This landmark publication collects arias and role excerpts from operas by John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Strauss, and many other composers published by Boosey & Hawkes. Includes extensive plot notes and translations.
THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER: I must have been hysterical
DOCTOR ATOMIC: Am I in your light? • Past fierce and tossing skies
EL NIÑO: La anunciación
THE ASPERN PAPERS: On the stroke of midnight!
CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING: Bellino's Aria • Madame d'Urfé's Aria
THE DREAM OF VALENTINO: Nazimova's Aria • Was it truly destiny
MISS HAVISHAM'S FIRE: Estella's Aria
A POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: A Foreign Singer's Aria
MASS: Thank You
TROUBLE IN TAHITI: There is a garden • What a movie!
ALBERT HERRING: Doctor Jessop's midwife • What would Missus Herring say?
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Lysander, Help me Lysander
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Give him this orchid • Is it all? • She sleeps as a rose upon the night
THE TENDER LAND: Ma's Song
WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Take off that frown
John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten
THE BEGGAR'S OPERA: Thus when a good housewife sees a rat...How cruel are the traytors
Henry Purcell, realized by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst
DIDO AND AENEAS: Ah, Belinda, I am prest with torment • When I am laid in earth
MISS JULIE: Wind around me like Satan's snake
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Sein wir wieder gut
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Wie Du warst!
MAVRA: The Mother's Aria
OEDIPUS REX: Nonn' erusbeskite, reges
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS: As I was saying...Scorned! Abused! • Sold! Annoyed!