Opera - Jane Eyre
An opera in two acts
Libretto by David Malouf
[Orchestral introduction] -
Jane, Rochester, Voices
'I am expected, I think'
Jane, Rochester, Mrs Fairfax, Adèle
'I can sing you know, Miss Eyre'
Adèle, Jane, Mrs Fairfax, Rochester
[The sound of a horse] -
'Ah, Miss Eyre, there you are'
'And are there those in this house who love me?'
Rochester, Voice of Mrs Rochester
'Mr Rochester, you are hurt'
'Jane, did you see no one, Jane?'
'Listen now, listen, I will tell you a story'
'But I know this story'
'Jane, my dear, it has come'
Mrs Fairfax, Adèle, Jane, Mrs Rochester
Mrs Fairfax, Adèle, Jane
[Mrs Rochester's wordless singing]
'Beautiful, so beautiful'
Mrs Rochester, Jane, Rochester
'Listen, Jane. Hear the rest of my tale'
Jane, Rochester, Mrs Rochester
'Jane! Jane! Where are you, my angel?'
'Jane. Jane. Is it really you?'
Natasha Marsh soprano - Jane Eyre
Fflur Wyn soprano - Adèle
Beverley Mills mezzo-soprano - Mrs Fairfax
Emily Bauer-Jones contralto - Mrs Rochester
Andrew Slater bass - Rochester
4 November 2000