Opera - The Barber of Seville

 GIOACHINO ROSSINI
   
 The Barber of Seville 149:00  
  An opera in two acts  
  Critical edition by Alberto Zedda  
  Libretto by Cesare Sterbini after the play Le Barbier de Séville by Beaumarchais  
  English translation by Amanda and Anthony Holden  
   
1 Overture 7:04
  Act I (Beginning)  
   
2 'Piano, pianissimo' 3:22
  Fiorello, Chorus, the Count  
3 'See how the smile of heaven' 4:18
  The Count  
4 'Hey, Fiorello!' 1:16
  The Count, Fiorello, Chorus  
5 'Thank you, thank you' 1:47
  Chorus, Fiorello, the Count  
6 'What common people!' 0:28
  The Count, Fiorello  
7 'La la la lera' 4:39
  Figaro  
8 'Ah ha! What could be better?' 2:05
  Figaro, the Count  
9 'I cannot see him anywhere' 1:37
  Rosina, the Count, Bartolo, Figaro  
10 'Poor little innocent creature!' 2:40
  The Count, Figaro, Bartolo  
11 'My poor heart is so full of emotion' 3:09
  The Count, Rosina, Figaro  
12 'What's happened?' 1:05
  The Count, Figaro  
13 'You need only mention money' 7:59
  Figaro, the Count  
14 'In my heart a gentle voice' 2:37
  Rosina  
15 'I can be so demure' 3:57
  Rosina  
16 'Oh yes, I'll win the day' 0:39
  Rosina  
17 'Good morning, Signorina' 0:45
  Figaro, Rosina  
18 'Where would I be without him?' 1:07
  Rosina, Bartolo  
19 'Who'd know?' 1:38
  Bartolo, Basilio  
20 'Innuendo, the slightest whisper' 3:47
  Basilio  
21 'Well, what d'you think?' 3:47
  Basilio, Bartolo  
22 'So that's it!' 2:45
  Figaro, Rosina  
23 'Then it's me . . .' 5:25
  Rosina, Figaro  
24 'Now I feel so much better' 1:51
  Rosina, Bartolo  
25 'Dare you offer such excuses' 6:44
  Bartolo  
   
  Act I (Conclusion)  
26 'Where's the master?' 3:09
  The Count, Bartolo  
27 'Ah! How long 'til I behold her?' 6:07
  The Count, Bartolo, Rosina, Berta, Basilio  
28 'Stop this noise!' 1:14
  Figaro, Bartolo, the Count, Rosina, Berta, Basilio  
29 'Someone is at the door' 1:13
  Rosina, Berta, Figaro, the Count, Bartolo, Basilio, Chorus  
30 'Pay attention! What's the trouble?' 1:24
  Chorus, Bartolo, Figaro, Basilio, Berta, the Count, Rosina, Officer  
31 'Frozen and motionless' 3:26
  Rosina, the Count, Bartolo, Basilio, Figaro  
32 'If I may . . .' 4:54
  Bartolo, Berta, Basilio, Chorus, Rosina, the Count, Figaro  
   
  Act II  
33 'I've got to find the answer!' 0:54
  Bartolo  
34 'Peace and joy be yours for ever' 2:25
  The Count, Bartolo  
35 'I don't think we have met, Sir' 2:50
  Bartolo, the Count  
36 'Come along, my dear, and listen' 1:05
  Bartolo, Rosina, the Count  
37 'When a heart for love is yearning' 7:26
  Rosina, the Count  
38 'What a talent, Bravissima!' 0:40
  The Count, Rosina, Bartolo  
39 'Sweet little seventeena' 0:59
  Bartolo  
40 'Bravo, Signor Figaro' 3:07
  Bartolo, Figaro, Rosina, the Count  
41 'Don Basilio . . .' 6:38
  Rosina, the Count, Figaro, Bartolo, Basilio  
42 'Now then, Signor Don Bartolo' 3:58
  Figaro, Bartolo, the Count, Rosina  
43 'Things can't get much worse' 0:41
  Bartolo  
44 'He wouldn't trust his mother!' 0:29
45 'First the Docctor wants to marry' 3:23
  Berta  
46 'So this is pupil Alonso' 1:05
  Bartolo, Basilio  
47 'By force or persuasion' 2:52
  Bartolo, Rosina  
48 Thunderstorm 3:09
49 'We've made it' 1:13
  Figaro, the Count, Rosina  
50 'Almaviva, not Lindoro!' 7:08
  Rosina, Figaro, the Count  
51 'Ah! That's all we needed!' 0:25
  Figaro, the Count, Rosina  
52 'Don Bartolo' 1:00
  Basilio, Figaro, the Count, Rosina  
53 'Don't move a muscle!' 0:19
  Bartolo, Figaro, Officer, the Count  
54 'I love a happy ending' 2:27
  Figaro, Berta, Bartolo, Basilio, Chorus, Rosina, the Count  
   
 Bruce Ford tenor - Count Almaviva
 Andrew Shore baritone - Bartolo
 Della Jones mezzo-soprano - Rosina
 Alan Opie baritone - Figaro
 Peter Rose bass - Don Basilio
 Peter Snipp baritone - Fiorello
 Jennifer Rhys-Davies soprano - Berta
 Christopher Ross bass - An Officer
 Gabriele Bellini
  9-14 August 1994