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MENOTTI, G.: Consul (The) / Amelia al ballo (Engel, Sanzogno) (1950, 1954)

    
      

 

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MENOTTI, G.: Consul (The) / Amelia al ballo (Engel, Sanzogno) (1950, 1954)

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. Described by The New York Times critic Harold Taubman as possessing ‘the style and glitter of the operatic composers of his native land... but the essential vitality, ingenuity and laughter are the composer’s own’, Amelia al ballo (Amelia goes to the Ball) was an instant hit. This recording of Menotti’s first full-length opera, The Consul, was made with the original Broadway cast a month after the work’s Philadelphia première in 1950, and here make its CD début.



Disc 1

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

  The Consul
1.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Tu reviendras et voudras m'enfermer dans tes bras (Voice on the Record, John, Magda, Mother) 00:03:15
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Quick, John! The Police! (Magda, Mother, Secret Police Agent) 00:05:48
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Don't move yet (Magda, Mother, John) 00:03:09
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Now, O lips, say goodbye (Magda, John, Mother) 00:04:18
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Interlude 00:01:02
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Next. Yes … What can I do for you (Secretary, Kofner) 00:02:14
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Next … Buon giorno (Secretary, Foreign Woman, Kofner) 00:03:40
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Next … May I speak to the Consul (Secretary, Magda) 00:04:14
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: In endless waiting rooms (Vera Boronel, Anna Gomez, Magda, Magician, Kofner) 00:03:36
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: What is the matter, little lamb (Mother) 00:02:01
11.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: I shall find for you shells and stars (Mother) 00:03:19
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: John, John, why did you bring me … (Magda, Mother) 00:04:04
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: It is the signal! (Magda, Mother, Secret Police Agent, Assan) 00:04:07
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Mother! Why are you so still, Mother! (Magda, Mother) 00:03:51
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Interlude 00:01:30
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: What did you say your name was (Secretary, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Kofner) 00:01:37
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: My charming ma'moiselle (Magician, Secretary, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Kofner, Foreign Woman) 00:07:13
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Any news for me (Magda, Secretary) 00:02:19
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: To this we've come (Magda, Vera Boronel, Kofner, Secretary) 00:07:43


Disc 2

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

  The Consul
1.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: How often must I tell you, Mrs. Sorel (Secretary, Vera Boronel, Assan, Magda) 00:04:21
2.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Don't forget to sign (Secretary, Vera Boronel, Magda, Assan) 00:02:22
3.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Oh, those faces! All those faces! (Secretary) 00:01:47
4.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Who are you How did you get in (Secretary, John, Secret Police Agent) 00:02:12
5.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Don't be afraid, Mr. Sorel! (Secretary) 00:02:44
6.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: I never meant to do this (Magda, Foreign Woman, Kofner, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Mother, John, Secretary) 00:02:33
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Lo, Death's frontiers are open (Foreign Woman, Kofner, Anna Gomez, Vera Boronel, Mother, John, Secretary, Magician, Magda) 00:04:42
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Mother, John, wait (Magda, Mother, John, Magician, Chorus) 00:02:34
  Amelia al ballo
9.   Play with flash player Orchestral prelude 00:04:24
10.   Play with flash player Stringi! Allaccia, allacia! (Amelia, First Maid, Second Maid, Friend) 00:01:41
11.   Play with flash player Duettino: La notte, la notte e troppo breve (Amelia, Friend) 00:01:35
12.   Play with flash player Sono pronto! Dammi i fiori (Amelia, Friend, Maids) 00:02:01
13.   Play with flash player Non si va! Non si va! (Husband, Amelia) 00:01:18
14.   Play with flash player Amelia, Amelia! (Husband, Amelia) 00:02:10
15.   Play with flash player Romanza: Amelia cara (Husband) 00:02:23
16.   Play with flash player Osi ancora negar (Husband, Amelia) 00:00:51
17.   Play with flash player Duettino: No, no, no! Al ballo non andremo (Husband, Amelia) 00:02:03
18.   Play with flash player Ebbene, si (Amelia, Husband) 00:01:04
19.   Play with flash player Il mio amante e quel signore (Amelia, Husband) 00:01:52
20.   Play with flash player Che disdetta! (Amelia, Lover) 00:02:18
21.   Play with flash player Romanza: Vola intanto l'ora insonne (Amelia) 00:02:37
22.   Play with flash player Amelia! Amelia! (Lover, Amelia) 00:01:06
23.   Play with flash player Contro me non porta offesa (Amelia, Lover) 00:01:27
24.   Play with flash player Non l'ho pescato in tempo (Husband, Amelia) 00:01:21
25.   Play with flash player Ah! Cane, impara … (Husband, Amelia, Lover) 00:03:15
26.   Play with flash player Romanza: Fu di notte, come in sogno (Lover, Husband, Amelia) 00:03:49
27.   Play with flash player Terzetto: Chi puo saper (Amelia, Lover, Husband) 00:04:20
28.   Play with flash player Orchestral interlude - Che c'e Che c'e (Chorus) 00:01:49
29.   Play with flash player Gia capito (Chief of Police, Chorus, Amelia) 00:02:09
30.   Play with flash player Seduta alla specchiera (Amelia, Chorus, Chief of Police, Lover) 00:02:40
31.   Play with flash player Perche affligersi tanto (Chief of Police, Amelia) 00:02:07
32.   Play with flash player Gioite, gioite, Amelia al ballo andra (Chorus) 00:01:40

Total Playing Time: 02:24:15






Composer(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Lyricist(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Conductor(s):
Engel, Lehman; Sanzogno, Nino

Orchestra(s):
Milan La Scala Orchestra; Studio orchestra

Choir(s):
Milan La Scala Chorus; Studio chorus

Artist(s):
Amadini, Maria; Andreassi, Maria; Campi, Enrico; Carosio, Margherita; Jongyans, George; Lane, Gloria; Lishner, Leon; MacNeil, Cornell; Marlo, Maria; Mazzoni, Elena; McKinley, Andrew; Mercer, Mabel; Monachino, Francis; Neway, Patricia; Panerai, Rolando; Powers, Marie; Prandelli, Giacinto; Summers, Lydia; Zanolli, Silvana

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.112023-24

Barcode: 636943202371

Distribution Note(s):

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Release Date: 06/2010

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