Opera - Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart Highlights
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari after Schiller
English translation by Tom Hammond
Act II (complete) (36:11)
'Why run so fast, my lady?'
'You murmuring breezes . . .'
'What tumult! Those voices!'
Mary, Chorus, Hannah
'In the peace of my gloomy seclusioin'
Mary, Hannah, Ladies
'Ah! May this joy not deceive me'
'Long by the world forsaken'
'All too well I surely know her!'
'Ah! Though my spirit never faltered'
'What place is this then?'
Elizabeth, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Mary
'Report has not failed me'
Elizabeth, Mary, Talbot, Hannah, Leicester, Cecil
'Bid her welcome!'
Leicester, Elizabeth, Talbot, Mary
'Dead to justice, throne and kingdom'
Mary, Cecil, Elizabeth, Leicester, Talbot
'Go, prepare yourself for sentence'
Elizabeth, Cecil, Mary, Hannah, Leicester, Talbot, Chorus
Scene 2 (complete) (19:42)
'Elizabeth will continue to mock and insult me'
'Oh faithful Talbot!'
'Once all the radiant joys of youth'
'There still remains another charge'
'No, I never turned from my Saviour'
'Go, leave this world of grief behind'
Scene 3 (20:58)
'I see you all once more'
'Oh, deign to hear our prayer, merciful Saviour!'
All, Cecil, Mary
'Death hovers near me, so take my pardon'
Mary, Hannah, Talbot, Chorus, Cecil
Talbot, Mary, Leicester, Cecil
'Though you once made a vow to protect me'
Mary, Leicester, Talbot, Hannah, Chorus, Cecil
Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano - Mary Stuart
Rosalind Plowright soprano - Queen Elizabeth I
David Rendall tenor - Robert Dudley
Alan Opie baritone - Sir William Cecil
John Tomlinson bass - George Talbot
Angela Bostock soprano - Hannah Kennedy
Sir Charles Mackerras
1, 10, 14 & 22 April 1982