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Prokofiev: The Love For Three Oranges / Hickox, Et Al


Release Date: 01/24/2006 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10347   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Warwick FyfeWilliam FergusonSally-Anne RussellJohn MacMaster,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet OrchestraAustralian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"If the cast sound as though they're enjoying themselves, we're on the right track...Opera Australia's new recording was taken from performances at the Sydney Opera House in February 2005. Expertly moulded by Richard Hickox (beginning his stint as music director there), the score whizzes along, every tempo just right, both orchestra and singers coping well with Prokofiev's mercurial changes of scene and atmosphere...The Canadian John MacMaster is first among equals as the ailing prince who can be cured only by laughter. He perfectly conveys the transformation from weary hypochondria to hysterical silliness in the pursuit of three oranges he's fallen in love with...Opera Australia's performance uses Tom Stoppard's brisk English Read more translation...it's a thoroughly enjoyable version of an opera in which, according to the composer,'there should be no time to think or get bored'".
Andrew Huth, OPERA Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Warwick Fyfe (Baritone), William Ferguson (Tenor), Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano),
John MacMaster (Tenor), Jud Arthur (Bass), Elizabeth Whitehouse (Soprano),
Wendy Dawn Thompson (Alto), Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Baritone), Deborah Humble (Alto),
Arend Baumann (Bass), Ali McGregor (Soprano), Bruce Martin (Bass),
Richard Alexander (Bass), Catherine Carby (Mezzo Soprano), Graeme Macfarlane (Tenor),
Timothy Du Fore (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra,  Australian Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/2005 
Venue:  Live  Sydney Opera House, Australia 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Prologue: What we want is genuine tragedy! (Tragedians, Comics, Lyrics, Empty Heads, Eccentrics, Herald)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Oh, poor boy! Tell me the worst. What are his chances? (King, Doctors, Pantaloon, Eccentrics)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Don't worry... don't worry... (Pantaloon, King, Truffaldino)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Leandro, please lay on a sort of royal variety show (King, Eccentrics, Leandro, Pantaloon)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act I Scene 2: It's Chelio! (Eccentrics, Little Devils, Chelio, Fata Margana)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act I Scene 2: The best-laid plans of mice and men can meet frustration (Leandro, Clarissa, Tragedians, Eccentrics)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Who's that? (Leandro, Smeraldina, Clarissa)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Howzat?! (Truffaldino, Prince, Eccentrics, Comics)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Here they come... ain't it grand? It's beginning, so hurry, hurry! (Truffaldino, Prince)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act II Scene 2: For your delight, I present first, this! (Truffaldino, Courtiers, King, Prince)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Who are you? What do you want here? (Leandro, Fata Morgana, Truffaldino, Courtiers, King, Prince)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Who is this woman? (Truffaldino, Fata Morgana, Prince, Eccentrics, King, Courtiers, Little Devils)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act II Scene 2: I want an apple, or a banana... perhaps a cherry... (Prince, Pantaloon, Truffaldino, Eccentrics, King, Empty Heads)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 1: Farfarello! Farfarello! (Chelio, Farfarello)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 1: Wind has died. We must be in Orange country (Prince, Truffaldino, Chelio)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 2: We're here (Prince, Truffaldino)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 2: Fee-fi-fo-fum! I heard a noise. Where's my ladle? (Cook, Truffaldino, Prince)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 3: We've lost our following wind, no wonder that we're getting nowhere! (Prince, Truffaldino)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 3: Where did the girl come from? (Truffaldino, Linetta, Nicoletta, Prince)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 3: We're alone, at last, my marmalade, my dessert, my true love (Prince, Ninetta, Eccentrics, Lyrics)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act III Scene 3: Smeraldina... with a needle! Fata Morgana! (Eccentrics, Ninetta, Fata Morgana, Prince, King, Smeraldina, Leandro)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act IV Scene 1: Ah! I'll get you for this, I'll get you for this, see if I don't...! (Chelio, Fata Morgana, Eccentrics)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act IV Scene 2: Are you ready? (Leandro, Master of Ceremonies, Courtiers, King, Chelio)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act IV Scene 2: Would you be Ninetta? (Eccentrics, Prince, Courtiers, King, Truffaldino, Clarissa, Leandro, Pantaloon)
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (sung in English): Act IV Scene 2: Arrest them! (Master of Ceremonies, Pantaloon, Truffaldino, Courtiers, Fata Morgana, Eccentrics, King)

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