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Opera - Flight

Jonathan Dove (b. 1958)

Flight 129:12
An opera in three acts
Libretto by April De Angelis
live recording

Act I
1 'Look! Up there' 4:25
Refugee, Controller
2 'Darling!' 2:49
Bill, Tina, Refugee
3 'Excuse me. Have you any English money?' 1:10
Refugee, Bill, Tina
4 'Welcome travellers. Thank you for travelling Tri-Star' 0:55
5 'Do I look conspicuous?' 2:27
Older Woman, Refugee, Controller
6 'Welcome. We're always smiling as you can see' 3:02
Steward, Stewardess, Refugee, Older Woman
7 'Down you go. Scurry down' 3:04
8 'That's us.' 'Is that us?' 3:49
Minskman, Minskwoman, Controller, Older Woman
9 'No! I don't seem able to go' 3:28
Minkswoman, Minskman, Controller, Refugee
10 'What have I done?' 2:16
Minskwoman, Steward, Stewardess, Bill, Tina, Older Woman
11 'What have I just done? Why couldn't I go?' 1:14
12 'Excuse me. Have you a hat or a scarf?' 3:07
Refugee, Older Woman, Stewardess, Steward, Tina, Bill, Controller
13 'Look who's coming!' 3:05
Controller, Refugee, Minskwoman, Bill, Tina, Older Woman, Steward, Stewardess
14 'Gone.' 'Time to be gone' 4:02
Refugee, Tina, Controller, Bill, Minskwoman, Older Woman, Steward, Stewardess
15 'Disgusting.' 'Record lusting' 3:20
Controller, Bill, Tina, Older Woman, Minskwoman
16 'Due to circumstances beyond our control' 1:47
Controller, Refugee

Act II
17 'The storm is getting worse' 2:30
18 'It's quiet' 7:00
Steward, Stewardess, Bill, Tina, Older Woman, Minskwoman
19 'I know. We could do the business with our trolleys' 1:44
Stewardess, Older Woman, Minskwoman, Steward, Tina, Bill
20 Orchestral interlude 1:10
21 'Fierce night. Jagged light' 1:34
22 'I bought this suitcase in New York' 5:36
Minskwoman, Steward, Stewardess, Bill, Refugee, Older Woman, Tina
23 'The thing about people is' 1:08

1 'About this stone. Is it true?' 5:59
Older Woman, Refugee, Tina, Bill, Minskwoman, Steward, Stewardess, Controller
2 'A wish for me. I'm wishing for my brother' 1:33
Refugee, Bill, Steward
3 'Excuse me, can I trouble you for some advice?' 1:49
Older Woman, Tina, Minskwoman, Stewardess, Bill
4 'What's this for?' 'Let's see . . .' 1:09
Bill, Steward, Older Woman, Tina, Stewardess, Minskwoman
5 'He's lucky' 1:39
Women, Refugee, Older Woman, Controller, Tina, Stewardess, Minskwoman
6 'You have a stone?' 1:13
Women, Refugee
7 'I believed in miracles' 3:36
Older Woman, Minskwoman, Stewardess, Tina, Refugee, Controller, Bill, Steward

Act II
8 'What a dreadful night' 1:16
Women, Controller
9 'A plane is coming!' 2:08
Controller, Older Woman
10 'I flew back immediately. I'm not angry' 2:53
Minskman, Minskwoman, Tina, Bill, Steward
11 'Oh my goodness!' 4:36
Bill, Tina, Steward, Stewardess
12 'Oh look, he isn't moving' 0:42
Stewardess, Older Woman, Minskwoman, Steward
13 'Ow!' 'What is it?' 3:06
Minskwoman, All
14 'It's so small' 1:05
All, Minskwoman
15 'New, wondrous, nothing so new as you' 7:14
Refugee, Tina, Stewardess, Older Woman, Controller, Minskwoman, Bill, Minskman
16 'He's coming back! Get in the trunk!' 2:52
Controller, Refugee, Immigration Officer, Women, Men
17 'Surely you can be magnanimous on such a day as this' 2:11
Minskman, Minskwoman, Immigration Officer, Tina, Steward, Stewardess
18 'You can't fool rules' 1:40
Immigration Officer, Older Woman, Bill, Steward, Tina, Refugee, Controller
19 'Dawn, still darkness . . .' 6:13
20 'But look at me now' 2:35
Refugee, Immigration Officer, Stewardess, Older Woman, Minskwoman, Minskman
21 ' . . .I can't do much for you . . .' 1:11
'Immigration Officer, Older Woman, Steward, Bill, Tina, Stewardess
22 ' . . .Flights to Minsk and places smarter . . .' 3:04
Controller, Older Woman, Minskman, Minskwoman, Bill, Tina, Steward, Stewardess, Refugee
23 'A frozen man falling like a frozen star' 4:21
Refugee, Controller
Christopher Robson countertenor - Refugee
Claron McFadden soprano - Controller
Richard Coxon tenor - Bill
Mary Plazas soprano - Tina
Nuala Willis mezzo-soprano - Older Woman
Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano - Stewardess
Garry Magee baritone - Steward
Steven Page bass-baritone - Minskman
Anne Mason mezzo-soprano - Minskwoman
Richard van Allan bass-baritone - Immigration Officer
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Parry
Channel 4 Television
NVC Arts
Recorded in:
Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes
Format: DDD
Bit Rate: 24 Bit / 96K

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