Menotti - The Consul & Amelia al ballo

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Menotti - The Consul & Amelia al ballo

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Naxos

Catalogue No:

8112023-24
(8.112023-24)

Discs:

2

Release date:

1st June 2010

Barcode:

0636943202371

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CD

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Menotti - The Consul & Amelia al ballo


Menotti:

The Consul

Recorded in New York City in April 1950

Patricia Neway, Marie Powers & Cornell MacNeil

Orchestra, Lehman Engel

Amelia al Ballo

Recorded in the Teatro alla Scala, Milan in March 1954

Margherita Carosio, Rolando Panerai & Giacinto Prandelli

Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, Nino Sanzogno


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Reissue Producer and Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn

This 2-CD set is the first in a series devoted to Gian Carlo Menotti’s compositions on the occasion of his centenary in 2011. The recordings will include several which have never before appeared on CD, and some that have not been available in any form for nearly fifty years.

Menotti’s first full-length opera, The Consul, here make its CD début.

1. The Consul: Act I Scene 1: Tu reviendras et voudras m'enfermer dans tes bras (Voice on the Record, John, Magda, Mother)

2. The Consul: Act I Scene 1: Quick, John! The Police! (Magda, Mother, Secret Police Agent)

3. The Consul: Act I Scene 1: Don't move yet (Magda, Mother, John)

4. The Consul: Act I Scene 1: Now, O lips, say goodbye (Magda, John, Mother)

5. The Consul: Act I Scene 2: Interlude

6. The Consul: Act I Scene 2: Next. Yes ? What can I do for you? (Secretary, Kofner)

7. The Consul: Act I Scene 2: Next ? Buon giorno (Secretary, Foreign Woman, Kofner)

8. The Consul: Act I Scene 2: Next ? May I speak to the Consul? (Secretary, Magda)

9. The Consul: Act I Scene 2: In endless waiting rooms (Vera Boronel, Anna Gomez, Magda, Magician, Kofner)

10. The Consul: Act II Scene 1: What is the matter, little lamb? (Mother)

11. The Consul: Act II Scene 1: I shall find for you shells and stars (Mother)

12. The Consul: Act II Scene 1: John, John, why did you bring me ? (Magda, Mother)

13. The Consul: Act II Scene 1: It is the signal! (Magda, Mother, Secret Police Agent, Assan)

14. The Consul: Act II Scene 1: Mother! Why are you so still, Mother! (Magda, Mother)

15. The Consul: Act II Scene 1: Interlude

16. The Consul: Act II Scene 2: What did you say your name was? (Secretary, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Kofner)

17. The Consul: Act II Scene 2: My charming ma'moiselle (Magician, Secretary, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Kofner, Foreign Woman)

18. The Consul: Act II Scene 2: Any news for me? (Magda, Secretary)

19. The Consul: Act II Scene 2: To this we've come (Magda, Vera Boronel, Kofner, Secretary)

1. The Consul: Act III Scene 1: How often must I tell you, Mrs. Sorel (Secretary, Vera Boronel, Assan, Magda)

2. The Consul: Act III Scene 1: Don't forget to sign (Secretary, Vera Boronel, Magda, Assan)

3. The Consul: Act III Scene 1: Oh, those faces! All those faces! (Secretary)

4. The Consul: Act III Scene 1: Who are you? How did you get in? (Secretary, John, Secret Police Agent)

5. The Consul: Act III Scene 1: Don't be afraid, Mr. Sorel! (Secretary)

6. The Consul: Act III Scene 2: I never meant to do this (Magda, Foreign Woman, Kofner, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Mother, John, Secretary)

7. The Consul: Act III Scene 2: Lo, Death's frontiers are open (Foreign Woman, Kofner, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Mother, John, Secretary, Magician, Magda)

8. The Consul: Act III Scene 2: Mother, John, wait (Magda, Mother, John, Magician, Chorus)

9. Amelia al ballo: Orchestral prelude

10. Amelia al ballo: Stringi! Allaccia, allacia! (Amelia, First Maid, Second Maid, Friend)

11. Amelia al ballo: Duettino: La notte, la notte e troppo breve (Amelia, Friend)

12. Amelia al ballo: Sono pronto! Dammi i fiori (Amelia, Friend, Maids)

13. Amelia al ballo: Non si va! Non si va! (Husband, Amelia)

14. Amelia al ballo: Amelia, Amelia! (Husband, Amelia)

15. Amelia al ballo: Romanza: Amelia cara (Husband)

16. Amelia al ballo: Osi ancora negar? (Husband, Amelia)

17. Amelia al ballo: Duettino: No, no, no! Al ballo non andremo (Husband, Amelia)

18. Amelia al ballo: Ebbene, si (Amelia, Husband)

19. Amelia al ballo: Il mio amante e quel signore (Amelia, Husband)

20. Amelia al ballo: Che disdetta! (Amelia, Lover)

21. Amelia al ballo: Romanza: Vola intanto l'ora insonne (Amelia)

22. Amelia al ballo: Amelia! Amelia! (Lover, Amelia)

23. Amelia al ballo: Contro me non porta offesa (Amelia, Lover)

24. Amelia al ballo: Non l'ho pescato in tempo (Husband, Amelia)

25. Amelia al ballo: Ah! Cane, impara ? (Husband, Amelia, Lover)

26. Amelia al ballo: Romanza: Fu di notte, come in sogno (Lover, Husband, Amelia)

27. Amelia al ballo: Terzetto: Chi puo saper (Amelia, Lover, Husband)

28. Amelia al ballo: Orchestral interlude - Che c'e? Che c'e? (Chorus)

29. Amelia al ballo: Gia capito (Chief of Police, Chorus, Amelia)

30. Amelia al ballo: Seduta alla specchiera (Amelia, Chorus, Chief of Police, Lover)

31. Amelia al ballo: Perche affligersi tanto? (Chief of Police, Amelia)

32. Amelia al ballo: Gioite, gioite, Amelia al ballo andra (Chorus)

Gramophone Magazine

Awards Issue 2010

“The Amelia is splendid in every way, with fine, natural recorded sound, verve and style in Sanzogno's conducting, charm of an agreebly "period" kind in Carosio's singing and very able backing by Prandelli and Panerai...The transfer also gives much pleasure”

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