Matthew Best

Biography

Born: February 6, 1957; Farnborough, Kent, England  
Matthew Best began his career as a bass, singing at Covent Garden and at other leading operatic venues throughout the world. But since the mid-'80s he has turned increasingly toward conducting, recording many choral/orchestral and operatic works for Hyperion Records. Over the years his singing range has changed as well, placing him in the category of bass-baritone and including roles such as Scarpia and Amfortas.

Best was born in
Read more Farnborough, Kent, on February 6, 1957. He showed vocal talent in his youth and at age 16 (1973) founded the Corydon Singers, serving then and ever since as the ensemble's artistic director. He enrolled at King's College, Cambridge, and later at the National Opera Studio in London. His principal teachers included Robert Lloyd, Otakar Kraus, and Patrick McGuigan.

Best was signed on as a principal bass at Covent Garden in 1980 and two years later drew major notice when he was awarded the Decca-Kathleen Ferrier Prize. In 1985 he began an association with the English Chamber Orchestra, leading the ensemble in concerts and recordings, often with his Corydon Singers. He left Covent Garden the following year but continued singing with many other opera companies throughout the world, including the Scottish Opera and Nederlandse Opera.

Best founded the Corydon Orchestra in 1991, and together with the Corydon Singers has made numerous critically acclaimed recordings, including the Bruckner Mass in F minor and Psalm 150 (1992) and the Beethoven Opferlied and Meeresstille Cantatas (1996).

In 1998 Best became principal conductor of the Sussex-based Hanover Band, a highly respected period instrument chamber ensemble. But his increasing activity on the podium hardly diminished his operatic pursuits. He received high praise, in particular, for his portrayal of Amfortas in Wagner's Parsifal at the Scottish Opera in 2000, as well as for his Wotan in Wagner's Siegfried there in 2003. In the role of Kutuzov in Prokofiev's War and Peace at the English National Opera's 2001 English-language production, he scored a similar success. Read less
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    The John Eliot Gardiner Collection
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001826002 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Henry Purcell,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Marinella Pennicchi,  Michael Chance,  Mark Tucker,  Bryn Terfel  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
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    Philips Original Jackets Collection  [55-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001767702 Release Date: 12/04/2012   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Salvatore Accardo,  Elisabeth Unger,  Claudio Arrau,  Thomas Zehetmair  ... 
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    Britten: Billy Budd / Harding, Bostridge, Gunn
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 19039 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Matthew Rose,  Jonathan Lemalu,  Neal Davies  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
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    Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Riccardo Chailly
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 411644 Release Date: 10/02/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  John Dobson,  Astrid Varnay,  Matthew Best,  Stafford Dean  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta Chorus,  London Sinfonietta
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    Verdi: Don Carlo / Haitink, Cotrubas, Lima, Et Al
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 2844 Release Date: 09/27/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Luis Lima,  Ileana Cotrubas,  Giorgio Zancanaro,  Robert Lloyd  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
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    The Compact Opera Collection - Rossini: Il Barbiere/Marriner
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470434 Release Date: 08/20/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Francisco Araiza,  Domenico Trimarchi,  Agnes Baltsa,  Thomas Allen  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
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    Essential Rossini - 23 Of His Greatest Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 472213 Release Date: 04/09/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Marilyn Horne,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Katia Ricciarelli,  Cecilia Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Henry Lewis,  Claudio Abbado,  Charles Dutoit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia / Marriner, Baltsa, Allen, Best
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 446448 Release Date: 03/01/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Thomas Allen,  Matthew Best,  Robert Lloyd,  Sally Burgess  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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    Vaughan Williams: Sir John In Love / Hickox, Varcoe, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9928 Release Date: 07/24/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Adrian Thompson,  Susan Gritton,  Henry Moss,  Stephan Loges  ... 
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    Britten: Billy Budd / Hickox, Langridge, Keenlyslide, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9826 Release Date: 06/27/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Clive Bayley,  Richard Coxon,  Timothy Du Fore,  Christopher Keyte  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
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    Opera In English - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Highlights) / Daniel, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3007 Release Date: 05/19/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
    Performer:  Susan Parry,  Yvonne Howard,  Mark Curtis,  Matthew Best  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Daniel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
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    Tippett Conducts Tippett - Concertos, Ritual Dances, Etc
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 1759 Release Date: 05/19/1998   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Michael Tippett
    Performer:  Linda Rhodes,  Michael Bochmann,  Nicolas Jones,  Alexander Martin  ... 
