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Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 7 - Della Jones

Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 7 - Della Jones

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2001

Originally recorded in 2000

Artists:

London Philharmonic Orchestra


David Parry


Della Jones

mezzo-soprano

Venue:

Blackheath Halls, London



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Richard Smoker

(Assistant)

Record Label
Opera In English

Genre:

Vocal & Song


Opera in English

Total Time - 79:02
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Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 7 - Della Jones

 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

(1792-1868)
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1 

Tancredi's Cavatina from Tancredi

3:10
  'Tell me, my beating heart'  
  (Di tanti palpiti)  
 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)
2 

Bertarido's Aria from Rodelinda

4:58
  'Art thou troubled?'  
  (Dove sei?)  
 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

(1756-1791)
 

Vitellia's Recitative and Aria from The Clemency of Titus

9:58  
3 Recit.: 'Now is the moment, oh Vitellia . . .' - 2:31
4 Aria: 'No bridal garlands' 7:27
  (Non più di fiori)  
  with Paul Richards basset-horn solo  
 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

 

Xerxes' Recitative and Aria from Xerxes

3:38  
5 Recit.: 'May the Fates be kind' - 0:43
6 Aria: 'Under thy shade' 2:55
  (Ombra mai fu)  
 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

 

Isabella and Taddeo's Duet from The Italian Girl in Algiers

8:02  
7 'All the changes in my fortune . . .' - 5:01
8 'Ah, yes, as friends united' 3:01
  (Ai capricci della sorte)  
  with Andrew Shore baritone  
9 'All for the pleasure' 5:42
  (Per lui che adoro)  
  with Peter Wedd tenor, Andrew Shore and Simon Bailey bass  
 

GAETANO DONIZETTI

(1797-1848)
 

Leonora and Alfonso's Duet from La favorita (The Mistress)

7:34  
10 'Ines, tell me what happened' - 2:32
11 'Leonora! Leonora! Be silent!' 5:02
  with Helen Miles soprano and Garry Magee baritone  
12 

Brindisi from Lucrezia Borgia

3:00
  'Oh the secret life, you may hear it'  
  (Il segreto per esser felice)  
  with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
 

VINCENZO BELLINI

(1801-1835)
 

Norma and Adalgisa's Duet from Norma

11:26  
13 'Take my children, take them with you' - 4:01
14 'See, O Norma' 7:25
  with Anne Mason mezzo-soprano  
 

AMILCARE PONCHIELLI

(1834-1886)
15 

La Cieca's Aria from La Gioconda

4:06
  'Voice that consoles me'  
  (Voce di donna)  
  with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

16 

Mathilde, Jemmy and Hedwige's Trio from William Tell

4:15
  'My brave new son, to you . . .'  
  (Je rends à votre amour)  
  with Mary Plazas soprano and Anne Mason mezzo-soprano  
 

EDWARD GERMAN

(1862-1936)
17 

Queen Elizabeth's Song from Merrie England

4:43
  'O peaceful England'  
  with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
 

HENRY BISHOP

(1786-1855)
18 

'Home, sweet home' from Clari, or the Maid of Milan

4:29
  with Della Jones piano  
   
  Bonus track:  
 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

19 

Rosina's Cabaletta from The Barber of Seville

4:01
  'I can be so demure'  
  Della Jones mezzo-soprano  
  English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus  
  Gabriele Bellini  
  (from CHAN 3025(2))  
Della Jones is one of Britian’s greatest mezzo-sopranos, with a distinguished international career.

Della Jones is a major artist in the Opera in English series. Her recordings of La Traviata, Julius Caesar and The Barber of Seville have appeared to glowing reviews in the international press.

This is a CD of operatic favourites with lighter music and offering an entertaining mix sung with the assistance of artists of the highest calibre.

Like the others in this acclaimed series, the present volume is available at midprice and is enhanced by 24-bit technology, making it a state-of-the-art recording at an attractive price.

Chandos’ innovative series is the most extensive of Opera in English recordings ever made, and the series with more operatic and solo vocal albums planned for the future.



Vincenzo Bellini is the product of an age when opera was an entertainment rather than an art form. Before his death at the young age of thirty-four, he had completed ten operas, four of which, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La sonnambula, I puritani, and Norma remain in the repertoire.

Gaetano Donizetti was fortunate to come under the tutelage of Simon Mayr, who taught him and arranged for him to begin receiving commissions. At the age of forty-two he had his major break-through with the completion of his popular comedy La fille du régiment and of La favorita his first successful grand opéra.

George Frideric Handel’s first and most abiding influence was the composer Reinhard Heiser, the then director of the opera in Hamburg. Handel lived there from his eighteenth birthday until 1709. In 1711 he was allowed to go to England on the condition that he not absent himself too long from the court. In 1714 the Elector of Hannover assumed the English throne as King George I, a highly embarrassing situation for the composer who had long been awaited back in Germany. Handel would remain in England, however, where he composed, among other operas, Xerxes.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed La clemenza di Tito in the glorious flurry of creative activity that also saw the completion of Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutti and Die Zauberflöte, the final five operas written between 1787 and his death in 1791.

Amilcare Ponchielli is almost solely remembered for his opera La Gioconda, an Italianate and intensely dramatic work written for La Scala in 1876.

Gioacchino Rossini was once reported to have said, ‘Give me a shopping list and I’ll set it to music’. His last opera Guillaume Tell, was also his greatest, if not also his most exhausting, and it created a furore at its premiere in 1829.

Sir Henry R Bishop’s ‘Home, Sweet Home’ comes from his opera Clari, with the now famous words written by the American poet John Howard Payne.


‘And so the series adds another excellent disc to its catalogue of recitals’.
Gramophone

Listen to [her] Condemned to Weep duet [with Sarah Walker] and rejoice in such artistry
The Sunday Telegraph on CHAN 3019(3) Julius Ceasar

‘…scrupulous and easy-sounding virtuosity.’
Gramophone on CHAN 3025(2) The Barber of Seville



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