February 2008 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, February 6th 2008

Michael William Balfe (1808-1870)

Presenter: John Allen

  1. The Bohemian Girl (I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls) - Margaret Burke-Sheridan, soprano

  2. Come into the garden Maud - John McCormack, tenor

  3. The Siege of Rochelle (Lo, the early beam of morning) - Kate Hurney, Rhoda Bachmann, John Hall, Michael Maurel

  4. The Maid of Artois (The light of other days) - Jeffrey Talbot

  5. Le puits d'amour (Rêves d'amour, rêves de gloire) - Sumi Jo, soprano; English Chamber Orchestra; cond. Richard Bonynge

  6. Johann Strauss II: Zigeunerin-Quadrille (on themes from The Bohemian Girl) - Vienna Philharmonic; cond. Riccardo Muti

  7. Falstaff (Vorrei parlar, ma l'ira) - Elisabetta Scano, soprano; Elena Monti, soprano; Adriana Cicogna, mezzo soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra of London; cond. David Parry

  8. Killarney - Louis Browne, tenor

  9. Trust Her Not - Felicity Lott, soprano; Ann Murray, mezzo soprano; Graham Johnson, piano

  10. Excelsior - Robert Tear, tenor; Benjamin Luxon, baritone; Andre Previn, piano

  11. The Rose of Castile ('Twas rank and fame that tempted thee) - Jerry Hadley, tenor; English Chamber Orchestra; cond. Richard Bonynge

  12. Il Talismano (Nella Dolce Trepidanza) - Deborah Riedel, soprano; Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; cond. Richard Bonynge

  13. The Bohemian Girl (Act III: See at your feet a suppliant one; When the fair land of Poland) - Nova Thomas, soprano; Jonathan Summers, baritone; Patrick Power, tenor; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; cond. Richard Bonynge

  14. The Maid of Artois (Act I finale) - Kay Jordan; Jonathan Pugsley

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