Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 5 - Yvonne Kenny

 GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)
1  Lauretta's Solo from Gianni Schicchi 2:40
  'Oh, my beloved father'  
 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
2  Ilia's Aria from Idomeneo, Act III 5:27
  'Gentle zephyrs, soft caressing'  
  (Zeffiretti lusinghieri)  
   
 HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
3  Aerial Spirit's Solo from The Indian Queen, Act I 1:33
  'I attempt from love's sickness'  
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
4  Almirena's Aria from Rinaldo, Act II 4:18
  'Hear thou my weeping'  
  (Lascia ch'io pianga)  
   
 GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848)
5  Linda and Carlo's Love Duet from Linda from Chamonix, Act I 6:42
  'Linda! Linda!'  
  with Barry Banks tenor  
   
 GEORGES BIZET (1838-1875)
6  Leïla's Recitative and Aria from The Pearl Fishers, Act II 6:47
  'I'm all alone here in the night'  
  (Me voilà seule dans la nuit) -  
  'As once before, with night to hide him'  
  (Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre)  
   
 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
7  Concert Aria 'Thanks be to you, O gracious patrons!, KV383 3:29
  (Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner!)  
 HENRY PURCELL
8  Venus' Song from King Arthur, Act V 3:04
  'Fairest isle'  
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
9  Achsah's Air from Joshua 2:40
  'Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre'  
 GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)
10  Semiramis and Arsaces' Duet from Semiramide, Act II 4:57
  'Dark day of dread!'  
  (Giorno d'orror!)  
  cadenza: Patric Schmid  
  with Della Jones mezzo-soprano  
   
 ALFREDO CATALANI (1854-1893)
11  Wally's Aria from La Wally, Act I 4:20
  'I'll float into the distance'  
  (Ebben! Ne andrò lontana)  
   
 GIOACHINO ROSSINI
12  Mathilde's Romance from William Tell, Act II 4:59
  'Dark, sombre wood'  
  (Sombre fôret)  
   
 GEORGES BIZET
13  Leïla and Nadir's Love Duet from The Pearl Fishers, Act II 7:31
  'Leïla! Leïla!' 'Lord Brahma! He is here!'  
  ('Léïla! Léïla!' 'Dieu puissant le voilà!') -  
  'Your heart was never tuned to mine'  
  (ton cœur n'a pas compris le mien)  
  with Barry Banks tenor  
 IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
14  Anne's Lullaby from The Rake's Progress, Act III 3:43
  'Gently, little boat'  
  with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
   
 ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842-1900)
15  Yum-Yum's Song from The Mikado, Act II 3:01
  'The sun, whose rays'  
 CARL ZELLER (1842-1898)
16  'When you're sent roses in this land' from The Bird Seller 3:02
  (Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol)  
 COLE PORTER (1891-1964)
17  Lilli Vanessi's Song: So in love from Kiss Me, Kate, Act I 4:20
  'Strange, dear, but true, dear'  
 RUTLAND BOUGHTON (1878-1960)
18  Midir's 'Faery Song' from The Immortal Hour, Act II 2:08
  'How beautiful they are'  
 Yvonne Kenny soprano
 David Parry
  15-19 October 1999