Opera - Eugene Onegin

 PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
   
 Eugene Onegin 142:20  
  Opera in three acts  
  Text by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky after Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin  
  English translation by David Lloyd-Jones  
   
  Act I  
1 Introduction 2:39
   
  Scene 1  
  No. 1 Duet and Quartet  
2 'Oh, did you hear the lovesick shepherd boy' 5:08
  Tatyana, Olga, Madame Larina, Nurse  
   
  No 2 Chorus and Dance of the Peasants  
3 'My legs ache and can no longer run' 2:39
  Leader (John Hudson), Peasants, Madame Larina  
4 'In a cottage by the water' 2:05
  Peasants  
   
  No. 3 Scene and Aria  
5 'Oh, how I love to hear the people singing' 0:58
  Tatyana, Olga  
6 'I'm not the sort to sit in silence' 2:35
  Olga  
   
  No. 4 Scene  
7 'Come here, my darling Olga!' 3:10
  Madame Larina, Nurse, Tatyana, Peasants, Olga  
   
  No. 5 Scene and Quartet  
8 'Mesdames, I hope that you'll excuse me' 1:48
  Lensky, Onegin, Madame Larina  
9 'Now tell me, which of them's Tatyana?' 1:42
  Onegin, Lensky, Tatyana, Olga  
   
  No. 6 Scene and Arioso  
10 'How perfect, how wonderful' 2:14
  Lensky, Olga, Onegin, Tatyana  
11 'How I love you, I adore you, Olga' 3:16
  Lensky, Olga  
   
  No. 7 Closing Scene  
12 'Ah, here you are!' 2:40
  Madame Larina, Nurse, Lensky, Onegin  
   
  Scene 2  
  No. 8 Introduction and Scene  
13 Introduction 1:38
14 'There! No more talk tonight' 1:19
15 'I can't sleep, Nanny' 0:49
16 'Well, let me think now' 4:55
  Nurse, Tatyana  
   
  No. 9 Letter Scene  
17 'To write is foolishness, I know it' 2:52
18 ' ''I had to write'' ' 3:03
19 'No, there could never be another' 1:52
20 'For you were always there beside me' 0:50
21 ' ''Are you an angel'' ' 2:20
22 ' ''No, come what may'' ' 2:14
  Tatyana  
   
  No. 10 Scene and Duet  
23 'Ah, night is over!' 2:30
24 'Oh, Nanny, may I ask a favour?' 0:25
25 'Then make your grandson go in secret' 3:08
  Tatyana, Nurse  
   
  Scene 3  
  No. 11 Chorus of Girls  
26 'Dear companions, come this way' 3:07
  Girls  
   
  No. 12 Scene and Aria  
27 'Onegin! Here! To see me!' 2:23
28 'You wrote a letter' 1:47
  Tatyana, Onegin  
29 'Were I the sort who had intended' 3:14
  Onegin  
30 'But try to practise self-control' 1:02
  Onegin, Girls  
   
  Act II  
  Scene 1  
  No. 13 Entr'acte, Waltz and Chorus  
31 Entr'acte and Waltz 2:38
32 'This is superb!' 1:45
  Guests  
33 'Certainly! But why aren't you dancing?' 1:03
  Captain, Guests  
34 'So that's their verdict!' 2:19
  Onegin, Lensky, Guests  
   
  No. 14 Scene and Triquet's Couplets  
35 'How can I have deserved to be so taunted by you?' 2:22
  Lensky, Olga, Onegin  
36 'By chance I 'ave with me a song' 0:44
37 ' ''A cette fête conviée'' ' 2:39
  Triquet, Guests  
   
  No. 15 Mazurka and Scene  
38 'Messieurs! Mesdames!' 1:13
  Captain  
  Mazurka  
39 'Why aren't you dancing, Lensky?' 3:14
  Onegin, Lensky, Guests, Madame Larina  
   
  No. 16 Finale  
40 'Here in your house!' 2:50
  Lensky, Onegin, Tatyana, Olga, Madame Larina, Guests  
41 'Your challenge I accept' 1:52
  Onegin, Lensky, Guests, Olga  
   
  Scene 2  
  No. 17 Introduction, Scene and Aria  
42 Introduction 1:59
43 'What's happened? Where can your opponent be?' 1:14
  Zaretsky, Lensky  
44 'How far, how far away you seem now' 6:22
  Lensky  
   
  No. 18 Duel Scene  
45 'Ah, here they are!' 1:55
46 'We fight to satisfy our honour' 4:02
  Zaretsky, Onegin, Lensky  
   
  Act III  
  Scene One  
47 No. 19 Polonaise 4:19
   
  No. 20 Scene and Aria  
48 'Here, too, I'm bored!' 2:25
  Onegin  
49 Ecossaise 1:50
50 'The Princess Gremina!' 2:15
  Guests, Onegin, Tatyana, Gremin  
   
  No. 20a Aria  
51 'The gift of love is rightly treasured' 5:41
  Gremin  
   
  No. 21 Scene and Arioso  
52 'And now, you must be introduced to her' 1:21
  Gremin, Tatyana, Onegin  
53 'Is this the very same Tatyana' 2:22
  Onegin  
   
  Scene 2  
  No. 22 Final Scene  
54 Introduction 1:39
55 'Why, why did he return and write this letter?' 2:15
  Tatyana, Onegin  
56 'Onegin, I was then far younger' 2:15
  Tatyana  
57 'Ah, Tatyana!' 3:15
58 'Onegin, as a man of honour' 2:07
59 'Onegin! Leave me, I entreat you' 1:40
  Onegin, Tatyana  
   
 Thomas Hampson baritone - Eugene Onegin
 Kiri Te Kanawa soprano - Tatyana
 Neil Rosenshein tenor - Lensky
 John Connell bass - Prince Gremin
 Richard van Allan bass - A Captain/Zaretsky
 Nicolai Gedda tenor - Monsieur Triquet
 Linda Finnie mezzo-soprano - Madame Larina
 Elizabeth Bainbridge mezzo-soprano - Filippyevna
 Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano - Olga
 Sir Charles Mackerras
  29 June-6 July 1992