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Midsummer Night ()

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composed by André Messager, Antonin Dvorák, Benjamin Britten, Bernard Herrmann, Carlisle Floyd, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Lehár, Igor Stravinsky, Samuel Barber, William Alwyn, William Walton

For her second solo album for EMI, lyric soprano Kate Royal has created an ambitious program: songs of love or longing from twentieth century opera and operetta, excluding the obvious choices of Puccini or Strauss, and more than half are in English. She has come up with a gorgeous selection of arias, ranging from the very popular ("Song to the Moon" from Dvorák's Rusalka and "The trees on the Mountain" from Floyd's Susannah) to the very obscure (the rhapsodic "Midsummer Night" from Alwyn's Miss Julie, Rossignol from ...

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  1. Miss Julie, opera: Midsummer night
  2. Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts: The Nightingale's Aria
  3. Troilus and Cressida, opera in 3 acts: At the haunted end of the day
  4. Susannah, music drama in 2 acts: The trees on the mountains
  5. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Song to the Moon
  6. Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Is the boat in?...Embroidery in childhood
  7. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Vilja-Lied
  8. Vanessa, opera, Op. 32: Do not utter a word
  9. Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17: Tiny's Song
  10. Monsieur Beaucaire, operetta: Rossignol
  11. Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54: How beautiful it is
  12. Wuthering Heights, opera: I have dreamt
  13. Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Mariettas Lied
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Midsummer Night
2009, Warner Classics

UPC: 5099926819228

CD

Midsummer Night
2009, Warner Classics

UPC: 400000015767

CD

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