JONATHAN DOVE (b. 1958)
   
premiere recording
 Siren Song 77:37  
  An Opera in One Act  
  Libretto by Nick Dear  
  Based on the book by Gordon Honeycombe  
  Commissioned by Almeida Opera with assistance from the London Arts Board  
  First performed on 14 July 1994 at the Almeida Theatre  
   
  Recorded live at the Grachtenfestival on 14 and 15 August 2007  
   
  Scene 1  
1 Davey: 'Dear Diana, dear Diana, my name is Davey Palmer' - 4:32
  Davey  
2 Diana: 'Davey… Davey…' - 2:31
  Diana, Davey  
3 Diana: 'You mention you're a sailor' - 1:51
  Diana, Davey  
   
  Scene 2  
4 Diana: 'I like chocolate, I like shopping' - 6:52
  Diana, Davey  
   
  Scene 3  
5 Jonathan: 'Dave Palmer? Jonathan Reed, Diana's brother' - 2:41
  Jonathan, Davey  
   
  Scene 4  
6 Davey: 'Dear Diana, Dear Diana' - 2:50
  Davey, Diana  
7 Davey: 'I dream of a house and a garden' - 3:12
  Davey, Diana  
   
  Scene 5  
8 Diana: 'Davey, Davey, when I'm your wife…' - 2:25
  Diana  
9 Davey: 'Oh! Oh!' - 1:30
  Davey, Diana  
   
  Scene 6  
10 Davey: 'Hello? Hello? This is Davey' - 1:46
  Davey, Jonathan, Wireless Operator  
   
  Scene 7  
11 Davey: 'Is she still in hospital?' - 3:33
  Davey, Jonathan  
12 Jonathan: 'Sure, I'll give you an education' - 2:53
  Jonathan, Davey  
   
  Scene 8  
13 Regulator: 'Palmer, it's your ship-to-shore' - 6:27
  Regulator, Davey, Jonathan  
   
  Scene 9  
14 Davey: 'A dream house, Diana!' - 3:11
  Davey, Jonathan  
15 Jonathan: 'I'm hungry, my feet hurt' - 1:28
  Jonathan, Davey  
   
  Scene 10  
16 Regulator: 'Is she there?' - 2:40
  Regulator, Davey  
   
  Scene 11  
17 Jonathan: 'Did you see the flamingos?' - 5:43
  Jonathan, Davey  
18 Jonathan: 'Very soon she'll be with you' - 2:18
  Jonathan, Davey  
   
  Scene 12  
19 Regulator: 'Captain, there's something funny' - 3:24
  Regulator, Captain, Jonathan  
20 Captain: '''I love you, Jonathan''?' - 2:57
  Captain, Regulator, Davey, Jonathan, Diana  
   
  Scene 13  
21 Davey: 'Say it again' - 1:39
  Davey, Jonathan  
   
  Scene 14  
22 Regulator: 'Off cap!' - 2:03
  Regulator, Davey, Captain  
   
  Scene 15  
23 Regulator: 'This is Stone' - 1:40
  Regulator, Jonathan  
   
  Scene 16  
24 Davey: 'I don't believe you' - 3:53
  Davey, Captain, Regulator, Jonathan  
   
  Scene 17  
25 Davey: 'On the ocean keep a look-out' 3:23
  Davey, Diana  
   
 Brad Cooper tenor - Davey Palmer
 Mattijs van de Woerd baritone - Jonathan Reed
 Amaryllis Dieltiens soprano - Diana Reed
 Mark Omvlee tenor - The Regulator
 Marijn Zwitserlood bass - Captain
 John Edward Serrano actor - Wireless Operator
 Henk Guittart
  14 and 15 August 2007 (live recording)