Great Operatic Arias - Yvonne Kenny 1
CHAN 3035
Puccini
1 Gianni Schicchi
Lauretta's Solo 'Oh, my beloved father'
Mozart
2 Idomeneo Ilia's Aria Act III 'Gentle zephyrs...'
Purcell
3 The Indian Queen
Aerial Spirit's Act I Solo 'I attempt from love's sickness'
Handel
4 Rinaldo
Almirena's Act II Aria 'Hear thou...'
Donizetti
5 Linda from Chamonix
Linda & Carlo's Act I Love Duet 'Linda!' with Barry Banks, tenor (PMF Scholar)
Bizet
6 The Pearl Fishers Le´la's Act II Recitative & Aria 'I'm all alone here in the night' 'As once before...'
Mozart
7 Concert Aria 'Thanks be to you...'
Purcell
8 King Arthur
Venus' Song Act V 'Fairest isle'
Handel
9 Joshua
Achsah's Air 'Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre'
Rossini
Semiramid
10
Semiramis & Arsaces'Act II Duet 'Dark day of dread!' (cadenza - Patric Schmid)
with Della Jones, mezzo-soprano
Catalani
11 La Wally
Wally's Aria Act I 'I'll float...'
Rossini
12 William Tell
Mathilde's Act II Romance 'Dark, sombre wood'
Bizet
13 The Pearl Fishers LÚ´la & Nadir's Act II Love Duet 'LÚ´la! Le´la!' 'Lord Brahma!' & 'Your heart was never tuned to mine' with Barry Banks, tenor (PMF Scholar)
Stravinsky
14 The Rake's Progress
Anne's Lullaby Act III 'Gently, little boat' with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Sullivan
15 The Mikado Yum-Yum's Act II Song 'The sun, whose rays...'
Zeller
16 The Bird Seller
'When you're sent roses...'
Porter
17 Kiss Me, Kate Lilli Vanessi's Song: So in love
Boughton
18 The Immortal Hour Midir's 'Faery Song'

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by David Parry

Recorded in Blackheath Halls, London - 15-19 October 1999
Producer - Brian Couzens . Sound engineer - Ralph Couzens . Assistant engineer - Richard Smoker
Opera


'A welcome showcase for a singer who has done so much for the British opera scene and ought to have had a solo recital to herself long ago. In it Kenny exhibits all the sense of style, keen tone, clear line and understanding of idiom that has marked out her work since her sensational debut as an unknown in Rosmonda
d'Inghilterra
.'

International Record Review

'One of the joys is Kenny's natural ennunciation, unexaggerated, not disturbing the musical line... Throughout one hears good legato... Kenny's voice has a rapid vibrato and vibrancy.'