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 Offer,Arne: Artaxerxes

Christopher Robson (Artaxerxes), Ian Partridge (Artabanes), Patricia Spence (Arbaces), Richard Edgar-Wilson (Rimenes), Catherine Bott (Mandane), Philippa Hyde (Semira)

The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman

Bott gives a masterly performance, with the counter-tenor Christopher Robson also impressive in the castrato title-role, and with Ian Partridge pure-toned and incisive in the role of the villain,... More…

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Arne: Artaxerxes

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  • The Parley of Instruments
  • Roy Goodman
  • Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor), Philippa Hyde (soprano), Patricia Spence (mezzo-soprano), Catherine Bott (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Christopher Robson (counter-tenor)

Act 1 No 01. Overture. Poco più che andante – Larghetto – Gavotta

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Act 1 No 02. Recitative. Still silence reigns around (Mandane / Arbaces)

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Act 1 No 03. Duettino. Fair Aurora, pr'ythee stay (Mandane / Arbaces)

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Act 1 No 04. Recitative. Alas, thou know'st that for my Love of thee (Arbaces / Mandane)

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Act 1 No 05. Air. Adieu, thou lovely Youth (Mandane)

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Act 1 No 06. Recitative. O cruel parting! (Arbaces / Artabanes)

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Act 1 No 07. Air. Amid a thousand racking Woes (Arbaces)

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Act 1 No 08. Recitative. Be firm my Heart (Artabanes / Artaxerxes)

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Act 1 No 09. Air. Behold, on Lethe's dismal Strand (Artabanes)

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Act 1 No 10. Recitative. Stay, Artaxerxes, stay (Semira / Artaxerxes)

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Act 1 No 11. Air. Fair Semira, lovely Maid (Artaxerxes)

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Act 1 No 12. Recitative. I fear some dread Disaster (Semira / Rimenes)

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Act 1 No 13. Air. When real Joys we miss (Rimenes)

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Act 1 No 14. Recitative. Ye Gods, Protectors of the Persian Empire (Semira)

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Act 1 No 15. Air. How hard is the Fate (Semira)

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Act 1 No 16. Recitative. Where do I fly? (Mandane / Artaxerxes / Artabanes / Semira / Rimenes / Arbaces)

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Act 1 No 17. Air. Thy Father! away, I renounce the soft Claim (Artabanes)

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Act 1 No 18. Recitative. Ye cruel Gods, what Crime have I committed? (Arbaces)

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Act 1 No 19. Air. Acquit thee of this foul Offence (Semira)

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Act 1 No 20. Recitative. Appearance, I must own, is strong against me (Arbaces / Artaxerxes / Rimenes / Mandane)

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Act 1 No 21. Air. O too lovely, too unkind (Arbaces)

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Act 1 No 22. Recitative. Dear and beloved Shade of my dead Father (Mandane)

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Act 1 No 23. Air. Fly, soft Ideas, fly (Mandane)

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Act 2 No 01. Recitative. Guards, speed ye to the Tower (Artaxerxes / Artabanes)

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Act 2 No 02. Air. In Infancy, our Hopes and Fears (Artaxerxes)

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Act 2 No 03. Recitative. So far my great Resolve succeeds (Artabanes / Arbaces)

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Act 2 No 04. Air. Disdainful you fly me (Arbaces)

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Act 2 No 05. Recitative. Why, my dear Friend, so pensive, so inactive? (Rimenes / Artabanes / Semira)

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Act 2 No 06. Air. To sigh and complain (Rimenes)

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Act 2 No 07. Recitative. How many Links to dire Misfortune's Chain! (Semira / Mandane)

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Act 2 No 08. Air. If o'er the cruel Tyrant Love (Mandane)

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Act 2 No 09. Recitative. Which fatal Evil shall I first oppose? (Semira)

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Act 2 No 10. Air. If the River's swelling Waves (Semira)

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Act 2 No 11. Recitative. Ye solid Pillars of the Persian Empire (Artaxerxes / Mandane / Artabanes / Rimenes / Semira / Arbaces)

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Act 2 No 12. Air. By that belov'd Embrace (Arbaces)

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Act 2 No 13. Recitative. Ah me! at poor Arbaces parting (Mandane / Artabanes)

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Act 2 No 14. Air. Monster, away! (Mandane)

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Act 2 No 15. Recitative. See, lov'd Semira! (Artaxerxes / Semira / Artabanes)

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Act 2 No 16. Air. Thou, like the glorious Sun (Artabanes)

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Act 3 No 01. Arietta. Why is Death for ever late (Arbaces)

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Act 3 No 02. Recitative. Arbaces! (Artaxerxes / Arbaces)

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Act 3 No 03. Air. Water parted from the Sea (Arbaces)

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Act 3 No 04. Recitative. That Front, secure in conscious Innocence (Artaxerxes)

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Act 3 No 05. Air. Tho' oft a Cloud, with envious Shade (Artaxerxes)

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Act 3 No 06. Recitative. My Son, Arbaces – where art thou retir'd? (Artabanes / Rimenes)

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Act 3 No 07. Air. O let the Danger of a Son (Rimenes)

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Act 3 No 08. Recitative. Ye adverse Gods! (Artabanes)

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Act 3 No 09. Air. O, much lov'd Son, if Death (Artabanes)

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Act 3 No 10. Recitative. Perhaps the King releas'd Arbaces (Mandane / Semira)

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Act 3 No 11. Air. Let not Rage thy Bosom firing (Mandane)

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Act 3 No 12. Recitative. What have I done! alas, I vainly thought (Semira)

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Act 3 No 13. Air. 'Tis not true, that in our Grief (Semira)

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Act 3 No 14. Recitative. Nor here my searching Eyes can find Mandane (Arbaces / Mandane)

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Act 3 No 15. Duetto. For thee I live, my Dearest (Arbaces / Mandane)

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Act 3 No 16. Recitative. To you my People, much belov'd, I offer (Artaxerxes / Artabanes / Semira / Mandane)

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Act 3 No 17. Air. The Soldier, tir'd of War's Alarms (Mandane)

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Act 3 No 18. Recitative. Behold my King, Arbaces at thy Feet (Arbaces / Artaxerxes / Mandane / Artabanes)

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Act 3 No 19. Chorus. Live to us, to Empire live

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