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William Vincent Wallace: Lurline

William Vincent Wallace: Lurline

Victorian Opera Orchestra Orchestra, Richard Bonynge Conductor

CDs: 2
Tracks: 51
Length: 2:30:25

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Naxos
Rel. 29 Jun 2010
Recorded 2009

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William Vincent Wallace: Lurline British composer William Wallace's grand opera Lurline (1848) never quite achieved the success of his 1845 Maritana, which remained in the repertoire of many English opera companies into the early 20th century, but it's fascinating to hear an example of mid-19th century English opera, a genre that's virtually unknown to modern audiences. Its conventions are perhaps most familiar as the style that Arthur Sullivan so savagely and brilliantly lampooned, so even listeners who have never heard this music itself will probably experience a sense of recognition, recalling Gilbert and Sullivan. While the inane libretto, a re-telling of the German Lorelei legend, may inspire smirks, and the music is not the most original or emotionally profound, a listener who attempts to hear the work as a product of its time can appreciate its virtues: an easy lyricism, melodic generosity, and expert text-setting and orchestration. The advocacy of Richard Bonynge, who prepared a new performing edition of the score, lends the enterprise a seriousness that demands respect. This performance featuring the Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra makes about as strong a case as possible for the work. The orchestra and chorus are clearly not at the level of international ensembles, but they are more than adequate in this material, which does not make excessive demands. Most of the vocal performances are quite fine, particularly soprano Sally Silver, mezzo-soprano Fiona James, and bass-baritone David Soar. The sound is clean and open but unexceptional. This album should interest fans of obscure 19th century operatic repertoire. It may well also please Gilbert and Sullivan fans because of the clever light music, and the libretto by Edward Fitzball, which sometimes inadvertently approaches the sublime absurdity of Gilbert's silliest texts.

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CD 1 of 2
2:30:25
Richard Bonynge Conductor, Sally Silver Soprano, Paul Ferris Tenor, Roderick Earle Bass, Fiona Janes Mezzo-Soprano, Victorian Opera Orchestra Orchestra, Bernadette Cullen Mezzo-Soprano, Donald Maxwell Baritone, Victorian Opera Chorus Chorus/Choir, Keith Lewis Tenor
1 Act 1. Overture 8:21
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2 Act 1. Scene 1. Intro. All is silent 3:25
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3 Act 1. Scene 1. Air. Idle Spirit 2:11
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4 Act 1. Scene 1. Recit. & Chorus. Wake! Wake! 2:18
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5 Act 1. Scene 1. Recit. Where is Lurline? 1:00
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6 Act 1. Scene 1. Aria & Chorus. Flow on, oh, silver Rhine 3:00
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7 Act 1. Scene 1. Duet. What does she say? 1:49
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8 Act 1. Scene 1. Romance. When the night winds 4:19
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9 Act 1. Scene 1. Recit. How can the slime of earth 0:52
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10 Act 1. Scene 1. Chorus. Sail! Sail! on the midnight gale 2:04
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11 Act 1. Scene 2. Bring the Mirror 2:19
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12 Act 1. Scene 2. Duet & Chorus. Rupert! haughty Rupert 3:11
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13 Act 1. Scene 2. Recit. & Trio. Ah, what's that, a note? 2:59
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14 Act 1. Scene 2. Trio. I see by the grey of the morn 2:08
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15 Act 1. Scene 3. Chorus. Drain the cup of pleasure 0:59
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16 Act 1. Scene 3. Recit. & Chorus. Here's Count Rupert 2:26
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17 Act 1. Scene 3. Barcarolle. Our Barque in silence 3:47
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18 Act 1. Scene 3. Finale. When on yon rock 6:42
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19 Act 2. Scene 1. Chorus. Behold, behold wedges of gold 1:57
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20 Act 2. Scene 1. Recit. & Solo. Under a spreading coral 1:47
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21 Act 2. Scene 1. Recit. 'Tis well he is at rest 1:37
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22 Act 2. Scene 1. Chorus. From his Palace of Crystal 3:03
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23 Act 2. Scene 1. Recit. & Air. Sweet form 4:22
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24 Act 2. Scene 1. Rondo. Take this cup 2:36
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25 Act 2. Scene 1. Recit. Open! Open! 1:09
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26 Act 2. Scene 1. Trio & Chorus. My rage beware! 2:04
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27 Act 2. Scene 1. Drinking Song. As through the glass 2:34
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CD 2 of 2
1 Act 2. Scene 2. Recit. Alas! Ah me! How dismal 1:09
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2 Act 2. Scene 2. Ballad. Gentle Troubadour 2:55
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3 Act 2. Scene 2. Recit. Oh, sweet daughter 1:00
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4 Act 2. Scene 2. Chorus. Come away to the chase 1:46
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5 Act 2. Scene 3. Recit. & Ballad. The nectar cup 3:51
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6 Act 2. Scene 3. Recit. Suspicion tortures me 2:06
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7 Act 2. Scene 3. Chorus. Ave Maria 3:03
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8 Act 2. Scene 3. Recit. Dearest, I give thee wealth 1:45
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9 Act 2. Scene 3. Finale. Oh, Heavens! it is my father 5:41
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10 Act 2. Scene 3. Finale ultimo. Lurline, I yield me 3:58
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11 Act 3. Scene 1. Entr'acte 2:05
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12 Act 3. Scene 1. Recit. Heavens, what a fearful storm 0:25
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13 Act 3. Scene 1. Ballad. Home of my heart 4:30
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14 Act 3. Scene 1. Recit. That voice, 'tis Rupert's 0:59
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15 Act 3. Scene 1. Chorus. Gold and wine 2:13
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16 Act 3. Scene 1. Recit. We've made a slight mistake 0:47
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17 Act 3. Scene 1. Duet & Chorus. Lady, let this arm sustain thee 3:52
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18 Act 3. Scene 2. Grand Scena. Sad as my soul 7:08
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19 Act 3. Scene 2. Recit. Oh! welcome gentle hope 3:07
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20 Act 3. Scene 2. Scena & Air. Behold our Mistress / Love, fatal passion 3:24
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21 Act 3. Scene 2. Quartet. Though the world 2:49
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22 Act 3. Scene 3. Chorus. Now with joy each bosom 1:31
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23 Act 3. Scene 3. Grand Duet. Oh, Lurline! My Naiad Queen 9:19
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24 Act 3. Scene 3. Finale. Oh, Rupert, in the forest 6:03
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