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Gaetano Donizetti: Opera - Mary Stuart (Chandos Audio CD)

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Opera - Mary Stuart

Gaetano Donizetti

Mary Stuart 136:06
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari after Schiller
English Translation by Tom Hammond
COMPACT DISC ONE
1 Prelude 1:36
Act I
2 'Let us wait here' 2:35
Chorus, Voice
3 'Yes, but the French Prince is seeking . . .' 1:13
Elizabeth
4 'If fortune one day should send to me . . .' 3:16
5 'In this moment of rejoicing' 1:49
Talbot, Chorus, Elizabeth, Cecil
6 'May the light of wisdom and justice' 4:24
Elizabeth, Chorus, Cecil
7 'But, where is the Earl of Leicester?' 2:11
Elizabeth, Cecil, Leicester
8 'Did you not ask to see me, earlier today?' 2:15
Leicester, Talbot
9 'I remember these lovely features' 3:37
10 'If she dare trust in me' 1:47
11 'Do I disturb you?' 2:09
Elizabeth, Leicester
12 'How affecting . . .' 'Is she relenting?' 1:47
13 'When I first looked upon her face' 4:36
14 'My arrogant rival has long sought to rob me' 2:15

Act II
15 'Why run so fast, my lady?' 3:00
Hannah, Mary
16 'You murmuring breezes . . .' 3:45
Mary
17 'What tumult! Those voices!' 0:56
Mary, Chorus, Hannah
18 'In the peace of my gloomy seclusion' 3:36
Mary, Hannah, Ladies
19 'Ah! May this joy not deceive me' 1:47
Mary, Leicester
20 'Long by the world forsaken' 4:34
21 'All too well I surely know her!' 3:37
'Ah! Though my spirit never faltered'
22 'What place is this then?' 2:24
Elizabeth, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Mary
23 'Report has not failed me' 2:38
Elizabeth, Mary, Talbot, Hannah, Leicester, Cecil
24 'Bid her welcome!' 0:41
Leicester, Elizabeth, Talbot, Mary
25 'Dead to justice, throne and kingdom' 7:18
Mary, Cecil, Elizabeth, Leicester, Talbot
26 'Go, prepare yourself for sentence' 2:03
Elizabeth, Cecil, Mary, Hannah, Leicester, Talbot, Chorus
71:47

COMPACT DISC TWO
Act III
Scene 1
1 'Still pensive? Still delaying?' 4:00
Cecil, Elizabeth
2 'While she's living I'm still in danger' 3:40
3 'Your Highness!' 'You do but speed her execution' 4:51
Leicester, Elizabeth, Cecil
4 'You have conspired a sister's death' 3:44

Scene 2
5 'Elizabeth will continue to mock and insult me' 4:53
Mary, Cecil
6 'Oh faithful Talbot!' 5:05
Mary, Talbot
7 'Once all the radiant joys of youth' 4:18
8 'There still remains another charge' 0:58
9 'No, I never turned from my Saviour' 1:25
10 'Go leave this world of grief behind' 3:03

Scene 3
11 'You saw them?' 6:28
Chorus
12 'Hannah!' 'Do not disturb her' 4:42
Chorus, Hannah, Mary
13 'Oh, deign to hear our prayer, merciful Saviour!' 4:04
14 'The signal' 1:27
All, Cecil, Mary
15 'Death hovers near me, so take my pardon' 4:03
Mary, Hannah, Talbot, Chorus, Cecil
16 'Leicester approaches' 2:21
Talbot, Mary, Leicester, Cecil
17 'Though you once made a vow to protect me' 5:14
Mary, Leicester, Talbot, Hannah, Chorus, Cecil
64:19
Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano - Mary Stuart
Rosalind Plowright soprano - Queen Elizabeth I
David Rendall tenor - Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Alan Opie baritone - Sir William Cecil
John Tomlinson bass - George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury
Angela Bostock soprano - Hannah Kennedy
English National Opera Chorus
English National Opera Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras
Recorded in:
'Live' from the London Coliseum
1, 10, 14 & 22 April 1982
Producer(s)
John Fraser
Sound Engineer(s)
Stuart Eltham
Michael Sheady
Format: DDD
Bit Rate: 20 Bit

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