Abelard & Heloise : a musical drama in two acts.
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|Abelard and Heloise (1999) for opera||Ross Fiddes and Paul Kavanagh|
Duration: 140 min.
Contents note: Disc 1: The market 1, 2 & 3 -- You should hear her -- Open Maria -- Raise the flare -- Bright stars -- If I didn't know better -- I've got it -- So that's the man -- See how my hands quiver -- Interlude -- Master! Please forgive me (Recit) -- Tell me then is it a sin -- Am I late -- I can't believe -- Do you call that academic? -- Spring has come -- I am sure -- What's that moving in the shadows -- Deep in the eyes of the virgin. Disc 2: Introduction -- Gone -- Now our Abbot's gone away (Vintage vine reprise) -- There is one thing -- I have nothing here -- Quickly hide me -- The profession -- Vocalise -- Even though he's now an abbot -- I gave myself to human loving -- Your book is all your love can offer -- The trial -- Finale.
Two acts. Simple staging.
Original cast recording.
Capture session: Recorded live in Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle, Australia in October 2002.
Performers: Stephen Weller (Abelard) ; Sue Carson (Heloise) ; Charlie Kedmenec (Alberic) ; Susan Hart (Hirsinde) ; Richard Thomas (Fulbert) ; Andrew Benson (Drogo) ; Anne Rzechowicz (Maria) ; Ross Fiddes (conductor).
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