Opera - Mary Stuart

 GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848)
   
 Mary Stuart Highlights 77:04  
  Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari after Schiller  
  English translation by Tom Hammond  
  Act II (complete) (36:11)  
1 'Why run so fast, my lady?' 3:02
  Hannah, Mary  
2 'You murmuring breezes . . .' 3:45
  Mary  
3 'What tumult! Those voices!' 0:56
  Mary, Chorus, Hannah  
4 'In the peace of my gloomy seclusioin' 3:36
  Mary, Hannah, Ladies  
5 'Ah! May this joy not deceive me' 1:47
6 'Long by the world forsaken' 4:34
7 'All too well I surely know her!' 3:27
  'Ah! Though my spirit never faltered'  
  Mary, Leicester  
8 'What place is this then?' 2:24
  Elizabeth, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Mary  
9 'Report has not failed me' 2:38
  Elizabeth, Mary, Talbot, Hannah, Leicester, Cecil  
10 'Bid her welcome!' 0:41
  Leicester, Elizabeth, Talbot, Mary  
11 'Dead to justice, throne and kingdom' 7:18
  Mary, Cecil, Elizabeth, Leicester, Talbot  
12 'Go, prepare yourself for sentence' 2:03
  Elizabeth, Cecil, Mary, Hannah, Leicester, Talbot, Chorus  
   
  from Act III  
  Scene 2 (complete) (19:42)  
13 'Elizabeth will continue to mock and insult me' 4:53
  Mary, Cecil  
14 'Oh faithful Talbot!' 5:05
15 'Once all the radiant joys of youth' 4:18
16 'There still remains another charge' 0:58
17 'No, I never turned from my Saviour' 1:25
18 'Go, leave this world of grief behind' 3:03
  Mary, Talbot  
   
  from Scene 3 (20:58)  
19 'I see you all once more' 3:45
  Mary, Chorus  
20 'Oh, deign to hear our prayer, merciful Saviour!' 4:04
21 'The signal' 1:27
  All, Cecil, Mary  
22 'Death hovers near me, so take my pardon' 4:03
  Mary, Hannah, Talbot, Chorus, Cecil  
23 'Leicester approaches' 2:21
  Talbot, Mary, Leicester, Cecil  
24 'Though you once made a vow to protect me' 5:19
  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