Great Operatic Arias - Diana Montague 2
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1 The Marriage of Figaro

Cherubino's Aria 'Is it pain, is it pleasure that fills me'
2 The Clemency of Titus
Sextus's Aria 'Send me, but, my beloved'
3 Iphigenia in Tauris
Priestess's Chorus & Iphigenia's Aria 'Farewell, beloved homeland' - 'No hope remains in my affliction'
with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
4 Iphigenia's Aria 'I implore thee and tremble'
5 Alcina

Ruggiero's Aria 'Verdant pastures, leafy woodlands'
6 Atalanta

Meleagro's Aria 'Noble forests, sombre and shady'
with Alastair Young, harpsichord & Susanne Beer, cello
7 Così fan tutte

Fiordiligi, Dorabella & Don Alfonso's Trio 'Blow gently, you breezes' with Orla Boylan, soprano & Alan Opie, baritone
8 Dorabella's Recitative & Aria 'Ah! Leave me now' - 'Torture and agony'
9 Dorabella & Fiordiligi's Duet 'I will take the handsome, dark one' with Orla Boylan soprano
Concert Arias

10 'Banished, rejected, God save me!'
11 'Who knows what feeling'
12 Così fan tutte

Guglielmo & Dorabellas's Duet 'My heart here I give you' with Alan Opie, baritone
13 The Opera Ball

Henri & Hortense's Duet 'This is the clock' - 'In a cosy chambre séparée' with Helen Williams, soprano
14 Prince Igor

Song of the Polovtsian Maiden 'Tender flower, starved of water' with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Johann Strauss II
15 Die Fledermaus

Orlofsky's Aria ' Three score and ten'
16 Faust

Siébel's Romance 'When happy days' with The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by David Parry
17 The Merry Widow

Valencienne & Camille's Duet 'Calm down, my friend!' - 'Just as the sun awakens' with Bruce Ford, tenor
Stölzel (formerly attrib. J.S. Bach)
18 'If you are near' with Alastair Young, harpsichord & Susanne Beer, cello

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Walter Weller

Recorded in Blackheath Halls, London 3-10 February 2002; & 27-31 July 1988 (track 16)
Producer - Brian Couzens, Sound Engineer - Ralph Couzens
Assistants - Christopher Brooke, Michael Common & Richard Smoker (track 16)

‘An excellent recital highlighting Diana Montague’s admirable voice and technique... Reviewing Diana Montague’s first volume in this series, Alan Blyth pronounced it “undoubtedly one of my CDs of the year”. About her second I can certainly say that the rest of the year will have to come up with something pretty good if it is not be one of mine... Among the “supporting” singers, Orla Boylan and Alan Opie deserve special mention – the Cosi fan tutte trio here is surely one of the best versions on record.'