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MENOTTI, G.C.: Maria Golovin [Opera] (Duval, Cross, Neway, Las, Handt, P.H. Adler)

    
      

 

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MENOTTI, G.C.: Maria Golovin [Opera] (Duval, Cross, Neway, Las, Handt, P.H. Adler)

Menotti’s powerful romantic opera Maria Golovin explores the issues of love and jealousy. It premièred in Brussels in 1958, transferring to Broadway toward the end of the year, but closed after only five performances. The composer himself described it as ‘his unlucky work’. Between these two dates RCA recorded the work in Rome with an outstanding cast of Menotti regulars, such as Patricia Neway, and brilliant newcomers like Richard Cross. The LP is rare and this is its first reissue in 50 years. Another rarity is Tossy Spivakovsky’s still-unequalled 1954 performance of the Violin Concerto, which is filled with memorable themes and is a superb vehicle for the solo violin.



Disc 1

Menotti, Gian Carlo
Menotti, Gian Carlo, lyricist(s)

  Maria Golovin
1.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Introduction 00:02:09
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: One … two … three … Good heavens! (Agata) 00:01:49
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: This way, come in, come in! (Mother, Zuckertanz, Donato, Maria) 00:03:07
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: This is a sad place to take a little boy! (Agata, Donato) 00:02:17
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: … and eight and nine and ten and hop la la! (Mother, Agata) 00:01:48
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Who is there Is there someone (Donato, Maria) 00:03:09
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Tell me the truth (Donato, Maria) 00:04:33
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: I will pose for you as long as you like (Donato, Maria) 00:03:22
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: … you must be careful not to play near the lake (Mother, Zuckertanz, Maria, Donato) 00:04:02
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Aren't you ready yet (Donato, Agata, Mother) 00:03:09
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Let us sit by the fire (Donato, Maria) 00:04:31
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Ah Maria, Maria, if you could only see (Donato, Maria) 00:06:13
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: The prisoners … (Maria, Donato, Trottolo) 00:02:49
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: What is it (Donato, Agata) 00:03:45
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: What is it (Donato, Prisoner, Agata, Maria) 00:01:51
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Oh I am so tired, so tired (Maria, Mother, Donato, Zuckertanz) 00:04:41
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Maria … Yes, Donato (Donato, Maria, Mother) 00:03:21
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: You know, I feel like a girl again (Maria, Donato, Mother, Agata) 00:06:05
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: There you are! (Mother, Maria, Zuckertanz, Donato) 00:03:21
20.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Yes, I must leave you, Donato (Maria, Donato, Agata) 00:03:43
21.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Maria. Forgive me (Donato, Maria, Prisoner) 00:03:05
22.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: No, I do not understand a man like you (Prisoner, Donato) 00:04:47


Disc 2

Menotti, Gian Carlo
Menotti, Gian Carlo, lyricist(s)

  Maria Golovin
1.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Introduction 00:03:20
2.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: I'm afraid this is all we have (Mother, Zuckertanz, Maria) 00:03:25
3.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Quando di fuoco si fa la laguna (Maria, Zuckertanz, Mother, Agata, Donato) 00:03:37
4.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: This is the largest one I have (Mother, Maria) 00:03:38
5.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: You are unfair, Madame, and you know it (Maria, Mother, Donato) 00:03:57
6.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Have you told him (Donato, Maria) 00:02:46
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Oh, how different is the world once I lie in your arms (Donato, Maria) 00:05:52
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: What time is it (Donato, Mother, Agata) 00:06:34
9.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: At last, my darling (Maria, Donato, Mother, Zuckertanz) 00:05:21

Menotti, Gian Carlo

  Violin Concerto in A Minor
10.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:12:12
11.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:08:10
12.   Play with flash player III. Allegro vivace 00:07:06

Total Playing Time: 02:23:35






Composer(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Lyricist(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Conductor(s):
Adler, Peter Herman; Munch, Charles

Orchestra(s):
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Studio orchestra

Choir(s):
Studio chorus

Artist(s):
Chapman, William; Cross, Richard; Duval, Franca; Handt, Herbert; Las, Genia; Muti, Lorenzo; Neway, Patricia; Spivakovsky, Tossy

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Concerto; Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.111376-77

Barcode: 747313337620

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States, Australia and Singapore due to possible copyright restrictions.


Release Date: 10/2011

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