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Janet Bakers sings scenes from Julius Caesar

Handel: Julius Caesar

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2002

Originally recorded in 2001

Artists:

English National Opera Orchestra


Sir Charles Mackerras


Christopher Booth-Jones

baritone - Curio

John Tomlinson

bass - Achillas

David James

countertenor - Nirenus

James Bowman

countertenor - Ptolemy

Sarah Walker

mezzo-soprano - Cornelia

Dame Janet Baker

mezzo-soprano - Julius Caesar

Della Jones

mezzo-soprano - Sextus

Valerie Masterson

soprano - Cleopatra

English National Opera Chorus



Venue:

Abbey Road Studios, London



Producer:

John Fraser



Engineer:

Mark Vigars



Record Label
Opera In English

Genre:

Vocal & Song


Opera in English

Total Time - 73:23
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Janet Bakers sings scenes from Julius Caesar

 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)
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Julius Caesar

74:25  
  Libretto by Nicola Haym  
  English translation by Brian Trowell  
  Edition prepared by Noel Davies and Sir Charles Mackerras  
   
  Act I  
  from Scene 1 Open country in Egypt  
1 'Caesar! Caesar! Egypt acclaims thee' 1:41
  Chorus  
2 'Kneel in tribute, fair land of Egypt' 2:05
  Caesar  
3 'Curio, Caesar has come . . .' 2:33
  Caesar, Cornelia, Sextus, Achillas  
4 'Tyrant, avoid my sight' 3:58
  Caesar  
   
  from Scene 3 Caesar's camp  
5 'Spirit of mighty Pompey' 2:57
  Caesar, Curio, Cleopatra, Nirenus  
   
  from Scene 4 In the palace of the Ptolemies  
6 'Caesar! A generous destiny' 1:08
  Ptolemy, Caesar, Achillas  
7 'How silently, how slyly' 6:31
  Caesar  
   
  Act II  
  Scene 1 (complete) A grove of cedars  
8 'Have you done as I ordered, faithful Nirenus?' 2:48
  Cleopatra, Nirenus, Caesar  
9 'Lamenting, complaining of Caesar's disdaining' 4:37
  Cleopatra, Caesar  
10 'Fly then, fly, O my heart' 0:42
  Caesar, Nirenus  
11 'Fleet o'er flowery meadow gliding' 7:48
  Caesar  
   
  from Scene 3 A chamber  
12 'Ah gods! What do I see?' 2:49
  Caesar, Cleopatra, Curio  
13 'In anger and fury I'll turn on the foe' 1:41
  Caesar, Chorus  
14 'They will kill him' 1:12
  Cleopatra  
   
  Act III  
  from Scene 1 An anchorage near Alexandria  
15 Symphony 0:43
16 'From the perils of the ocean' 2:06
17 'Zephyrs! Zephyrs, come to mine aid!' 6:35
  Caesar  
18 'Nirenus, the battle is fought and lost' 2:32
  Sextus, Achillas, Caesar, Curio  
19 'See in spate the high cataract storming' 4:33
  Caesar  
   
  Scene 3 (complete) The harbour of Alexandria  
20 Symphony 2:59
21 'Here, Curio and your legions' 2:27
  Nirenus, Caesar, Sextus, Cornelia, Cleopatra  
22 'Dearest!' 'Fairest!' 5:45
  Cleopatra, Caesar  
23 'Long, long may Egypt continue' 0:29
  Caesar  
24 'Proclaim we all great Caesar's glory' 0:52
  Chorus  
25 'A vow I give you' 0:57
  Caesar, Cleopatra  
26 'Proclaim we all great Caesar's glory' 0:55
  Chorus  
   
 Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano - Julius Caesar
 Christopher Booth-Jones baritone - Curio
 Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Cornelia
 Della Jones mezzo-soprano - Sextus
 Valerie Masterson soprano - Cleopatra
 James Bowman countertenor - Ptolemy
 John Tomlinson bass - Achillas
 David James countertenor - Nirenus
 Sir Charles Mackerras
  1-7 August 1984  
No Notes Found.
Mackerras and Janet Baker dominate this wonderful performance, but the cast includes Valerie Masterson, Della Jones, Sarah Walker, James Bowman and John Tomlinson, so no wonder it’s a classic
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