Opera - The Marriage of Figaro

 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
   
 The Marriage of Figaro 163:57  
  Opera buffa in three acts  
  Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, English translation by Jeremy Sams  
   
1 Overture 3:54
  Act I (41:16)  
2 'Fifteen, sixteen, twenty, thirty' 2:44
  Figaro, Susanna  
3 'What on earth are you measuring' 0:50
4 'Supposing one evening the Countess' 2:35
5 'All right. Shut up and listen' 1:52
  Susanna, Figaro  
6 'Bravo, my lord and master!' 0:54
7 'So, little master, you're dressed to go dancing' 2:35
  Figaro  
8 'But why did you wait till the day of the wedding' 1:05
  Bartolo, Marcellina  
9 'Now for vengeance, glorious vengeance!' 2:59
  Bartolo  
10 'So all is not lost' 0:47
11 'I bow to your grace' 2:10
  Marcellina, Susanna  
12 'Good riddance, you old spinster' 2:09
  Susanna, Cherubino  
13 'I don't know what it is that I'm feeling' 2:54
  Cherubino  
14 'Now I'm done for!' 1:30
  Cherubino, Susanna, Count, Basilio  
15 'Susanna, heaven bless you!' 2:03
  Basilio, Susanna, Count  
16 'It's outrageous! Search the castle' 4:20
  Count, Basilio, Susanna  
17 'Basilio, run and tell Figaro to come here' 1:01
  Count, Susanna, Cherubino, Basilio  
18 'Praise and adore him' 1:09
  Chorus  
19 'So what is all this nonsense?' 1:36
  Count, Figaro, Susanna  
20 'Praise and adore him' 1:01
  Chorus  
21 'God bless you!' 1:11
  Figaro, Susanna, Basilio, Cherubino  
22 'Here's an end to your life as a rover' 3:51
  Figaro  
  Act II (46:21)  
23 'Hear my prayer, humbly I beg you' 3:40
  Countess  
24 'Come here, dear Susanna, and finish your story' 3:06
  Countess, Susanna, Figaro  
25 'How it grieves me, Susanna' 1:22
  Countess, Susanna, Cherubino  
26 'Tell me what love is' 2:41
  Cherubino  
27 'Bravo, your voice is lovely!' 1:08
  Countess, Susanna, Cherubino  
28 'Kneel down and let me look at you' 2:54
  Susanna  
29 'Enough of this nonsense!' 3:00
  Countess, Susanna, Cherubino, Count  
30 'What does this mean?' 1:25
  Count, Countess  
31 'Come out of there, Susanna!' 3:00
  Count, Countess, Susanna  
32 'So you're proposing not to open it?' 1:00
  Count, Countess  
33 'Don't worry, Cherubino' 1:02
  Susanna, Cherubino  
34 'Look at the little devil!' 0:21
  Susanna  
35 'Everything as I left it' 1:24
  Count, Countess  
36 'Out you come, you vile seducer' 2:54
  Count, Countess  
37 'You called, sir?' 1:21
  Susanna, Count, Countess  
38 'I cannot believe it' 3:31
  Countess, Susanna, Count  
39 'The wedding procession is ready and waiting' 3:13
  Figaro, Count, Susanna, Countess  
40 'Oh, my lord!, My lord!' 5:34
  Antonio, Count, Countess, Susanna, Figaro  
41 'Noble lord, we come for justice' 3:41
  Marcellina, Basilio, Bartolo, Count, Countess, Figaro, Susanna  
  Act III (40:29)  
42 'This is very perplexing!' 0:58
  Count  
43 'Don't be afraid!' 1:40
  Countess, Count, Susanna  
44 'How could you be so cruel' 2:29
45 'But I don't understand' 0:39
  Count, Susanna  
46 'Hey, Susanna, how's it going?' 0:10
  Figaro, Susanna  
47 ' ''You've won the case already'' ' 1:29
48 'Must I be made to suffer' 3:11
  Count  
49 'Come on, come on, Cherubino' 0:43
  Barbarina, Cherubino  
50 'And Susanna's not here' 1:53
51 'I remember his love so tender' 4:32
  Countess  
52 'The case is decided' 2:04
  Curzio, Marcellina, Figaro, Count, Basilio  
53 'Darling boy, let me embrace you' 4:49
  Marcellina, Figaro, Bartolo, Curzio, Count, Susanna  
54 'This is our little baby' 1:18
  Marcellina, Bartolo, Susanna, Figaro  
55 'I must warn you, my lord' 0:29
  Antonio, Count  
56 'That's amazing!' 0:41
  Countess, Susanna  
57 '. . .the breezes. . .' 2:35
58 'That should do the trick!' 0:26
  Susanna, Countess  
59 'Gentle lady, may these presents' 1:13
  Girls  
60 'Madam, with your permission' 0:47
  Barbarina, Countess, Susanna  
61 'Hey, what did I tell you!' 1:07
  Antonio, Countess, Susanna, Count, Cherubino  
62 'My lord, if you detain these lovely girls' 1:13
  Figaro, Count, Countess, Susanna, Antonio  
63 'Now I can hear them' 1:57
  Figaro, Susanna, Count, Countess, Serving girls, Chorus  
64 'As true-hearted lovers' 4:07
  Chorus  
   
  Act IV (31:43)  
65 'I have lost it, I'm so stupid' 1:32
  Barbarina  
66 'Barbarina, what's happened?' 1:14
  Figaro, Barbarino, Marcellina  
67 'Mother!' 0:50
  Figaro, Marcellina  
68 'The pavilion on the right' 0:41
  Barbarina  
69 'That's Barbarina! Who goes there?' 0:36
  Figaro, Basilio, Bartolo  
70 'Everything's ready; the hour of reckoning is at hand' 1:28
71 'You foolish slaves of Cupid' 2:47
  Figaro  
72 'My lady, Marcellina says Figaro will be here' 0:18
  Susanna, Marcellina  
73 'My lady, you are trembling' 0:38
  Susanna, Countess, Figaro  
74 'At last, the moment I've longed for' 1:21
75 'Come quickly my beloved, I implore you' 3:34
  Susanna  
76 'Treachery! Now I see how she has deceived me!' 0:36
  Figaro, Countess, Cherubino  
77 'I'll approach her, oh so softly' 1:11
  Cherubino, Countess  
78 'Here she is, my dear Susanna' 1:48
  Count, Susanna, Figaro, Cherubino, Countess  
79 'Now we're alone together' 2:38
  Count, Countess, Figaro, Susanna  
80 'Night shrouds the world in mystery' 3:43
  Figaro, Susanna  
81 'I surrender, my love' 1:57
  Figaro, Susanna, Count  
82 'Quickly, bring your weapons!' 4:52
  Count, Figaro, Basilio, Curzio, Antonio, Bartolo, Susanna, Cherubino, Barbarina, Marcellina  
   
 William Dazeley baritone - Count
 Yvonne Kenny soprano - Countess
 Rebecca Evans soprano - Susanna
 Christopher Purves bass-baritone - Figaro
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Cherubino
 Jonathan Veira baritone - Bartolo
 Frances McCafferty mezzo-soprano - Marcellina
 Emily Hall baritone - Basilio
 Stuart Kale tenor - Don Curzio
 Graham Danby bass - Antonio
 Sarah Tynan soprano - Barbarina
 Yvette Bonner soprano - Girl
 Victoria Joyce soprano - Girl
 David Parry
  1-7 September 2003