    Conductor:  William Boughton,  George Guest,  Stephen Darlington,  Michael Tippett
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    Menotti: Martin's Lie, Five Songs, Etc / Richard Hickox
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9605 Release Date: 04/21/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gian Carlo Menotti
    Performer:  Malcolm Martineau,  Robin Leggate,  Judith Howarth,  Ben Dixon  ... 
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    Beethoven: Leonore / Gardiner, Martinpelto, Oelze, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 453461 Release Date: 10/14/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Hillevi Martinpelto,  Franz Hawlata,  Christiane Oelze,  Kim Begley  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
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    Complete Beethoven Edition Vol 4 - Leonore, Fidelio
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453719 Release Date: 10/14/1997   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Christoph Bantzer,  Christiane Oelze,  Kim Begley,  Franz Hawlata  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Leonard Bernstein,  Claudio Abbado
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    Elgar: The Dream Of Gerontius / Hill, Kendall, Fryer, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553885-86 Release Date: 08/05/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Performer:  William Kendall,  Sarah Fryer,  Matthew Best
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta Chorus,  Waynflete Singers
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    Britten: Peter Grimes / Richard Hickox, Philip Langridge
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9447 Release Date: 04/23/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Janice Watson,  Alan Opie,  Ameral Gunson,  John Graham-Hall  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
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    Tippett: Ritual Dances, Praeludium, Etc / Tippett, Et Al
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5217 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Tippett
    Performer:  Matthew Best,  Rita Cullis,  Margaret McDonald,  Mark Curtis  ... 
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    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Chorus,  English Northern Philharmonia
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Biography

Born: February 6, 1957; Farnborough, Kent, England  
Matthew Best began his career as a bass, singing at Covent Garden and at other leading operatic venues throughout the world. But since the mid-'80s he has turned increasingly toward conducting, recording many choral/orchestral and operatic works for Hyperion Records. Over the years his singing range has changed as well, placing him in the category of bass-baritone and including roles such as Scarpia and Amfortas.

Best was born in
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Beethoven: Op.72a - Ouvertuere "Leonore II"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - ..Twas in truth
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.1 Arie: "O wär' ich schon mir dir vereint"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Beharrlich bleibt auf dem Liebespfad
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.2 Duett: "Jetzt, Schätzchen, jetzt sind wir allein"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Der Kerkermeister, Rocco, der Vater
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.3 Terzett: "Ein Mann ist bald genommen"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Fidelio kam - und niemand weiss woher
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.4 Quartett: "Mir ist so wunderbar"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Gefuehl ist gut, doch Geld ist besser
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.5 Arie: "Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Unantastbar klar birgt Leonores Brust
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.6 Terzett: "Gut, Soehnchen, gut"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.7 Introduction
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Der Gouverneur ist da
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.8 Arie mit Chor: "Ha! Welch ein Augenblick"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Postiert eine Trompete auf dem Wachturm
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.9 Duett: "Jetzt, Alter, hat es Eile!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Und Leonore begegnet Marzelline
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.10 Duett: "Um in der Ehe froh zu leben"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Die ernsten Steine des dumpfen Gemaeuers
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.11 Rezitativ und Arie: "Ach, brich noch nicht, du mattes Herz!" - "Komm,Hoffnung,lass den letzten Stern"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.12 Finale: "O welche Lust, in freier Luft"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - (Rezitativ:) "Entfernt euch jetzt! Nun, koennt ihr eilen?" - "Nun sprecht, wie ging's?" - (Duett:) "Noch heute, noch heute?"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - (Duett:) "Wir muessen gleich zu Werke schreiten" - (Quartett:) "Ach Vater, eilt!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - (Arie:) "Auf euch nur will ich bauen"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Florestans Not im Dunkel tauber Einsamkeit
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.13 Rezitativ und Arie: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!" - In des Lebens Fruehlingstagen
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.14 Melodram und Duett: "Wie kalt ist es in diesem unterirdischen Gewoelbe!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - (Duett:) "Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Dort, in der Tiefe
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.15 Terzett: "Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Und Rocco eilt
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.16 Quartett: "Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Oh Leonore! Alles was dein Mut gewagt - verloren!
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.17 Rezitativ und Duett: "Ich kann mich noch nicht fassen" - "O namenlose Freude!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.18 Finale: "Zur Rache! Zur Rache!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - O Gott! O welch ein Augenblick!
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - So muessen endlich Aufgeklaerte
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Doch hoere erst, du Boesewicht
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - "Dann herrscht allgemeine Freiheit und Gleichheit der."
