Operas - Cav & Pag

   
 PIETRO MASCAGNI
 Cavalleria Rusticana 79:31  
  Country Manners, (1890-Rome)  
  Melodrama in one act by G. Targioni-Tozzetti and G Menasci  
  English translation by Edmund Tracey  
   
1 Prelude - 2:40
  Siciliana  
2 Turiddu 'O Lola with your skin white as the lily' - 1:56
3 Prelude (conclusion) - 3:30
4 Chorus 'Ah! Ah!' - 2:46
5 'Spring has returned' - 5:29
  Scena and Alfio's Song  
6 Santuzza 'Tell me, mamma Lucia' 5:06
7 Alfio 'Horses champing at the bit' 2:54
  Scena and Prayer  
8 Lucia 'Good for you mister Alfio' 0:33
  Easter Hymn  
9 Alfio 'I must be going!' 7:41
  Romance and Scena  
10 Santuzza 'You know your son, Turiddu' 6:34
  Scena  
11 Turiddu 'What do you want Santuzza' 3:52
  Lola's Song  
12 Lola 'Sweet flow'rs I bring you' 3:55
13 Santuzza 'No, no, Turiddu' 5:56
14 Santuzza 'Oh! So my prayer has been answered' 3:58
15 Alfio 'I'd like to thank you' 2:05
16 Intermezzo 3:59
  Scena Chorus and Brindisi  
17 Chorus 'The service is over this Easter' 2:52
18 Turiddu 'Neighbours, with a glass I meet you' 2:33
  Finale  
19 Alfio 'All the blessings of Easter!' 2:25
20 Turiddu 'Alfio, listen' 2:45
21 Turiddu 'The wine is making me talk nonsense' 6:00
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Turiddu
 Nelly Miricioiu soprano - Santuzza
 Phillip Joll baritone - Alfio
 Diana Montague soprano - Lola
 Elizabeth Bainbridge contralto - Lucia
 David Parry
  3-5 August 1997  
 RUGGIERO LEONCAVALLO (1857-1919)
 Pagliacci 79:45  
  The Touring Company  
  Opera in a prologue and two acts  
  Libretto by Leoncavallo  
  English translation by Edmund Tracey  
  Prologue  
22 'Hello . . . Hello' . . . 8:12
  Tonio  
   
  Act I  
23 Chorus: 'Hey! They're back! They're Back!' 2:58
  Chorus, Canio, Beppe  
24 Aria: 'Your most humble servant' 2:48
  Canio, Chorus, Beppe, Tonio  
25 Cantabile: 'If he tried it I promise you' 3:09
  Canio, Nedda, Chorus  
26 Chorus: 'You hear them playing?' 4:10
  Chorus, Canio  
27 Introduction: 'The ugly look he gave me' 2:44
  Nedda  
28 Aria: 'Swallow, fly away' 2:23
  Nedda  
29 Duet: 'It's you! I thought that you had gone with Canio' 5:02
  Nedda, Tonio  
30 Duet: 'Nedda!' . . . 1:28
  Silvio, Nedda  
31 'Why do you go on with this tormented life?' 2:44
  Silvio, Nedda  
32 'I must be strong' 3:19
  Nedda, Silvio, Tonio  
33 'How can you tell me you ever loved me' 4:18
  Silvio, Nedda  
34 'Be very careful, and then we can surprise them' 5:00
  Tonio, Silvio, Nedda, Canio, Beppe  
35 Introduction: 'Go on stage . . .' 0:46
  Canio  
36 Aria: 'Put on your costume' 2:59
  Canio  
   
37 Interrmezzo 3:45
  Act II  
38 'Ohe! Ohe! Quickly! Hurry!' 4:07
  Chorus, Tonio, Beppe, Silvio, Nedda  
   
  The Play  
39 'Paggliaccio. That's my husband' 1:40
  Nedda (Columbina)  
40 Serenade: 'O Columbina' 2:45
  Beppe (Harlequin), Columbina  
41 'She's waiting. She is a goddess!' 3:50
  Tonio (Taddeo), Columbina  
42 'Arlecchin!' 'Columbina' 1:57
  Columbina, Harlequin, Taddeo  
43 'Pour the potion in his glass at midnight' 3:04
  Harlequin, Columbina (Nedda), Pagliaccio (Canio), Tonio  
44 Aria: 'No, we're not in a play!' 6:31
  Canio, Chorus, Silvio, Nedda, Beppe, Tonio  
   
 Alan Opie baritone - Tonio
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Canio
 Peter Bronder tenor - Beppe
 Rosa Mannion soprano - Nedda
 William Dazeley baritone - Silvio
 David Parry
  Brad Cohen (assistant conductor)  
  7-10 August 1997