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Kate Royal – Midsummer Night

Kate Royal (soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Thomas Allen (baritone)

Orchestra of the English National Opera & Crouch End Festival Chorus, Edward Gardner

…Kate Royal's lustrous soprano has invited comparisons with that of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and so it does in this imaginative programme, conducted by fellow wunderkind Edward Gardner. More…

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Contents

Alwyn: Miss Julie, Act 1 Scene 1: "Midsummer Night, O, night of magic" (Miss Julie)

Work length3:42
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (lead vocals)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Stravinsky: Le Rossignol, Act II: Chanson du rossignol. "Ah, joie, emplis mon coeur"

Work length3:36
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Walton: Troilus and Cressida, Act 2 Scene 1: "At the haunted end of the day" (Cressida)

Work length3:06
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Floyd, C: Susannah, Act 2 Scene 3: "The trees on the mountains are cold" (Susannah)

Work length5:09
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Dvořák: Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203, Act 1: Song to the Moon, "Mesicku na nebi hlubokém" (Rusalka)

Work length6:37
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act 3, Scene 1: "Is the Boat In?" - "Embroidery in Childhood" (Balstrode, Ellen)

Work length6:07
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano), Thomas Allen (bass-baritone)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe, Act 2: No. 7, Vilja-Lied, "Nun lasst uns … Vilja, o Vilja, Du Waldmägdelein" (Hanna, Chorus)

Work length6:06
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • Crouch End Festival Chrous, English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Barber: Vanessa, Op. 32, Act 1 Scene 1: "Do not utter a word" (Vanessa)

Work length4:48
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Britten: Paul Bunyan, Op. 17, Act 1, Scene 2: Tiny's Song. "Whether the Sun Shine Upon Children Playing" (Tiny, Chorus)

Work length4:10
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • Crouch End Festival Chorus, English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Messager: Monsieur Beaucaire, Act 2: No. 13, Chanson, "Philomel" (Lady Mary)

Work length4:24
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera, Crouch End Festival Chrous
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Britten: The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54, Act 1: The Tower. "How Beautiful It Is" (Governess)

Work length5:35
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Herrmann, B: Wuthering Heights, Act 2: "I have dreamt in my life dreams" (Catherine)

Work length2:29
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London

Korngold: Die tote Stadt, Op. 12, Act I: Lied. "Glück, das mir verblied" (Marietta)

Work length6:05
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kate Royal (soprano)
  • English National Opera
  • Edward Gardner
  • Recorded: 2008-12-03
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4, 6 & 8th December 2008, 10th March 2009. Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London