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 Offer,Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage

Joan Carlyle (Jenifer), Elizabeth Harwood (Bella), Helen Watts (Sosostris), Elizabeth Bainbridge (She-Ancient), Stuart Burrows (Jack), Alberto Remedios (Mark), Raimund Herincx (King Fisher), Stafford Dean (He-Ancient), David Whelan (Half-Tipsy Man), Andrew Daniels (Dancing Man)

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Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage

Work length2:33:13
  • Helen Watts, Stafford Dean, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Alberto Remedios, Stuart Burrows, Elizabeth Harwood, Joan Carlyle, Raimund Herincx
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Sir Colin Davis

This way! This way!

Track length3:45

What's that? Surely music?

Track length1:06

Orchestra

Track length0:51

Stop! Stop, Stop!

Track length5:00

The Midsummer Marriage, Act I, Scene 3 & 4: O, Mark, who are they & Jenifer, Jenifer my darling

Track length7:16

The Midsummer Marriage, Act I, Scene 4 & 5: What steps are those? & Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

Track length5:18

The Midsummer Marriage, Act I, Scene 5: What sort of place is this d'you think?

Track length3:57

So you, so you are Mark's fine brood of friends

Track length2:56

So you, so you, so you're the company my daughter keeps!

Track length1:54

The Midsummer Marriage, Act I, Scene 7 & 8: Here I am, Sir, what can I do? & Jenifer! Jenifer! my daughter Jenifer!

Track length8:13

Returning to the earth is cruel

Track length2:08

Come now with me and drop this childish masquerade

Track length4:36

Is it so strange

Track length5:56

You, you who were with me when she left me

Track length4:08

See by a heavenly magic in this glass

Track length4:40

Call - crying as they're flying & Jack, don't lets go with all the others

Track length4:00

What day is it?

Track length3:56

I'll lay the baby to my breast

Track length4:21

The Midsummer Marriage, Act II, Scene 2: Strephon enters & Some of the trees appear to move

Track length1:56

The Midsummer Marriage, Act II, First Dance: The Earth in Autumn

Track length3:54

The Midsummer Marriage, Act II, Second Dance: The Waters in Winter

Track length4:58

The Midsummer Marriage, Act II, Third Dance: The Air in Spring

Track length2:50

Ah! They'll kill him!

Track length5:10

King Fisher & Sun shines on a Midsummer day

Track length2:19

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Scene 1: Evening and Night & Ohay! Ohay!

Track length4:47

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Scene 1 & 2: No! King Fisher summons you & Keep the holster close by you

Track length2:29

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Scene 3: Now Bella, call The Ancients

Track length3:04

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Scene 3 & 4: Do you accept my challenge? & See where we carry on our mighty shoulder

Track length3:30

I needn't tell Madame Sosostris

Track length2:25

Who hopes to conjure with the world of dreams

Track length2:54

I alone cannot consult myself

Track length4:13

You who consult me

Track length2:25

I see a meadow

Track length3:29

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Scene 6: She saw what happens in the soul

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The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Scene 7: Pride is virtue in a man of power

Track length3:15

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Scene 8: King Fisher's dead

Track length3:14

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III, Fourth Dance: Fire in summer

Track length7:22

Was it a vision?

Track length2:12

O summer sun

Track length1:27

The Midsummer Marriage, Act III: The moonlight has faded out

Track length6:18