George Alexander Macfarren (1813-1887) Robin Hood (Intégrale)

Robin Hood (Intégrale)

George Alexander Macfarren (1813-1887)

Bonus : 1 Livret numérique

Paru le 4 octobre 2011 chez Naxos

Artiste principal : Ronald Corp

Genre : Classique > Musique symphonique

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Album : 2 disques - 33 pistes Durée totale : 02:38:05

    DISQUE 1
    Robin Hood (JOHN OXENFORD)
  1. 1 Robin Hood: Overture

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  2. 2 Robin Hood: Act I: Introduction: Clang! Clang! It is a merry (Chorus)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  3. 3 Robin Hood: Act I: Ballad: The hunters wake (Alice, Chorus)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  4. 4 Robin Hood: Act I: Duet: When lovers are parted (Robin, Marian)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  5. 5 Robin Hood: Act I: Trio: A dark and troublous time (Robin, Marian, Sheriff)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  6. 6 Robin Hood: Act I: Ballad: True love (Marian)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  7. 7 Robin Hood: Act I: Scena and Song: The monk within his cell (Sompnour)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  8. 8 Robin Hood: Act I: Scena and Song: Be not severe (Allan, Robin, Chorus)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  9. 9 Robin Hood: Act I: Ballad: Englishmen by birth (Robin)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  10. 10 Robin Hood: Act I: Finale: May the saints protect

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  11. 11 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 1: Entr'acte

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  12. 12 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 1: Part Song: The wood, the wood (Outlaws)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  13. 13 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 1: Robbery Scene: A good fat deer (Robin, Much, John, Sompnour)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  14. 14 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 1: Ballad: The grasping Normans (Robin, Greenwood men)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  15. 15 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 2: Scena: Hail happy morn (Marian)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  16. 16 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 2: Ballad: From childhood's dawn (Sheriff)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  17. 17 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 2: Duet: To the fair (Marian, Alice)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  18. 18 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 3: Chorus: How bright is the day (Allan, Alice, Robin, Marian)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  19. DISQUE 2
  20. 1 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 3: Dances: Round dance and Tilting at the Quintain

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  21. 2 Robin Hood: Act II Scece 3: Scena: Hoodman blind (Villagers)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  22. 3 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 3: Song: My own, my guiding star (Robin)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  23. 4 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 3: Ensemble: Merry laughter (Sheriff, Marian, Alice, Allan, Company)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  24. 5 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 3: Quintet: My heart from its terror (Marian, Alice, Robin, Allan, Sheriff)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  25. 6 Robin Hood: Act II Scene 3: Finale: My children thus your lives (Sheriff, Company)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  26. 7 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 1: Entr'acte

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  27. 8 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 1: Duet: Greatest plague on earth (Allan, Alice)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  28. 9 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 1: Scena: My child has fled (Sheriff)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  29. 10 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 1: Duet: To King Richard at once (Sheriff, Sompnour)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  30. 11 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 2: Part Song: Now the sun has mounted (Citizens)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  31. 12 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 2: Song: Sons of the greenwood (Marian, Greenwood men)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  32. 13 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 3: Scena: Vain was the proud ambition (Robin, Marian, Chorus)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  33. 14 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 4: Finale: Hark, to that doleful bell (Full company)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  34. 15 Robin Hood: Act III Scene 4: Finale ultimo: We've made a slight mistake (Full company)

    George Hulbert, baritone - Louis Hurst, bass - Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor - John Molloy, bass - Alex Knox, baritone - Kay Jordan, soprano - Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano - John Powell Singers - Victorian Opera Chorus - Victorian Opera Orchestra - Ronald Corp, Conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

À propos

George Macfarren était considéré par certains de ses contemporains comme le plus grand compositeur d'opéra anglais après Purcell. Robin des Bois est son oeuvre la plus connue et populaire. Ronald Corp dirige le choeur et l'orchestre du Victorian Opera avec énergie et bonheur.

Détails de l'enregistrement original:

78:36 - 79:57 - DDD - Enregistré les 6 et 7 mars 2010 à Urmston Grammar School, Manchester - Notes en anglais

George Alexander Macfarren (1813-1887)

Robin Hood, opéra romantique en trois actes (1860)
Livret de John Oxenford
Première représentation en 1860 à Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, Londres

Nicky Spence, ténor (Robin Hood)
George Hulbert, baryton (Sir Reginald d’Bracy)
Louis Hurst, basse (Hugo)
Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, ténor (Allan-a-Dale)
John Molloy, basse (Little John)
Alex Knox, baryton (Much)
Kay Jordan, soprano (Marian)
Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano (Alice)
John Powell Singers
Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Direction Ronald Corp

L’opéra-opérette d’essence anglaise avant Gilbert et Sullivan, c’est Macfarren. Son Robin Hood de 1860 représente le summum de l’art lyrique britannique, voire victorien ; naturellement, l’ombre de l’Europe continentale plane sur tout l’ouvrage, d’autant qu’à l’époque, il n’existait pas encore de véritable style spécifiquement outre-manchesque. Macfarren, né en 1813 (comme Verdi et Wagner), surprendra l’auditeur par l’originalité de son invention mélodique, ainsi que la finesse de son orchestration. Mendelssohn lui-même n’avait-il pas inscrit quelques-unes de ses œuvres au programme du Gewandhaus de Leipzig ? Wagner lui-même, monsieur dent dure s’il en est, se montra très admiratif de l’une des ouvertures de Macfarren. A vous donc de vous faire votre propre idée sur ce compositeur, à travers l’une de ses plus grandes réussites.

    Robin Hood alterne chevalerie, farce, pompe et humour anglais, avec un zeste de moralité, de chauvinisme britannique, et une forte dose d’autodérision – le meilleur contrepoison contre le chauvinisme. Voilà une contribution fort bienvenue au répertoire disco-lyrique, bien loin des trop fréquentes platitudes du bel-canto et des lourds drames historiques du grrrrrrand opéra français. A découvrir !

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