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PACIUS: The Hunt of King Charles (Kaarle Kuninkaan Metsastys)

Regarded as the father of Finnish music, Fredrik Pacius was the composer of the first Finnish opera, The Hunt of King Charles, which had its première in Helsinki in 1852. At that time the language of the theatre and the opera house was Swedish, and accordingly the work has a Swedish text, although the opera is often performed in a translated Finnish version, as heard in this live recording. The plot, set in 1671, centres on King Charles XI, ruler of Sweden and Finland, immediately before he reached an age to assume control of his kingdom. The music itself remains close to models such as Weber’s Freischütz and Oberon, and there are also reminders of Beethoven, not least in the choice of the name Leonora for the heroine.



Disc 1

Pacius, Fredrik
Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  The Hunt of King Charles (Kaarle Kuninkaan Metsastys)
1.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Overture 00:06:52
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Huntsmen's Chorus: Halloo! Kautta synkean metsamaan (Hello! In the dark green woodland) (Chorus) 00:02:30
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Quintet: Kas niin, nyt veikot, pyssyt syrjahan (Well met, my friends, now put your rifles down) (Gyllenstjerna, Baner, …) 00:03:09
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Drinking Song: Juo, nauti, haavehet luo! (Drink, enjoy!) (Gyllenstjerna, Baner, Oxenstjerna, Wachtmeister, Lewenhaupt) 00:02:03
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Dialogue: Kuninkaan malja! (I toast the King!) (Gyllenstjerna, Baner, Wachtmeister, Oxenstjerna, Lewenhaupt) 00:00:26
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Quintet: Niin, marski tuuma hurja! (As Marshal and most demanding!) (Wachtmeister, Baner, Oxenstjerna, Gyllenstjerna, …) 00:05:00
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Duet of two ladies - in - waiting: Tuoll' kukkuu kaki! (The cuckoo sings!) (Ladies - in - waiting) 00:05:39
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Dialogue: Kuningas viipyy viela (The King is not coming yet) (Queen, Horn) 00:00:40
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Ensemble: Min kauhean nain turmatyon! (Oh, what a shameful crime!) (Reutercrantz, Queen, Horn, Baner, Chorus, …) 00:07:34
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Dialogue: Min' oot nakoinen! (My child) (Queen, King, Horn) 00:00:57
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Dialogue: Aitinsa kera tuoll' kay pienoinen (There goes he with his mother, little brat) (Gyllenstjerna) 00:00:27
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Recitative and Aria: Nyt on han mun! (Now he is mine!) (Gyllenstjerna) 00:02:36
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Dialogue: Oletko yksin (Are you alone) (King, Gyllenstjerna) 00:01:54
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: Target - shooting Chorus: Kilvan nyt koittaa voimme, ken voittaa! (Come, we shall try it, Marksmen will share it!) (Chorus, …) 00:06:21
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Ballad: Ja nuori merenneito han suvi - illalla (A mermaid in the ocean did roam summer night) (Leonora) 00:06:58
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Dialogue: Aina muistelen tuot pikku kuningasta (It makes me think about the little King) (Leonora) 00:00:30
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2 - 3: Duet: Laps kaunis, ehtoota! (Good evening, good child!) (Reutercrantz, Leonora, Jonathan) 00:05:02
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Duet: Kay kanssain armas, kay pois (Come my beloved, you must flee) (Leonora, Jonathan) 00:06:17
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Dialogue: Pakene, Jonathan! (Flee, Jonathan!) (Leonora. Jonathan) 00:00:13


Disc 2

Pacius, Fredrik
Topelius, Zacharias, lyricist(s)

