Opera - Lucia of Lammermoor

 GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848)
   
 Lucia of Lammermoor 142:27  
  Tragic drama in three acts  
  Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano after Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor  
  English translation by David Parry  
   
  Part One: The Parting  
  Scene 1 A garden at Ravenswood Castle  
  No. 1: Prelude and Introductory Chorus  
1 Prelude 2:47
2 'Through the park and the woods that surround it' 2:03
  Normanno, Chorus  
   
  Scene 2  
  No. 2 Scena and Cavatina  
3 'You seem unhappy' 2:55
  Normanno, Enrico, Raimondo  
4 'Trembling, I feel the horror' 2:15
  Enrico, Normanno, Raimondo  
   
  Scene 3  
5 'Your suspicions are confirmed now' 2:09
  Chorus, Normanno, Enrico, Raimondo  
6 'All in vain do you try' 3:36
  Enrico, Chorus, Raimondo  
   
  Scene 4 The Park  
  No. 3: Scena and Cavatina  
7 [Introduction] 2:34
8 'He is not here yet! . . .' 1:47
9 'In deepest night a silence reigned' 4:27
10 'When, in the burning ecstasy' 4:52
  Lucia, Alisa  
   
  No. 4: Scene and Duet  
11 'Here is Edgardo . . .' 2:52
  Alisa, Edgardo, Lucia  
12 'Pray remember that my father' 3:18
13 'Let us swear to love for ever' 2:23
  Edgardo, Lucia  
14 'Imagine when the breezes sigh' 4:51
  Lucia, Edgardo  
   
  Part Two, Act I: The Marriage Contract  
  Scene 1  
  No. 5: Scena  
15 'Lucia is coming to you soon' 3:13
  Normanno, Enrico  
   
  Scene 2  
  No. 6: Duet  
16 'Come here to me, Lucia' 1:12
  Enrico  
17 'In my eyes, as I approach you' 4:41
18 'In secret I suffered the loneliness' 3:56
19 'What is that?' 1:29
  Lucia, Enrico  
20 'Your refusal will destroy me' 3:19
  Enrico, Lucia  
   
  Scene 3  
  No. 7: Scena and Aria  
21 'At last!' 1:55
  Lucia, Raimondo  
22 'Ah! Listen, listen to friendly guidance' 2:17
23 'In making such a sacrifice' 3:33
  Raimondo, Lucia  
  Scene 4 A hall prepared for Arturo's reception  
  No. 8a: Finale II  
24 'We welcome you to celebrate' 3:40
  Chorus, Arturo  
  No. 8b: Scena and Quartet  
25 'Where is Lucia?' 1:44
  Arturo, Enrico, Chorus  
26 'Our mother's death still grieves her . . .' 2:13
  Enrico, Lucia, Arturo, Raimondo, Alisa, Chorus  
27 'What restrains me at such a moment?' 3:29
  Edgardo, Enrico, Lucia, Raimondo, Alisa, Arturo  
   
  No. 8c: Continuation and Stretta of Finale II  
28 'Wretched man, do as we tell you' 3:22
  Arturo, Enrico, Edgardo, Raimondo, Lucia, Chorus  
29 'Go, you villain, detested and hated!' 2:21
  Arturo, Enrico, Chorus, Raimondo, Lucia, Edgardo, Alisa  
   
  Part Two, Act III  
  Scene 1 Wolf's Crag tower  
30 'Violent and cruel is the night' 2:18
  Edgardo, Enrico  
   
  Scene 2  
31 'Ashton!' 5:52
32 'I long for the moment when daylight is dawning' 2:45
  Edgardo, Enrico  
   
  Scene 3 The Castle hall  
  No. 10a: Chorus  
33 'So great the happiness that we are voicing' 1:46
  Chorus  
   
  Scene 4  
  No. 10b: Gran Scena with Chorus  
34 'Stop at once your celebrations' - 3:00
  'From the chamber'  
  Raimondo, Chorus  
35 'What you have told us is past believing!' 3:02
  Chorus, Raimondo  
   
  Scene 5  
  No. 10c: Scena and Aria  
36 'Oh God in heaven!' 3:16
  Chorus, Lucia  
37 'Alas! I see the spectre between us' 3:59
  Lucia  
38 'They bring the incense' 6:33
  Lucia, Raimondo, Normanno, Chorus  
   
  Scene 6  
39 'Here is Enrico' 3:03
  Raimondo, Enrico, Chorus, Lucia  
40 'Scatter your tears of anguish' 4:40
  Lucia, Enrico, Raimondo, Chorus  
   
  Scene 7 Raveswod tombs  
  No. 12: Aria Finale  
41 'My ancestors lie here buried' 4:13
42 'A lonely grave will shelter me' 3:25
  Edgardo  
   
  Scene 8  
43 'Such misfortune!' 4:13
  Chorus, Edgardo, Raimondo  
44 'Rest in peace, for I shall follow' 4:46
  Edgardo, Raimondo, Chorus  
   
 Elizabeth Futral soprano - Lucia
 Alan Opie baritone - Enrico Ashton
 Peter Wedd tenor - Lord Arturo Bucklaw
 Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Edgardo
 Peter Rose bass - Raimondo Bidebent
 Christine Rice mezzo-soprano - Alisa
 Stephen Chaundy tenor - Normanno
 David Parry
  2-6 September 2001