WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Opera In English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, Et Al


Release Date: 06/27/2000 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3033   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Patrick WheatleyHarold BlackburnJohn BrecknockDame Janet Baker,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera OrchestraEnglish National Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
Opera News (9/00, p.96) - "...the performance is a fine one, with attention focused...on Baker's interpretion - intense but controlled, carefully detailed but never fussy....Joy Roberts [is] a fresh-sounding Sophie, Patrick Wheatley a correct, quietly frighteningly Albert."
REVIEWS:
Opera News (9/00, p.96) - "...the performance is a fine one, with attention focused...on Baker's interpretion - intense but controlled, carefully detailed but never fussy....Joy Roberts [is] a fresh-sounding Sophie, Patrick Wheatley a correct, quietly frighteningly Albert." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Werther by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Patrick Wheatley (Baritone), Harold Blackburn (Bass), John Brecknock (Tenor),
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Joy Roberts (Soprano), John Tomlinson (Bass),
Terry Jenkins (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra,  English National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 12/13/1977 
Venue:  Colosseum, London, England 
Length: 130 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Werther (sung in English): Prelude
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Enough! Enough! (The Magistrate, the Children)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Bravo, to all the choir! (Johann, Schmidt, The Children, The Magistrate, Sophie)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: And so, is this the house where the Magistrate lives? (Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: O fair Nature, great is your bounty (Werther, The Children)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Charlotte! Charlotte! (Hans, Karl, Max, Gretel, Clara, Fritz, Charlotte, The Magistrate)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Bruhlmann, do come along! (The Magistrate, Bruhlmann, Kathchen, Charlotte, Werther, Sophie)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: O sweet vision, ideal of love and of devotion (Werther, The Magistrate, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Vivat Bacchus! Semper vivat! (The Magistrate, Sophie)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Sophie! Albert! So you've returned? (Albert, Sophie)
Werther (sung in English): Act I : Feelings of deepest thankfulness and love (Albert)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: (Moonlight)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: And so we 2 must part (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: But, you know nothing of me (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Alas, yes, they are mine (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Visions of rapture and joy! (Werther, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act I: Charlotte! Charlotte! Albert has returned! (The Magistrate, Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Prelude: The Lindens
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Vivat Bacchus! Semper vivat! This is Sunday! (Johann, Schmidt)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Come on, let's sing the office (Schmidt, Johann)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: 3 months! (Albert, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Another! Another's wife! (Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: These arms would not be holding (Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Yes, Kathchen will come back, I am sure (Schmidt, Johann, Albert, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: But she to whom I now am married (Albert, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Brother, look here (Sophie, Werther, Albert)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Was I not right? (Werther, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Ah, how far off that day (Werther, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Is there no other young girl in this place ... ? (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Yes, all that she commands me (Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: When any son returns to his home (Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act II: Do come along. The procession is starting (Sophie, Werther, Charlotte, Albert)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Prelude: Charlotte and Werther
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Werther! ... Ah, Werther! (Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Here in my room I'm writing you this letter (Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: The children's happy cries (Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Charlotte, good-day (Sophie, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Ah! Yes, laughter's a gift (Sophie, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Ah! Now let my tears flow freely (Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Now, Charlotte, I'm sure, you should not be alone (Sophie, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Ah! I am losing all my courage! (Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Werther! Ah! (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Why rouse me from my sleep ... ? (Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Do not go on! (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: Ah! I! I! In his arm! (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act III: So Werther has returned ... (Albert, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act IV Scene 1: Christmas Eve
Werther (sung in English): Act IV Scene 2: The Death of Werther: Werther! Ah, Werther! (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act IV: In this last hour of life I am truly bless'd (Werther, Charlotte)
Werther (sung in English): Act IV: Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel! (The Children, Charlotte, Werther, Sophie)
Werther (sung in English): Act IV: Ah! His eyes are closing (Charlotte, Werther)
Werther (sung in English): Act IV: ... yes, but hear what I ask (Werther, Charlotte, The Children)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook