Opera - Aida

 GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901)
   
 Aida 141:46  
  Opera in four acts  
  Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, after a scenario by Auguste Mariette  
  English version by Edmund Tacey  
   
1 Prelude 4:04
   
  Act I  
  Scene 1  
2 'Yes, Ethiopia once again has dared' 1:43
  Ramfis, Radames  
3 'I pray that I be chosen' 1:04
4 'Goddess Aida, fair as a vision' 3:34
  Radames  
5 'Have you just heard a joyous tale' 2:37
  Amneris, Radames  
6 'Aida!' 1:32
  Radames, Amneris  
7 'Alas, I hear the cries of war' 1:59
  Aida, Amneris, Radames  
8 'Grave is the cause' 3:10
  The Pharaoh, Messenger, Aida, Radames, Amneris  
9 'Now go forward noble army' 3:06
  The Pharaoh, Ramfis, Chorus, Aida, Radames, Amneris, Messenger  
10 'As victor then return!' 3:15
11 'The sacred names of a father and lover' 0:49
12 'Hear me, ye gods, pity my cry!' 2:43
  Aida  
   
  Scene 2  
13 'Almighty, almighty Phtha' 3:10
  High Priestess, Ramfis, Priests, Priestesses  
14 Sacred Dance of the Priestesses 2:00
15 'The gods have shown you favour' 1:18
  Ramfis, Priests  
16 'Great Godhead we petition thee' 4:03
  Ramfis, Radames, Priests, Priestesses  
   
  Act II  
  Scene 1  
17 'We hear the hymns and cheering' 2:54
  Slave-girls, Amneris  
18 Dance of the Young Moorish Slaves 2:17
19 'No more now!' 0:48
  Amneris  
20 'Now the battle is over your people suffer' 5:38
21 'Tremble! I know your secret . . .' 1:35
  Amneris, Aida  
22 'But, look with pity on my distress . . .' 1:58
  Aida, Amneris  
23 'Now go forward noble army' 1:24
  Chorus, Amneris, Aida  
24 'Hear me, ye gods, pity my cry!' 1:23
  Aida  
   
  Scene 2  
25 'Glory to Isis, goddess fair' 3:26
  Populace, Priests  
26 Trumpet Fanfare 1:45
27 Ballabile 1:55
28 'Glorious warrior Radames' 2:10
  Populace, Priests  
29 'Valiant pride of your country' 2:19
  The Pharaoh, Radames  
30 'Worship and glory to all the gods on high' 0:58
  Ramfis, Priests, Aida, Amneris, Amonasro, Pharaoh  
31 'As you see, I am wearing the colours of my King' 4:52
  Amonasro, Aida, Slave-girls, Prisoners, Ramfis, Priests, Amneris, Populace, Radames  
32 'O King, by holy Isis' 2:39
  Radames, Pharaoh, Amneris, Priests, Populace, Ramfis  
33 'Glory to Isis, goddess fair' 3:05
  Pharaoh, Populace, Slave-girls, Prisoners, Ramfis, Priests, Aida, Radames, Amneris, Amonasro  
   
  Act III  
34 'Thou art to great Osiris' 2:01
  Chorus, High Priestess  
35 'Come to the shrine of Isis' 2:00
  Ramfis, Amneris, Chorus  
36 'Soon Radames will come!' 2:31
37 'Oh, skies of blue' 4:00
  Aida  
38 'I come, full of concerm' 1:09
39 'Once again you will see our lofty forests' 3:42
  Amonasro, Aida  
40 'No more my daughter' 0:34
  Amonasro, Aida  
41 'Father . . . the Egyptians . . . have not . . . enslaved me . . .' 2:28
  Aida, Amonasro  
42 'At last I see you, my sweet Aida . . .' 1:22
43 'Your people rise again, arming for battle . . .' 1:42
  Radames, Aida  
44 'We'd leave this white oppressive heat' 3:49
  Aida, Radames  
45 'Ah no! We'll leave here!' 2:37
  Radames, Aida, Amonasro  
46 'You! Amonasro! You! The King?' 1:30
  Radames, Aida, Amonasro  
47 'We're betrayed!' 1:00
  Amneris, Aida, Amonasro, Radames, Ramfis  
   
  Act IV  
  Scene 1  
48 'My hated rival has escaped me' 3:01
  Amneris  
49 'Soon all the priests will gather here' 2:18
  Amneris, Radames  
50 'Ah! You must live' 2:49
51 'Who will save you, wretched madman' 1:46
  Amneris, Radames  
52 'Alas! I feel I'm, dying . . .' 2:13
  Amneris, Ramfis, Priests  
53 'Spirit of Isis' 1:53
  Ramfis, Priests, Amneris  
54 'Radames! Radames! Radames!' 4:15
  Ramfis, Priests, Amneris  
55 'Priests of Isis, the man you condemn' 2:33
  Amneris, Ramfis, Priests  
   
  Scene 2  
56 'The fatal cover's now in place' 2:26
  Radames, Aida  
57 'My heart foretold this horrifying sentence' 3:01
  Aida, Radames  
58 'Almighty Phtha' 5:12
  Priestesses, Priests, Aida, Radames, Chorus, Amneris  
   
 Peter Rose bass - The Pharaoh
 Rosalind Plowright mezzo-soprano - Amneris
 Jane Eaglen soprano - Aida
 Gregory Yurisich baritone - Amonasro
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Radames
 Alastair Miles bass - Ramfis
 Susan Gritton soprano - The High Priestess
 Alfred Boe tenor - A Messenger
 David Parry
  23rd April - 2nd March 2001