1 The Marriage of Figaro
Cherubino's Aria 'Is it pain, is it pleasure that fills me'
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
Iphigenia's Aria 'I implore thee and tremble'
Ruggiero's Aria 'Verdant pastures, leafy woodlands'
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
Dorabella's Recitative & Aria
'Ah! Leave me now' - 'Torture and agony'
Dorabella & Fiordiligi's Duet
'I will take the handsome, dark one'
with Orla Boylan soprano
'Banished, rejected, God save me!'
'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'
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
(formerly attrib. J.S. Bach)
'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)