to pine alone and desolate
28. Oh, here is love and here is truth
19. No, I'll be brave
30. Sergeant approach (Dialogue)
When a felon's not engaged in his employment
32. A rollicking band of pirates we
With cat-like tread
34. Hush! Hush! Not a word
35. Sighing softly to the river
36. Now what is this, and what is that
37. We triumph now
38. Away with them, and place them at the bar
39. Poor wand'ring ones, though ye have surely straye
Overture
1. If you want to know who we are
2. Gentlemen, I pray you tell me maiden...
A wand'ring minstrel I
4. Our great Mikado, virtuous man
5. Young man, despair
6. And I have journey'd for a month
Behold the Lord High Executioner
As someday it may happen that a victim...
9. Comes a train of little ladies
Three little maids from school are we
So Please You, Sir, We Much Regret
12. Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted
13. I am so proud, If I allowed
14. With aspect stern and gloomy stride
15. The threaten'd cloud has pass'd away
16. Your revels cease! Assist me, all of you!
17. Oh fool, that flee-est My hallow'd joys!
18. For he's going to marry Yum-Yum
19. The hour of gladness is dead and gone
20. Ye torrents roar! Ye tempests howl!
21. Braid the raven hair, Weave the supple tresses
The sun whose rays are all ablaze
23. Brightly dawns our wedding day
Here's a how-de-do!
25. Miya sama, miya sama, o n'mma no maye ni
26. From ev'ry kind of man Obedience I expect
27. A more humane Mikado never did in Japan exist
28. The criminal cried as he dropp'd him down
29. See how the fates their gifts allot
The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring, Tra La
31. Alone and yet alive
32. Hearts do not break! They sting and ache
On A Tree By A River A Little Tom Tit
There is beauty in the bellow of the blast
35. Fanfare
For he's gone and married Yum-Yum
Prelude: What light shines down there? (3 Norns)
Prelude: Wotan made holy laws and treaties (Second Norn)
Prelude: That mighty hall the giants have raised (3 Norns)
Prelude: Now the gods will seize the spear that was shattered (3 Norns)
Prelude: Dawn Music (Orchestra) - To deeds of glory (Brunnhilde, Siegfried)
Prelude: Ah, but to prove you love me (Brunnhilde, Siegfried)
Prelude: Love, I leave you alone (Siegfried, Brunnhilde)
Prelude: So by your daring I am fired (Siegfried, Brunnhilde)
Prelude: O heavenly rulers! (Brunnhilde, Siegfried)
Prelude: Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Orchestra)
Act I Scene 1: Now hear, Hagen (Gunther, Hagen)
Act I Scene 1: What woman should I wed ... ? (Gunther, Hagen, Gutrune)
Act I Scene 1: At Neidhohle the Nibelung gold was guarded (Hagen, Gunther)
Act I Scene 1: You mock me, wicked Hagen! (Gutrune, Hagen, Gunther)
Act I Scene 1: Merrily seeking adventures and fame (Hagen, Gunther, Siegfried)
Act I Scene 2: Which is Gibich's son? (Siegfried, Gunther, Hagen)
Act I Scene 2: I welcome you, my friend (Gunther, Siegfried, Hagen)
Act I Scene 2: That treasure I quite forgot (Siegfried, Hagen, Gunther)
Act I Scene 2: Welcome, O guest, to Gibich's house! (Gutrune, Siegfried, Gunther)
Scene 1: Orchestral prelude
Scene 1: Weia! Waga! Wandering waters (Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)
Scene 1: He, he! You nixies! (Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)
Scene 1: Slimy, slippery, slithery smoothness! (Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)
Scene 1: Look, sisters! The sunlight is greeting the gold (Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)
Scene 1: What's that, you nixies ... ? (Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)
Scene 1: The world's wealth can be mine ... ? (Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)
Scene 1: Still not afraid? (Alberich, Flosshilde, Wellgunde, Woglinde) - Orchestral interlude
Scene 2: Wotan, my lord! Awaken! (Fricka, Wotan)
Scene 2: For I wished you faithful and true (Fricka, Wotan)
Scene 2: Then shelter her now (Fricka, Freia, Wotan)
Scene 2: Soft sleep closed your eyes (Fasolt, Wotan, Fafner)
Scene 2: God of light, light of spirit! (Fasolt, Wotan, Fafner, Freia)
Scene 2: To me, Freia! Back from her, giant! (Froh, Donner, Fafner, Fasolt, Wotan)
Scene 3: What help for me? (Mime, Loge, Wotan)
Scene 3: Better take care! Alberich's near (Mime, Wotan, Alberich)
Scene 3: What brought you here? (Alberich, Wotan, Loge)
Scene 3: In the clouds, you great ones (Alberich, Wotan, Loge)
Scene 3: All must stand in amazement (Loge, Alberich)
Prelude
Act I: What a time to arrive at a party! (Violetta, Flora, Marquis, Gaston, Alfredo, Baron, Chorus)
Act I: Be happy, be happy and raise your glass with me (Alfredo, Violetta, Chorus)
Act I: What's that? (Violetta, Alfredo, Chorus)
Act I: I saw a vision ethereal (Alfredo, Violetta)
Act I: Ha, ha! What are you doing? (Gaston, Violetta, Alfredo)
Act I: We present ourselves before you (Chorus)
Act I: I wonder! I wonder! (Violetta)
