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CHAN 3156 - Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (Highlights)
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CD available From: 01 September 2008
     
 Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
     
      highlights from
The Pearl Fishers 79:00
      Opera in Three Acts
      Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré
      English translation by David Parry
     
      from Act I
1 Prelude 1:54
      No. 1a, Introductioin
2 'At the break of day with the waves at play' 3:32
      Chorus
      No. 1b, Scene and Chorus
3 'My friends, yoiu must delay your dances' 4:03
      Zurga, Chorus, Nadir
      No. 1 c, Recitative and Chorus reprise
4 'Stay here and live with us, Nadir' 2:14
      Zurga, Nadir, Chorus
      No. 2a, Recitative
5 'At last I have found you again!' 2:37
      Zurga, Nadir
      No. 2b, Duet
6 'Then from the holy shrine' 7:11
      Nadir, Zurga
      No. 4a, Recitative
7 'Hearing her voice my soul is a cauldron of passion!' 1:24
      Nadir
      No. 4b, Romance
8 'Again her voice will haunt me' 3:11
      No. 5, Air and Chorus
9 'Brahma the god, sovereign of the world' 5:31
      Leïla, Chorus, Nadir
     
      from Act II
      No. 7, Recitative and Cavatina
10 'I am alone here in the night' 6:50
      Leïla
      No. 8, Chanson
11 'My love was weeping while she was sleeping' 1:53
      No. 9, Duo
12 'Leïla! Leïla!' 6:49
      Nadir, Leïla
     
      from Act III
      No. 11, Entr'acte, Recitative and Air
13 'The storm has run its course' 6:22
      Zurga
      No. 12a, Recitative
14 '(She is here! My heart… is pounding…)' 1:07
      Zurga, Leïla
      No. 12b, Duo
15 '(I would speak, but I cannot)' 10:03
      Leïla, Zurga, Chorus
      No. 14, Scene and Duo
16 'Spirits of dreaful night' 4:46
      Nourabad, Chorus, Nadir, Leïla
     
      Bonus tracks
      No. 15, Trio (posthumous ending)
17 'Sacred light of being' 4:03
      Leïla, Nadir, Zurga
      No. 2b, Duet (posthumous ending)
18 'Then from the holy shrine' 5:19
      Nadir, Zurga
     
 Simon Keenlyside baritone - Zurga
 Barry Banks tenor - Nadir
 Rebecca Evans soprano - Leïla
 Alastair Miles bass - Nourabad
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 London Philharmonic Orchestra
 Brad Cohen
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      10-12 September 2007
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens (Executive)
 Rachel Smith
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Peter Newble (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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