TOBIAS PICKER (b. 1954)
   
  world premiere performance  
   
 Thérèse Raquin 109:18  
  An opera in two acts  
  Libretto by Gene Scheer, after the novel by Émile Zola  
  Act I  
  Scene 1 21:13      
1 [Introduction] 1:17
2 Madame: 'Thérèse. Thérèse. Thérèse' 2:30
3 Camille: 'Thérèse needs a change of scenery' 3:54
4 Laurent: 'Like a ghost he stood before us' 0:59
5 Laurent: 'She watched me painting along the Seine' 5:47
6 Laurent: 'Be careful! Madame Raquin will hear us' 2:22
7 Thérèse: 'When we were little children' 4:23
  Scene 2 17:50      
8 Madame: 'Thank-you, thank-you, Suzanne' 3:00
9 Suzanne and Madame: 'I remember' 2:33
10 Olivier: 'Good evening, Madame Raquin' 0:50
11 Grivet: 'Good evening. Good evening' 1:15
12 Grivet: 'At half past five' 1:32
13 Olivier: 'Once there was a servant girl' 3:16
14 Madame: 'We'll recall when years have passed' 4:05
15 All: 'Let the game begin' [Interlude] 1:19
  Scene 3 12:41      
16 Camille: 'We must have walked three hours or more' 2:59
17 Thérèse: 'You were with me' 6:37
18 Camille: 'Come on, wake up' 3:05
  Act II  
  Scene 1 7:31      
19 Eleven months later. [Introduction] 0:54
20 Laurent: 'Olivier! Monsieur Grivet!' 1:32
21 Laurent: Poor Thérèse' 3:46
22 Lights fade. [Interlude] 1:19
  Scene 2  
23 Thérèse: 'No! No! Drowning . . .' 1:00
24 Thérèse: 'Am I dreaming?' 3:58
25 [Interlude] 1:18
  Scene 3 3:41      
26 Suzanne: 'My dear! Monsieur Grivet!' 2:10
27 Olivier and Grivet: 'Good night' 1:31
  Scene 4 6:28      
28 Thérèse: 'You should not have bought so many flowers' 1:39
29 Thérèse: 'The white dove sat in the corner of the ark' 4:48
  Scene 5 9:31      
30 The bedrom. [Introduction] 0:40
31 Laurent: 'Roses remind me of Vernon' 1:00
32 Laurent: 'My poor angel' 2:24
33 Laurent: 'You shall drive me mad!' 3:13
34 Thérèse: 'You saw him at the morgue' 2:14
  Scene 6 9:09      
35 Camile's ghost: 'Betrayed. Betrayed by those we loved' 5:02
36 Madame: 'Camille! Camille!' 2:22
37 Laurent: 'She'll never make it through the night!' [Interlude] 1:45
  Scene 7 6:08      
38 Laurent: 'Five months. . . five months. . .' 2:39
39 Olivier: 'What is she doing?' 3:29
  Scene 8 8:42      
40 Thérèse: 'You can never forgive me' 1:37
41 Laurent: 'Get off your knees' 2:03
42 Thérèse: 'Never forgive me' 3:34
43 Thérèse: 'It is too much not to be punished' 1:28
 Diana Soviero soprano - Madame Lisette Raquin
 Sara Fulgoni mezzo-soprano - Thérèse Raquin
 Gordon Gietz tenor - Camille Raquin
 Richard Bernstein bass-baritone - Laurent
 Sheryl Woods soprano - Suzanne Michaud
 Gabor Andrasy bass - Olivier Michaud
 Peter Kazaras tenor - Monsieur Grivet
 Graeme Jenkins
  30 November and 2, 6 & 8 December 2001