  The Hunt of King Charles (Kaarle Kuninkaan Metsastys)
1.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 4: Dialogue: Vaan sano kuinka mahti meille paatyy (So tell us, how shall we achieve this task) (Baner, Gyllenstjerna, …) 00:06:11
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Aria: Oi yon kaukomaista taivon silma paista (O Moon, you silvery noble maiden) (Leonora) 00:09:49
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Dialogue: On kelpo tuuli, meri vaahtoilee (A bracing wind, and the sea is whipping white) (Old Fisherwoman, Jonathan) 00:00:43
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Shanty and Chorus: Se miesi kehnoks' sanotaan (A scurvy tar is such a man) (Jonathan, Chorus) 00:03:51
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 7: Dialogue: Kiitos teille! (My thanks to thee! That was a jolly tune!) (Reutercrantz, Jonathan, Leski) 00:00:20
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 7: Finale: Kuin Jonathan (What Jonathan) (Reutercrantz, Jonathan, Chorus) 00:05:53
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Chorus of the Market - people: Hei, nyt naurut soivat (Come, rejoice in pleasure) (Chorus, Turku merchant, Old Fisherwoman) 00:05:21
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Kaappiin tanne katschokaat (Who would see my cabinet) (Conjurers, Chorus, Leonora, Bear) 00:05:37
9.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Dialogue: Tottako, etta Jonathan Foglosta (Is it true, that Jonathan of Foglo is doomed to die) (2 Peasant Girls) 00:00:31
10.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2 - 3: Couplet and Dialogue: Kuningas, nyt sen kuulet (A King, hear me, a King, I truly tell thee) (2 Peasant Girls, King) 00:02:45
11.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 4: Dialogue: Anteeksi, olette liian kaino viela (Forgive me, but I think you are too shy) (Gyllenstjerna, King) 00:00:38
12.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 5: Roundelay: Ja tahdotte tietaa, ja nahdakin kenties (And would you now learn it) (Chorus, Miehet, Leonora, Gyllenstjerna,…) 00:02:38
13.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 5: Dialogue and Chorus: Petosta! (Treason!) (King, Gyllenstjerna, Leonora, Chorus) 00:03:26
14.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 6: Dialogue: Takaisin, taikka oitis ammun sua! (Stop, or I will shoot!) (Leonora, Gyllenstjerna) 00:00:21
15.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 7 - 8: Trio and Chorus: Armahin tytto hempea! (Maiden so sweet and comely) (Gyllenstjerna, Leonora, Jonathan, Chorus) 00:04:55
16.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 9: Dialogue: Kaarle! (My Charles!) (Queen, King, Gyllenstjerna) 00:01:30
17.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 10: Dialogue: Nyt palkan saakoon uskollinen kansa! (Our faithful folk shall now be well rewarded) (King, Kansa, Jonathan) 00:00:28
18.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 10: Ballad: Ja meren nuori impi (The mermaid of the ocean, she smiled and softly said) (Leonora) 00:02:10
19.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 10: Dialogue: Vapaasti valita saat, mita mielit (You must be free to choose) (King, Leonora, Kansa) 00:00:41
20.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 10: Finale: Armonsa taa lain kuolon kalvan estaa (Praises we sing) (Chorus, Leonora, Jonathan) 00:01:23
21.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 11: Scene: Ties outo huhu uskomaton (We heard a rumour that the King had been captured by bandits) (Horn, Reutercrantz, …) 00:02:06
22.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 11: Hymn: Nyt kauaksi Suomi jaada saa (Though now we depart from Finland's shore) (Chorus) 00:03:01

Total Playing Time: 02:09:26






Composer(s):
Pacius, Fredrik

Lyricist(s):
Topelius, Zacharias

Conductor(s):
Rasilainen, Ari

Orchestra(s):
Pori Sinfonietta

Choir(s):
Porin Opera Chorus

Artist(s):
Aalto, Tero; Ahola, Niina; Elo, Sanna; Heinikari, Matti; Kahkonen, Pekka; Kattelus, Kristiina; Koivula, Reijo; Kunttu, Seppo; Latvala, Heli; Nordqvist, Sari; Nuorsaari, Heikki; Orama, Heikki; Ouramo, Jouko; Pitkanen, Kai; Saarman, Jukka; Sundqvist, Janne; Tamminen, Tiina; Vesanto, Mauri; Virta, Suvi-Maaria

Label: Marco Polo

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.225317-18

Barcode: 636943531723

Release Date: 01/2007

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