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Weber: Oberon

Sung in English

Steve Davislim (Oberon), Frances Bourne (Puck), Hillevi Martinpelto (Reiza), Jonas Kaufmann (Huon), William Dazely (Sherasmin), Marina Comparato (Fatima), Katharine Fuge (First mermaid), Charlotte Mobbs (Second mermaid)

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot...

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2 CDs

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Contents

Weber: Oberon - English Text Version with Narration

Work length2:02:29
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  • Roger Allam (Narrator), Charlotte Mobbs (Voice), Steve Davislim (Bass), Hillevi Martinpelto (Soprano), Frances Bourne (Mezzo-Soprano), Lindsay Wagstaff (Voice), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Marina Comparato (Mezzo-Soprano), Mark Dobell (Voice), William Dazeley (Bass), Katherine Fuge (Soprano), Charlotte Mobbs (Soprano)
  • Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 2002-03-15
  • Recording Venue: The Colosseum, Watford

Overture

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Narration: In a garden full of beautiful flowers

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Trio: Light as fairy foot can fall

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Narration: Watching over Oberon, his sleeping master

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Aria: Fatal vow!

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Narration: Puck, searching high and low

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Vision: O why art thou sleeping, Sir Huon the brave?

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Narration: The vision is gone

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Ensemble: Honour and Joy

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Narration: Huon is sure that his vision...

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Aria: From boyhood trained

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Narration: So Knight and squire take ship from France

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Finale: Haste, gallant knight

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Glory

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Narration: It is the wedding day...

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Dance of the bayaderes

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Narration: Reiza whispers anxiously...

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Melodrama and Narration: Summoned by the horn

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Narration: While Huon and Reiza get ready to leave

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Arriette: A Lonely Arab Maid

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Narration: All is now set fair...

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Quartet: Over the dark blue waters

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Narration: But the lovers' troubles...

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Solo & Choir: Spirits of air and earth and sea

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Narration: On a barren island

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Ruler of this awful hour

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Narration: Huon has lost the magic horn

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Scene & Arie: Ocean thou mighty monster

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Narration: What Reiza has seen...

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Narration: Alas poor mortal

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Narration: Oberon orders Puck

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Finale: And hark, the mermaids...Oh is pleasant

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Narration: Rescued by corsairs

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Lied: O Araby dear

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Narration: Sherasimin is entranced

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Duet: On the banks

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Narration: Puck has magicked...

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Terzettino: And I must I then

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Narration: But there is no response...

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Cavatine: Mourn thou poor heart

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Narration: Almanzor is bewitched

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"I Revel In Hope"

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Narration: Suddenly the curtains part...

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Chorus & Ballet: For thee hath beauty

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Narration: Huon tries to break free

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Almanzor is rooted to the spot...Finale: Hark what notes

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Narration: Huon with true heroism

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March & Finale

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