• ELQ4428644 Katalognummer
  • 028944286441 EAN
  • CD Format

Artist
Bonynge, Richard

Medvirkende
Sutherland, Joan | Begg, Heather | Elkins, Margreta | Clark, Graham | Quilico, Louis | McDonnell, Tom | Grant, Clifford

Komponist
McCormick, Peter Dodds | Offenbach, Jaques | Verdi, Giuseppe | Bellini, Vincenzo | Anonymous

Ensemble
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Plateselskap
Eloquence

Verk

McCormick, Peter Dodds: Advance Australia Fair (orchestral version);

Offenbach, Jaques: Duo des Gendarmes (Geneviève de Brabant: Act II);

Verdi, Giuseppe:
Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Rigoletto: Act II);
Qui posa il fianco (I Lombardi: Act III);
Un dì, se ben rammentomi … Bella figlia dell’amore (Rigoletto: Act III);

Bellini, Vincenzo:
Dormono entrambi … Me chiami, o Norma? … Deh! con te, con te li prendi … Mira, o Norma … Sì, fino all’ore estreme (Norma);

Anonymous: God save the Queen (orchestral version)

 

Produktbeskrivelse

Christmas Eve 1974 was a nightmare for the inhabitants of Darwin (in Australia’s Northern Territory) when it was destroyed by a violent cyclone. A Darwin Appeal Fund was launched and a month later, on 25 January 1975, Richard Bonynge conducted a fund-raising concert at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The idea was that of Joan Sutherland’s – who participated together with a cast of Australian, New Zealand and British operatic luminaries – and the LP receives its complete CD release for the first time. A newly-written introduction by Richard Bonynge is included. “The most substantial item is the great duet from Act 2 of Bellini's Norma...Here [Sutherland's] singing is glorious, and she is ably matched by her compatriot, Heather Begg, as Adalgisa. Each section of the duet is beautifully drawn, leading up to the final cabaletta which is nothing short of exhilarating.” Gramophone

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