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ALDRIDGE, R.L.: Sister Carrie [Opera] (Zabala, Phares, M. Morgan, Jordheim, Florentine Opera Chorus, Milwaukee Symphony, Boggs)

    
      

 








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ALDRIDGE, R.L.: Sister Carrie [Opera] (Zabala, Phares, M. Morgan, Jordheim, Florentine Opera Chorus, Milwaukee Symphony, Boggs)

Described by Opera News as “an important addition to the American operatic canon,” Sister Carrie takes as its themes the lure of money and social standing. Robert Aldridge’s inventive score is richly melodic and unapologetically tonal. Herschel Garfein’s libretto is based on Theodore Dreiser’s groundbreaking 1900 novel, which depicts a smalltown girl’s tortuous path to fame and her lover’s abject descent into despair. Aldridge and Garfein’s Elmer Gantry (Naxos 8.669032-33) was a two-time GRAMMY® Award-winner.



Disc 1

Aldridge, Robert Livingston
Garfein, Herschel, lyricist(s)

  Sister Carrie
1.   Play with flash player Overture: Carrie arrives in Chicago, 1900 00:03:28
2.   Play with flash player Overture: She finds work in a vast shoe factory 00:02:33
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Four on. Four off (Carrie, Women) 00:00:51
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: There is music here, Bill (Drouet, Women, Carrie) 00:03:29
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Here's a very good worker who can't make it go (Drouet, Carrie, Women) 00:02:48
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Lord! But I'm glad I ran into you! (Drouet, Carrie) 00:04:11
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Duet: You belong in places like this (Drouet, Carrie, Waiter) 00:04:13
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Quartet: I can help you get along (Drouet, Carrie, Minnie, Hanson) 00:05:27
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Everything is paid for (Carrie) 00:04:53
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: It's five, five. (Men, Maître D') 00:03:29
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: It's opening night at McVickar's (Hurstwood, Maître D', Men, Waiters, Women) 00:01:23
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Scene: There they are! - Aria: My dears, why have you forsaken me (Hurstwood, Patrons, Drouet, Actors, Carrie) 00:03:37
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Trio with ensemble: Fine. Try the bright ingénue (Hurstwood, Carrrie, Drouet, Crowd, Quartet of Actors) 00:03:34
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Is dinner ready yet (Hurstwood, Mrs. Hurstwood, George Jr., Jessica) 00:04:33
15.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Duet in the Park: My darling! (Hurstwood, Carrie) 00:03:21
16.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: And one day if I came to you (Hurstwood, Carrie) 00:03:05
17.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Oh - Have you made up your mind … (Hurstwood, Mrs. Hurstwood) 00:02:05
18.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: No, Carrie No, No (Hurstwood, Maître D') 00:01:24
19.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: Mister Hurstwood - Duet: Petition for Dissolution… (Detective, Hurstwood, Mrs. Hurstwood) 00:01:47
20.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: The Embezzlement Aria: I'll lock up (Hurstwood) 00:01:58
21.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: You are the only wonder (Hurstwood) 00:02:10
22.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: Closing doors (Hurstwood) 00:02:06
23.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: What did he say (Carrie, Maid, Hurstwood) 00:02:33
24.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: Duet on the Train: Remember what you said to me that night in the park (Hurstwood, Carrie) 00:02:44
25.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: When you asked if you could be with me, what did I say (Carrie, Hurstwood) 00:02:26
26.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: I have only dreams, Carrie (Hurstwood, Carrie) 00:03:43


Disc 2

Aldridge, Robert Livingston
Garfein, Herschel, lyricist(s)

  Sister Carrie
1.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Duet with ensemble: This is a moment I only knew in my dreams (Hurstwood, Carrie, Mrs. Vance) 00:01:46
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Arietta: We adore these two (Mrs. Vance) 00:02:14
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Congratulations! (Ames, Mr. Vance, Hurstwood, Ed, Carrie, Guests) 00:02:49
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: My darling… (Hurstwood, Ed, Carrie) 00:03:49
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: I have my first audition today (Carrie, Hurstwood) 00:03:24
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3, Operetta, "The Wives of Abdul": Oh Abdul (Choral Women, Chorus Master, Dance Captain, Dancing Women, Stage Manager, Carrie, Lola, Director) 00:01:40
7.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3, Operetta, "The Wives of Abdul": We're consultin' with the Sultan (Lola, Carrie, Chorus Master, Chorus, Dance Captain, Women's Chorus, Stage Director) 00:01:41
8.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: And their father, poor old Goriot (Ames, Mr. Vance, Mrs. Vance, Carrie, Chorus of Waiters) 00:01:33
9.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Would anyone like to hear my news (Carrie, Mr. Vance, Mrs. Vance, Ames, Chorus of Waiters, Hurstwood) 00:02:51
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: You're a nice one to talk about who we can associate with! (Carrie, Hurstwood) 00:01:42
11.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: I could be rather late (Carrie, Hurstwood) 00:01:26
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 4: Recitative: You're a dandy, Hurstwood (Hurstwood) 00:01:18
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 4: Aria: I'm at home in the world (Hurstwood) 00:04:26
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Ladies and Gentlemen (Director, Chorus Men, Chorus Women, Lola, Overfed, Abdul, Carrie) 00:05:35
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5, Operetta, "The Wives of Abdul": I'm really quite distracted (Abdul, Men, Hurstwood, Carrie) 00:02:24
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: The Letter Duet: Dear George… (Carrie, Hurstwood) 00:03:42
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 7: Carrie Madenda (Hurstwood) 00:01:48
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 7: Mash Notes Duet: Are you ready (Carrie, Lola) 00:04:07
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 8: Must be getting on ten (Men) 00:03:35
20.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 8: Shiloh. Antietam (Captain, Men, Farley, Hurstwood) 00:04:36
21.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 9: Rise up (Women's Chorus, Strikers, Replacements, Farley, Head Replacement Worker, Hurstwood) 00:02:42
22.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 9: If you have any real feeling, hide it like a treasure (Carrie, Ames, Women's Chorus, Strikers, Replacements, Hurstwood, Farley, Head Striker, Another Striker) 00:05:16
23.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: Finale: I know you, Carrie (Ames, Carrie, Hurstwood, Captain, Men) 00:03:28
24.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: I'd like a better room, with private heat (Hurstwood, Clerk) 00:01:16
25.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: Have you heard Have you heard (Onstage Women, Carrie) 00:01:46
26.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: That's you all right (Hurstwood, Homeless Men, Lola, Carrie, Onstage Women, Captain) 00:04:49

Total Playing Time: 02:33:34






Composer(s):
Aldridge, Robert Livingston

Lyricist(s):
Garfein, Herschel

Conductor(s):
Boggs, William

Orchestra(s):
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Florentine Opera Chorus

Artist(s):
Barany, James; Barootian, Nicholas; Cunningham, Stephen; Davis, Leroy; Davis, Nancy; Douglas, Ariana; Gottfried, Jim; Johnson, William; Jordheim, Alisa Suzanne; Krueger, Nathan; Leighton, Thomas; Melendez, Edson; Morgan, Matt; Phares, Keith; Puenner, Ashley; Pullen, Scott; Rebers, Tim; Schwefel, Jessica Timman; Siqueiros, Pablo; Stumpff, John A.; Sura, Brianne; Wildt, Tracy; Zabala, Adriana

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.669039-40

Barcode: 730099903974

Release Date: 09/2017

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