Opera - Paul Bunyan

An operetta in two acts and a prologue, Op. 17
   
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
   
 Paul Bunyan 110:30  
  Libretto by W.H. Auden  
  Thee Royal Opera Production  
  Directed for the stage by Francesca Zambello  
  Recorded 'live' during performances at Sadler's Wells Theatre  
1 1 Introduction 1:09
2 2 Prologue 11:03
3 2A First Ballad Interlude 2:45
  Act I  
  Scene 1  
4 3 Bunyan's Greeting 2:25
5 3A Call of Lumberjacks 0:16
6 4 Lumberjacks' Chorus 2:07
7 4A Bunyan's Welcome 0:25
8 5 Quartet of Swedes 1:20
9 6 Western Union Boy's Song 1:36
10 7 Cooks' Duet 3:39
11 8 Animal Trio 1:36
12 8A Bunyan's Goodnight 0:21
13 8B Exit of Lumberjacks 0:54
14 9 The Blues - Quartet of the Defeated 4:26
15 10 Bunyan's Goodnight (ii) 0:37
16 10A Second Ballad Interlude 4:19
  Scene 2  
17 11 Food Chorus 4:29
18 12 Chorus Accusation 0:38
19 12A Slim's Song 2:51
20 13 Bunyan's Return 0:47
21 14 Inkslinger's Song 4:59
22 14A Entrance of Chorus 0:32
23 15 Tiny's Entrance 1:13
24 15A Tiny's Song 4:39
25 16 Inkslinger's Regret 2:12
26 17 Bunyan's Goodnight (iii) 2:10
  Act II  
  Scene 1  
27 18 Bunyan's Good Morning 2:56
28 18A Shears's Song 0:44
29 18B Bunyan's Warning 0:23
30 19 Farmers' Song 1:54
31 19A Farmers' Exit 1:06
32 20 The Mocking of Hel Helson 4:53
33 21 Fido's Sympathy 0:36
34 22 Cats' Creed 1:32
35 23 The Fight 1:16
36 Love Duet 2:27
37 Mock Funeral March 4:24
38 Hymn 3:15
39 24 Third Ballad Interlude 2:18
  Scene 2  
40 25 The Christmas Party 9:58
41 26 Bunyan's Farewell 2:15
42 27 Litany 7:05
 Peter Coleman-Wright baritone - Narrator
 Kenneth Cranham speaker - The Voice of John Bunyan
 Kurt Streit tenor - Johnny Inkslinger
 Susan Gritton soprano - Tiny
 Kenneth Cranham tenor - Hot Biscuit Slim
 Francis Egerton tenor - Sam Sharkey
 Graeme Broadbent baritone - Ben Benny
 Jeremy White bass - Hel Helson
 Roderick Earle bass - John Shears
 Lillian Watson soprano - Fido
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Moppet
 Kurt Streit mezzo-soprano - Poppet
 Richard Hickox
  23, 24 and 28 April 1999