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Nein, nein, nein! Er ist noch zu gering bestraft!
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Ein hoeherer Geist, vom Himmel gesandt
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - (Rezitativ:) "Der Koenig wird dein Richter sein!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Wer ein holdes Weib errungen
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Appendix - No.7a March in B flat major
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Overture (Sinfonia)
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - No.1 Introduzione: "Piano, pianissimo"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Cavatina: "Ecco, ridente in cielo"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Recitativo: "Gente indiscreta"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - No.2 Cavatina: "Largo al factotum"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Recitativo: "Ah, ah! che bella vita" - No.3 Canzone: "Se il mio nome saper voi bramate" - Recitativo: "Oh cielo!" - "Nella stanza"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - No.4 Duetto: "All'idea di quel metallo"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - "Una voce poco fa...Io sono docile"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Recitativo: "Sì, sì, la vincerò"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - No.6 Aria: "La calunnia è un venticello"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Recitativo: "Ah, che ne dite?"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - No.7 Duetto: "Dunque io son... tu non m'inganni?"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Recitativo: "Ora mi sento meglio"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - No.8 Aria: "A un dottor della mia sorte"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Recitativo: "Finora in questa camera" - No.9 Finale I: "Ehi, di casa!... buona gente!..."
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Ma vedi il mio destino" - No.10 Duetto: "Pace e gioia sia con voi"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Insomma, mio signore"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - No.11 Aria: "Contro un cor che accende amore"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Bella voce! Bravissima!" - No.12 Arietta: "Quando mi sei vicina"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Bravo, signor barbiere"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - No.13 Quintetto: "Don Basilio!" "Cosa veggo!"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Sempre gridi e tumulti" - No.14 Aria: "Il vecchiotto cerca moglie"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Dunque voi Don Alonso non conoscete"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - No.15 Temporale (Thunderstorm)
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Alfine, eccoci qua"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - No.16 Terzetto: "Ah! qual colpo inaspettato!"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Ah! disgraziati noi!" - No.17 Recitativo strumentato: "Il Conte!"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - No.18 Aria: "Cessa di più resistere"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - Recitativo: "Insomma, io ho tutti i torti"
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 2 - No.19 Finaletto II: "Di sì felice innesto"
Act I: Orchestral introduction - What hoa, what hoa! (Shallow, Sir Hugh Evans)
Act I: Ahem (Anne Page)
Act I: This is my father's choice (Anne Page)
Act I: How now, what does Master Fenton here? (Page)
Act I: Vere is dat knave Rugby? (Dr. Caius)
Act I: Episode
Act I: How now, mine Host of the Garter (Bardolph, Nym, Pistol)
Act I: I spy entertainment in her ... (Sir John Falstaff)
Act I: Wilt thou revenge ... ? (Pistol)
Act I: Love my wife? I will be patient (Ford)
Act II Scene 1: Orchestral introduction
Act II Scene 1: Thine own true knight (Mrs. Page) - Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more (Mrs. Quickly)
Act II Scene 2: Bardolph! Bardolph, I say! (Sir John Falstaff)
Act II Scene 2: Go thy ways, go thy ways, old Jack! (Sir John Falstaff)
Act II Scene 2: Sir, my name is Brook (Ford)
Act II Scene 2: Ha, is this a vision? (Ford)
Act IV Scene 2: But till 'tis 1 o'clock (Mrs. Qucikly)
Act IV Scene 2: Dance of the Fairies
Act IV Scene 2: But stay! I smell a man of middle earth (Sir Hugh Evans)
Act IV Scene 2: Nay, do not fly (Page)
Act IV Scene 2: My heart misgives me (Mrs. Page)
Act IV Scene 2: Stand not amazed (Sir John Falstaff)
Prologue: I am an old man ... (Vere)
Act I Scene 1: Pull, me bantams! (First Mate, Second Mate, Sailing Master, Sailor, Bosun, Midshipmen, Donald, Maintop, Deck, Novice, Men, Squeak, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Boat ahoy! (Maintop, Voice, Midshipmen, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Bosun, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 1: First man forward! (Claggart, Red Whiskers, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Jones)
Act I Scene 1: Your name? (Claggart, Billy, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 1: Billy Budd, king of the birds! (Billy, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 2: Gentlemen, the King! (Vere, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 2: Ay, at Spithead ... (Vere, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant)
