Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 2 - Diana Montague

 CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
1  Delilah and Samson's Duet - 'Softly awakes my heart . . .' from Samson and Delilah 6:00
  with Bruce Ford, tenor  
 CHARLES-FRANCOIS GOUNOD
2  Siebel's Flower Song - 'Summer flowers so fair . . .' from Faust 2:59
 LEO DELIBES
3  Lakmé and Mallika's duet - 'Come, Mallika! See the vines all in flow'r . . .' from Lakmé 6:45
  with Mary Plazas, soprano  
 CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
 Delilah's Recitative and Aria from Samson and Delilah 10:52  
4 'Tonight, seeking hither my presence . . .' - 4:46
  'O love! From thy pow'r let me borrow! . . .'  
5 Delilah's Aria - 'Fair spring is returning . . .' 6:06
 GAETANO DONIZETTI
 Leonora's Recitative, Aria and Cabaletta from La favorite 8:54  
6 'Can I believe it? . . .' 5:34
  'O my beloved . . .'  
7 'I submit to heav'nly powers . . .' 3:20
 HECTOR BERLIOZ
8  Marguérite's Romance - 'The fire of love inside me . . .' from The Damnation of Faust 9:12
 CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
9  Orpheus's Aria - 'What is life to me without thee . . .' from Orpheus and Eurydice 4:09
 GIOACHINO ROSSINI
 Trio: Count, Isolier and Countess - 'Night lends her aid . . .' from Count Ory 9:23  
10 'Night lends her aid . . .' 2:54
11 'With love and tender yearning . . .' 6:29
  with Mary Plazas, soprano - Bruce Ford, tenor  
 AMBROISE THOMAS
12  Frédéric's Rondo-Gavotte - 'Here am I in her boudoir . .' from Mignon 2:23
 JACQUES OFFENBACH
13  Périchole's Griserie - 'I've dined so well, I feel divine . . .' from La Périchole 1:56
14  Périchole's Letter Song - 'Oh my dearest, from my heart I swear it . . .' from La Périchole 3:01
15  Périchole's Aria - 'You don't have looks, you don't have cash . . .' from La Périchole 2:54
 AMBROISE THOMAS
16  Mignon's Romance - 'Have you heard of the land . . .' from Mignon 6:19
   
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano
 David Parry
  1-14 September 1997