Verdi: A Celebration

 GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901)
   
1  Nabucco: Chorus of Hebrew Slaves 4:51
  'Speed your journey'  
  (Va, pensiero)  
  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
  from CHAN 3032 (Great Operatic Arias with Alastair Miles)  
   
2  Luisa Miller: Rodolfo's Aria 4:19
  'Oft in the quiet evening hour'  
  (Quando le sere al placido)  
  Dennis O'Neill  
  from CHAN 3013 (Great Operatic Arias with Dennis O'Neill)  
   
 Ernani: Elvira's Cavatina and Cabaletta 6:35  
3 'Darkness has fallen, and Silva's not returned yet' 2:15
  (Surta è la notte)  
4 'Ernani, Ernani, rescue me' 4:20
  (Ernani! Ernani, involami)  
  Susan Patterson, Helen Williams  
  from CHAN 3052(2) Ernani. Release date: Summer 2001  
   
5  The Sicilian Vespers: Procida's Aria 4:50
  'Oh, my Palermo'  
  (O patria, o cara patria)  
  Alastair Miles  
  from CHAN 3032 (Great Operatic Arias with Alastair Miles)  
   
6  Rigoletto: The Duke's Aria from Act II 2:22
  'Women abandon us'  
  (La donna è mobile)  
  Arthur Davies  
  From CHAN 3030(2) Rigoletto  
   
7  Il trovatore: Miserere 4:52
  'Lord, have mercy upon a soul departing'  
  (Miserere d'un'alma già vicina)  
  Sharon Sweet, Dennis O'Neill  
  from CHAN 3036(2) Il trovatore  
   
8  Falstaff: Fenton's Sonnet 4:39
  'From these true lovers' lips'  
  (Dal labbro il canto estasiato)  
  Bruce Ford  
  from CHAN 3006 (Great Operatic Arias with Bruce Ford)  
   
9  Rigoletto: Quartet 4:24
  'If you want a faithful lover'  
  (Bella figlia dell'amore)  
  Arthur Davies, Jean Rigby, Helen Field, John Rawnsley  
  from CHAN 3030(2) Rigoletto  
   
10  The Force of Destiny: Don Carlo and Alvaro's Duet 4:37
  'In death's awful shadow'  
  (Solenne in quest'ora)  
  Dennis O'Neill, Anthony Michaels-Moore  
  from CHAN 3013 (Great Operatic Arias with Dennis O'Neill)  
   
 Il trovatore: Count di Luna's Aria and Cabaletta 7:21  
11 'In the stars that shine above me' - 4:20
  (Il balen del suo sorriso)  
12 'The hour has come' 3:01
  Alan Opie, Clive Bayley, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
  from CHAN 3036(2) Il trovatore  
   
13  I Lombardi: Oronte's Cavatina 2:21
  'My heart is full of happiness'  
  (La mia letizia infondere)  
  Dennis O'Neill  
  from CHAN 3013 (Great Operatic Arias with Dennis O'Neill)  
   
14  La traviata: Violetta's Aria 2:55
  'For ever I must leave thee'  
  (Addio del passato)  
  Valerie Masterson  
  from CHAN 3023(2) La traviata  
   
15  A Masked Ball: Gustavus and Amelia's Duet 4:24
  'You love me, love me . . .' -  
  (Amelia, tu m'ami?)  
  'Ah! The sweetest glowing fire of love'  
  (Ah! qual suave brivido)  
  Dennis O'Neill, Susan Bullock  
  from CHAN 3013 (Great Operatic Arias with Dennis O'Neill)  
   
 Simon Boccanegra: Fiesco's Scena  
16 'A last farewell I bid you' 6:17
  (A te l'estremo addio) -  
  'My soul is torn with suffering'  
  (Il lacerato spirito)  
  John Tomlinson, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
  from CHAN 3044 (Great Operatic Arias with John Tomlinson)  
   
 Otello: Desdemona and Otello's Duet 10:03  
17 'Now in the silent darkness' 2:30
  (Già nella notte densa)  
18 'Once when you told me' 7:33
  (Quando narravi l'esule tua vita)  
  Rosalind Plowright, Charles Craig  
  from CHAN 3068(2) Otello. Release date: Autumn 2001  
   
19  La traviata: Brindisi 3:07
  'Be happy, be happy and raise your glass with me'  
  (Libiamo, libiamo ne'lieti calici)  
  John Brecknock, Valerie Masterson  
  from CHAN 3023(2) La traviata  
 David Parry