Act I Scene 2: We are, sir. Claggart is an able one. (First Lieutenant, Vere, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 3: Blow her away. (Red Whiskers, Chorus, Billy, Donald, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: We're off to Samoa ... (Donald, Chorus, Red Whiskers, Billy, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: Hi! You ... a ... a ... ! (Billy, Dansker, Red Whiskers, Donald, Squeak, Billy, Claggart, Boy, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Over the water ... (Claggart, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Come here. (Claggart, Novice)
Act I Scene 3: Billy! ... Hist! Billy Budd! (Novice, Billy)
Act I Scene 3: Dansker, old friend ... (Billy, Dansker)
So he touched the first door (Naninga)
Open, open! (Fugitive)
You filthy blackgaurds (Sheriff)
Martin my boy (Father Cornelius)
I've had enough of this (Sherrif)
Heavenly Father (Ninga, Children , Father Cornelius)
Beethoven: Op.72a - Ouvertuere "Leonore II"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - ..Twas in truth
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.1 Arie: "O wär' ich schon mir dir vereint"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Beharrlich bleibt auf dem Liebespfad
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.2 Duett: "Jetzt, Schätzchen, jetzt sind wir allein"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Der Kerkermeister, Rocco, der Vater
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.3 Terzett: "Ein Mann ist bald genommen"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Fidelio kam - und niemand weiss woher
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.4 Quartett: "Mir ist so wunderbar"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Gefuehl ist gut, doch Geld ist besser
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.5 Arie: "Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - Unantastbar klar birgt Leonores Brust
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 1 - No.6 Terzett: "Gut, Soehnchen, gut"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.7 Introduction
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Der Gouverneur ist da
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.8 Arie mit Chor: "Ha! Welch ein Augenblick"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Postiert eine Trompete auf dem Wachturm
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.9 Duett: "Jetzt, Alter, hat es Eile!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Und Leonore begegnet Marzelline
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.10 Duett: "Um in der Ehe froh zu leben"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - Die ernsten Steine des dumpfen Gemaeuers
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.11 Rezitativ und Arie: "Ach, brich noch nicht, du mattes Herz!" - "Komm,Hoffnung,lass den letzten Stern"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - No.12 Finale: "O welche Lust, in freier Luft"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - (Rezitativ:) "Entfernt euch jetzt! Nun, koennt ihr eilen?" - "Nun sprecht, wie ging's?" - (Duett:) "Noch heute, noch heute?"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - (Duett:) "Wir muessen gleich zu Werke schreiten" - (Quartett:) "Ach Vater, eilt!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 2 - (Arie:) "Auf euch nur will ich bauen"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Florestans Not im Dunkel tauber Einsamkeit
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.13 Rezitativ und Arie: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!" - In des Lebens Fruehlingstagen
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.14 Melodram und Duett: "Wie kalt ist es in diesem unterirdischen Gewoelbe!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - (Duett:) "Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Dort, in der Tiefe
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.15 Terzett: "Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Und Rocco eilt
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.16 Quartett: "Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Oh Leonore! Alles was dein Mut gewagt - verloren!
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.17 Rezitativ und Duett: "Ich kann mich noch nicht fassen" - "O namenlose Freude!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - No.18 Finale: "Zur Rache! Zur Rache!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - O Gott! O welch ein Augenblick!
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - So muessen endlich Aufgeklaerte
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Doch hoere erst, du Boesewicht
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - "Dann herrscht allgemeine Freiheit und Gleichheit der."
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Nein, nein, nein! Er ist noch zu gering bestraft!
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Ein hoeherer Geist, vom Himmel gesandt
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - (Rezitativ:) "Der Koenig wird dein Richter sein!"
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Act 3 - Wer ein holdes Weib errungen
Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 / Appendix - No.7a March in B flat major
Ouvertuere "Leonore II"
..Twas in truth
No.1 Arie: "O wär' ich schon mir dir vereint"
Beharrlich bleibt auf dem Liebespfad
No.2 Duett: "Jetzt, Schätzchen, jetzt sind wir allein"
Der Kerkermeister, Rocco, der Vater
No.3 Terzett: "Ein Mann ist bald genommen"
Fidelio kam - und niemand weiss woher
No.4 Quartett: "Mir ist so wunderbar"
Gefuehl ist gut, doch Geld ist besser
No.5 Arie: "Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben"
Unantastbar klar birgt Leonores Brust
No.6 Terzett: "Gut, Soehnchen, gut"
No.7 Introduction
Der Gouverneur ist da
No.8 Arie mit Chor: "Ha! Welch ein Augenblick"
Postiert eine Trompete auf dem Wachturm
No.9 Duett: "Jetzt, Alter, hat es Eile!"