Act I: Is he the one I dream about? (Violetta)
Act I: It can't be! It can't be! (Violetta)
Act I: Give me freedom to be happy (Violeta, Alfredo)
Act II Scene 1: I'm never happy if she is not beside me (Alfredo)
Act II Scene 1: My life was too impetuous (Alfredo)
Act II Scene 1: Annina, where have you been? (Alfredo, Annina)
Act II Scene 1: I hate myself! I'm so ashamed! (Alfredo)
Act II Scene 1: Alfredo? He has just set out for Paris (Violetta, Annina, Joseph, Germont)
Act II Scene 1: I have a daughter sent from Heav'n (Germont, Violetta)
Act II Scene 1: Do you realise I adore him (Violetta, Germont)
Act II Scene 1: A day will come when making love ... (Germont, Violetta)
Act II Scene 1: Ah! Comfort your daughter so pure and lovely (Violetta, Germont)
Act II Scene 1: Then command me! (Violetta, Germont)
Act II Scene 1: I'll die! But you must promise me ... (Violetta, Germont)
Act II Scene 1: God give me strength to bear it! (Violetta, Annina)
Act II Scene 1: What's that? Nothing (Alfredo, Violetta)
Act II Scene 1: Ah, she is mine forever (Alfredo, Joseph, A Passer-by, Germont)
Act II Scene 1: In Provence, your native land (Germont)
Act II Scene 1: Won't you answer your father, Alfredo? (Germont, Alfredo)
Act II Scene 1: No, no, I cannot preach at you (Germont, Alfredo)
Overture
Act I Scene 1: Caesar! Caesar! Egypt acclaims thee (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Kneel in tribute, fair land of Egypt (Caesar)
Act I Scene 1: Curio, Caesar has come ... (Caesar, Cornelia, Sextus, Achillas)
Act I Scene 1: Tyrant, avoid my sight (Caesar)
Act I Scene 1: Mother! Cornelia! (Sextus, Curio, Cornelia)
Act I Scene 1: Grief and woe all hope deny me (Cornelia)
Act I Scene 1: The time for tears is over (Sextus)
Act I Scene 1: Come rouse yourselves to vengeance (Sextus)
Act I Scene 2: You shall be Queen, Cleopatra (Cleopatra, Nirenus, Ptolemy)
Act I Scene 2: Yet why despair? (Cleopatra)
Act I Scene 2: Pharaoh, my King! (Achillas, Ptolemy)
Act I Scene 2: Upstart, barbarian and traitor! (Ptolemy)
Act I Scene 3: Spirit of mighty Pompey (Caesar, Curio, Cleopatra, Nirenus)
Act I Scene 3: Here within thee, O friendly marble (Cornelia)
Act I Scene 3: Alas! Reviled and neglected, must I remain here for ever? (Cornelia, Sextus, Cleopatra, Nirenus)
Act I Scene 3: O star of my desire (Cleopatra)
Act I Scene 4: Caesar! A generous destiny ... (Ptolemy, Caesar, Achillas)
Act I Scene 4: How silently, how slyly (Caesar)
Act I Scene 4: Sire, with Sextus her son, the lady Cornelia (Achillas, Cornelia, Sextus, Ptolemy)
Act I Scene 4: Ne'er reject a tender lover (Achillas)
Act I Scene 4: Mother! My dearest! (Sextus, Cornelia)
Act I Scene 4: Condemn'd to grieve and cry, my love (Cornelia, Sextus)
Act II Scene 1: Have you done as I ordered, faithful Nirenus? (Cleopatra, Nirenus, Caesar)
Act II Scene 1: Lamenting, complaining of Caesar's disdaining (Cleopatra, Caesar)
Act II Scene 1: Fly then, fly, O my heart (Caesar, Nirenus)
Act II Scene 1: Fleet o'er flowery meadow gliding (Caesar)
Act II Scene 2: Still despairing, still lamenting (Cornelia)
Act II Scene 2: Lady, forget your grieving (Achillas, Cornelia, Ptolemy)
Act II Scene 2: Deep within my bosom burning (Ptolemy)
Act II Scene 2: So why delay? (Cornelia, Sextus)
Act II Scene 2: Sigh no more, forget lamenting (Cornelia)
Act II Scene 2: He is no son who seeks not full revenge ... (Sextus)
Act II Scene 2: Wounded, the serpent ne'er reposes
Act II Scene 3: Soon he will come to find me (Cleopatra)
Act II Scene 3: Venus, fair lady, 1 favour send me (Cleopatra)
Act II Scene 3: Ah gods! What do I see? (Caesar, Cleopatra, Curio)
Act II Scene 3: In anger and fury I'll turn on the foe (Caesar, Chorus)
Act II Scene 3: They will kill him (Cleopatra)
Act II Scene 3: Hear my prayer, O gods, relenting (Cleopatra)
Act II: Symphony
Act III Scene 1: So! You are beaten! (Ptolemy, Cleopatra)
Act III Scene 1: I shall tame your pride unbending (Ptolemy)
Act III Scene 1: And so in 1 brief hour all my glory is gone? (Cleopatra)
Act III Scene 1: Flow, my tears (Cleopatra)
Act III Scene 1: From the perils of the ocean (Caesar)
Act III Scene 1: Zephyrs! Zephyrs, come to mine aid! (Caesar)
Act III Scene 1: Nirenus, the battle is fought and lost (Sextus, Achillas, Caesar, Curio)
Act III Scene 1: See in spate the high cataract storming (Caesar)
Act III Scene 2: Ladies, my faithful servants (Cleopatra, Caesar)
Act III Scene 2: Stormy winds my ship had shaken (Cleopatra)
Act III Scene 3: Symphony
Act III Scene 3: Here, Curio and your legions (Nirenus, Caesar, Sextus, Cornelia, Cleopatra)
Act III Scene 3: Dearest! Fairest! (Cleopatra, Caesar)
Act III Scene 3: Long, long may Egypt continue (Caesar)
Act III Scene 3: Proclaim we all great Caesar's glory (Chorus)
Act III Scene 3: A vow I give you (Caesar, Cleopatra)
Act III Scene 3: Proclaim we all great Caesar's glory (Chorus)