Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 13 - Bruce Ford 2

 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
 Recitative and Aria from Messiah 6:55  
1 'Comfort ye my people' - 3:24
2 'Ev'ry valley shall be exalted' 3:31
   
 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
3  Ferrando's Aria from Così fan tutte 4:34
  'Her beauty's a wonder'  
4  Titus's Aria from The Clemency of Titus 4:57
  'If this empire'  
5  Ferrando's Recitative and Cavatina from Così fan tutte 3:51
  'All my thoughts are in turmoil' -  
  'Betrayed me . . . Abused me . . .'  
   
6  Titus's Aria from The Clemency of Titus 2:46
  'The true sublime enjoyment'  
 GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)
7  Trio of Rinaldo, Carlo and Ubaldo from Armida 3:21
  'I lost the will to action'  
  with Barry Banks and Dennis O'Neill tenors  
   
8  Count's Canzone from The Barber of Seville 2:47
  'My poor heart is so full of emotion'  
9  Aria from Petite Messe solennelle 5:21
  'Lord God almighty'  
10  Otello and Iago's Duet from Otello 7:19
  'It is certain. She wrote this letter'  
  with Paul Nixon tenor  
   
 HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
11  Cellini's Romance from Benvenuto Cellini 5:33
  'One hour to wait now' -  
  'My life to art I dedicated'  
   
 GIOACHINO ROSSINI
12  Antenore's Aria from Zelmira 6:38
  'What is this companions?'  
  with Toby Stafford-Allen baritone and Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
   
 GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864)
13  Adrian's Prayer from The Crusader in Egypt 6:48
  'Death's unrelenting call'  
  with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
   
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
14  Aria: 'Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion' from Messiah 4:13
   
 RICHARD TAUBER (1891-1948)
15  'My heart and I' from Old Chelsea 3:53
  'We are in love with you'  
 RICHARD RODGERS (1902-1979)
16  'Oh, what a beautiful mornin'' from Oklahoma! 2:43
 Bruce Ford tenor
 David Parry
  3-6 March 2003