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Six arias from 'Nelson' : for baritone and piano

by Ross Baglin and Stuart Greenbaum (2003, this version: 2015)

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Six arias from 'Nelson' : for baritone and piano / Stuart Greenbaum ; libretto: Ross Baglin.

Library shelf no. 783.88542/GRE 4 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

In October 2005 it was two centuries since Horatio Nelson died while commanding the British Fleet off Cape Trafalgar. Throughout most of that time Nelson's victories and his heroic death were smoothly assimilated within Britain's twin vision of itself as imperial power, and plucky, often-isolated defender of liberty.

Nelson's story is almost archetypically 'operatic' in the old sense - it has passion, the horror of war, political intrigues, gross betrayal and heroic death set in a time of sweeping historical change. He was a man who espoused duty as the highest of values, yet abandoned a faithful wife for Emma Hamilton ; a man who showed sympathy to the wretched, yet orchestrated a terrible political massacre of civilians in Naples ; whose life was devoted to the sea though it often tortured him physically and mentally. And standing upon these stark psychological fissures, we have the man of precarious vanity, charisma, and thirst for personal danger and oblivion.

Work Details

Year: 2003, this version: 2015

Instrumentation: Baritone, piano.

Duration: 25 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. White Boats Crossing -- II. Battle of the Nile -- III. St. Paul’s -- IV. Waiting for the French -- V. Half Empty Towns -- IV. Trafalgar.

Written for: Michael Lampard

Nelson, an opera in 3 acts, was completed in 2005 (libretto by Ross Baglin). This suite of 6 arias was assembled in 2015 for Michael Lampard who kindly enquired about what I written for baritone. All but one of the arias is sung by the opera’s title figure, Horatio Nelson (the exception being 'Half Empty Towns', sung by Hardy).

Performances of this work

24 Oct 05: Exhibitional Hall, Australia House, London, UK. Featuring Trafalgar Ensemble.

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