Und Leonore begegnet Marzelline
No.10 Duett: "Um in der Ehe froh zu leben"
Die ernsten Steine des dumpfen Gemaeuers
No.11 Rezitativ und Arie: "Ach, brich noch nicht, du mattes Herz!" - "Komm,Hoffnung,lass den letzten Stern"
No.12 Finale: "O welche Lust, in freier Luft"
(Rezitativ:) "Entfernt euch jetzt! Nun, koennt ihr eilen?" - "Nun sprecht, wie ging's?" - (Duett:) "Noch heute, noch heute?"
(Duett:) "Wir muessen gleich zu Werke schreiten" - (Quartett:) "Ach Vater, eilt!"
(Arie:) "Auf euch nur will ich bauen"
Florestans Not im Dunkel tauber Einsamkeit
No.13 Rezitativ und Arie: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!" - In des Lebens Fruehlingstagen
No.14 Melodram und Duett: "Wie kalt ist es in diesem unterirdischen Gewoelbe!"
(Duett:) "Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben"
Dort, in der Tiefe
No.15 Terzett: "Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten"
Und Rocco eilt
No.16 Quartett: "Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen"
Oh Leonore! Alles was dein Mut gewagt - verloren!
No.17 Rezitativ und Duett: "Ich kann mich noch nicht fassen" - "O namenlose Freude!"
No.18 Finale: "Zur Rache! Zur Rache!"
O Gott! O welch ein Augenblick!
So muessen endlich Aufgeklaerte
Doch hoere erst, du Boesewicht
"Dann herrscht allgemeine Freiheit und Gleichheit der."
Nein, nein, nein! Er ist noch zu gering bestraft!
Ein hoeherer Geist, vom Himmel gesandt
(Rezitativ:) "Der Koenig wird dein Richter sein!"
Wer ein holdes Weib errungen
No.7a March in B flat major
Part I: Prelude
Part I: Jesu, Maria - I Am Near to Death
Part I: Rouse Thee, My Fainting Soul
Part I: Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Deus
Part I: Proficiscere, Anima Christiana
Part II: I Went to Sleep
Part II: It is a Member of That Family
Part II: But Hark! Upon My Sense Comes a Fierce Hubbub
Part II: I See Not Those False Spirits
Part II: But Hark! A Grand Mysterious Harmony
Part II: Thy Judgement Now is Near
Part II: I Go Before My Judge
Part II: Softly and Gently, Dearly-Ransomed Soul
Prologue: Peter Grimes (Hobson, Swallow, Peter)
Prologue: You sailed your boat round the coast (Swallow, Peter, Mrs. Sedley, Hobson, Ellen, Chorus)
Prologue: Peter Grimes, I here advise you (Swallow, Hobson, Peter, Chorus)
Prologue: The truth - the pity - and the truth (Peter, Ellen)
Prologue: Interlude I
Act I Scene 1: Oh, hang at open doors (Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Good morning, good morning! (Rector, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley, Ned, Swallow, Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Hi! Give us a hand (Peter, Boles, Balstrode, Ned, Auntie, Hobson)
Act I Scene 1: I'll have to go from pub to pub (Hobson, Ellen, Ned, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Let her among you without fault (Ellen, Hobson, Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
Act I Scene 1: Look! The storm cone! (Balstrode, Ned, Boles, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: And do you prefer the storm (Balstrode, Peter)
Act I Scene 1: They listen to money (Peter, Balstrode)
Act I Scene 1: What harbour shelters peace (Peter)
Act I Scene 1: Interlude II
Act I Scene 2: Past time to close (Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Boles, Nieces)
Act I Scene 2: Loud man (Auntie, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley)
Act I Scene 2: There's been a landslide up the coast (Fisherman, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie)
Act I Scene 2: No, I mean love (Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Pub conversation should depend (Balstrode, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Have you heard the cliff is down (Ned, Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter, Nieces, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie, Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: For peace sake (Balstrode, Peter)
Act I Scene 2: The bridge is down (Hobson, Ned, Ellen, Boles, Auntie, Nieces, Peter)
Act II: Interlude III
Act II Scene 1: Glitter of waves (Ellen)
Act II Scene 1: Now that the daylight fills the sky (Ellen, Rector, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: Child you're not too young (Ellen, Rector, Peter, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: This unrelenting work (Ellen, Peter, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: Fool to let it come to this (Auntie, Ned, Boles, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Swallow, Nieces, Rector, Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: People . . . No! I will speak! (Boles, Balstrode, Rector, Auntie, Ellen, Chorus)