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BALFE, M.W.: Satanella [Opera] (Silver, Kang Wang, Hayes, John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Bonynge)

    

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BALFE, M.W.: Satanella [Opera] (Silver, Kang Wang, Hayes, John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Bonynge)

Satanella was Michael William Balfe’s 23rd opera, first presented at Covent Garden in 1858 to much acclaim. It remained in the repertoire for over 60 years, touring to Sydney, New York and Philadelphia. A hybrid of classical opera with a sprinkling of stand-alone ballads, beloved by singers of the day for sheet sales promotion, the score is also notable for its Italianate flow of recitatives, moving arias, concerted pieces and ensembles and, not least, the haunting ‘Power of Love’ melody. Richard Bonynge, an acknowledged master of eighteenth and nineteenth-century opera, has edited the new performing edition.



Disc 1

Balfe, Michael William
Harris, Augustus / Falconer, Edmund / Harris, Augustus / Falconer, Edmund, lyricist(s)

  Satanella (performing edition by R. Bonynge)
1.   Preludio 00:02:55
2.   Act I Scene 1: Introduction: Donor of this lordly fete (Chorus) 00:01:25
3.   Act I Scene 1: Quartet and Chorus: Thanks, thanks, my friends (Rupert, Hortensius, Stella, Lady, Chorus) 00:04:35
4.   Act I Scene 1: Song: My heart is not my own (Lelia) 00:02:18
5.   Act I Scene 1: Concerted piece: My Lords, I pray you judge (Stella, Rupert, Hortensius, Chorus, Lelia) 00:07:41
6.   Act I Scene 2: Song: Oh! Would she but name (Karl) 00:02:03
7.   Act I Scene 2: Scena and Cavatina: What daring mortal (Arimanes, Satanella) 00:04:56
8.   Act I Scene 2: Drinking Song: When fortune frowns (Rupert) 00:02:13
9.   Act I Scene 2: Recitative and Cavatina: Myself once more (Chorus, Satanella) 00:04:30
10.   Act I Scene 2: Finale: There's a power whose sway (Satanella, Rupert, Chorus) 00:02:19
11.   Act II Scene 1: Recitative and Air: Ah me, how wretched (Satanella) 00:05:00
12.   Act II Scene 1: Romance: An angel form in dreams (Rupert) 00:04:20
13.   Act II Scene 2: Pirates Chorus: Rovers, rulers of the sea (Chorus) 00:01:28
14.   Act II Scene 2: Song and Chorus: My brave companions (Bracaccio, Chorus) 00:03:06
15.   Act II Scene 3: Recitative and Ballad: Ah! Me, too human thou (Satanella) 00:04:45
16.   Act II Scene 3: Finale: Smile, oh Heaven! (Chorus) 00:01:00
17.   Act II Scene 3: Procession: To Hymen's love - crowned altar (Chorus of Bridesmaids) 00:01:39
18.   Act II Scene 3: Ensemble: The Priest, now robed (Rupert, Hortensius, Chorus, Satanella) 00:05:09
19.   Act II Scene 3: Finale: Up and arm ye, every brave (Rupert, Hortensius, Chorus) 00:02:03


Disc 2

Balfe, Michael William
Harris, Augustus / Falconer, Edmund / Harris, Augustus / Falconer, Edmund, lyricist(s)

  Satanella (performing edition by R. Bonynge)
1.   Act III Scene 1: Introduction: Upward from the nether world (Chorus of Spirits) 00:00:51
2.   Act III Scene 1: Recitative and Grand Duet: Tho' the angry bolt has sped (Arimanes, Satanella) 00:07:42
3.   Act III Scene 2: Market Scene: Merry Tunis, ope' thy mart (Chorus, Bracaccio, Rupert, Lelia, Hortensius) 00:04:12
4.   Act III Scene 2: Concerted piece: A fair Circassian (Bracaccio, Hortensius, Karl, Rupert, Lelia, Satanella) 00:02:19
5.   Act III Scene 2: Sextet: Oh, woe! Despair! (Lelia, Satanella, Bracaccio, Hortensius, Karl, Rupert, Chorus) 00:03:40
6.   Act III Scene 2: Romance: Sultana Zulema (Satanella, Chorus) 00:02:05
7.   Act III Scene 2: Arietta: Would'st thou win me (Satanella) 00:02:41
8.   Act III Scene 2: Recitative and Cabaletta: No rival shares a throne (Satanella, Rupert, Chorus) 00:03:26
9.   Act IV: Serenade: Haste, lovers, haste (Chorus) 00:01:38
10.   Act IV: Song: No prize can fate (Rupert) 00:04:18
11.   Act IV: Finale: Dread shadow, speak (Rupert, Satanella, Lelia) 00:07:07
12.   Act IV: Oh, tenderness sublime (Satanella, Lelia, Rupert, Chorus, Arimanes) 00:08:20

Total Playing Time: 01:51:44






Composer(s):
Balfe, Michael William

Lyricist(s):
Falconer, Edmund; Harris, Augustus

Conductor(s):
Bonynge, Richard

Orchestra(s):
Victorian Opera Orchestra

Choir(s):
John Powell Singers

Artist(s):
Bowes, Trevor; Carby, Catherine; Church, Frank; Gregory, Anthony; Hayes, Quentin; Sikora, Elizabeth; Silver, Sally; Tocci, Christine; Wang, Kang

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660378-79

Barcode: 730099037877

Physical Release: 03/2016

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