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Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Owen Gilhooly (baritone) & Jonathan Lemalu (bass baritone)

BBC Singers & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

a composer of integrity, [Weir] communicates intelligently with different audiences and ages. This timely release of The Vanishing Bridegroom (1990), her most successful opera, underscores her... More…

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Contents

Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom

Work length1:22:50
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  • Olivia Robinson (vocals), Stephen Jeffes (narrator), Anna Stéphany (soprano), Sian Menna (vocals), Lynette Alcantara (soprano), Andrew Murgatroyd (vocals), Christopher Bowen (tenor), Edward Goater (tenor), Edward Price (baritone), Jonathan Lemalu (baritone), Ailish Tynan (soprano), Owen Gilhooly (baritone), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Nicolas Simeha (baritone), Jonathan Saunders (bass), Paul Haas-Curievici (tenor)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers
  • Martyn Brabbins
  • Recorded: 19 January 2008
  • Recording Venue: Barbican Concert Hall, Silk St., London, United Kingdom

Act I: The Inheritance: The Deathbed: There was a man (Narrator)

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Act I: Cold, icy rain (Chorus)

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Act I: The Dying Man sits up (Dying Man, Sons, Chorus)

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Act I: The Dying Man dies (Youngest, Middle and Eldest Sons)

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Act I: Gone! (Chorus, Youngest, Middle and Eldest Sons)

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Act I: I knew your father (Doctor, Sons)

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Act I: The Passion: The Bride and her Lover (Narrator, Bride, Doctor)

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Act I: The Bride's Father materialises (Narrator, Doctor, Father, Bride)

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Act I: The Wedding (Narrator, Bride, Bridegroom)

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Act I: I would sleep wherever his bed might be (Bride, Bridegroom)

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Act I: He ended the wedding (Doctor, Bridegroom, Sons)

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Act I: At the Lover's House: The Lover appears with a light (Narrator, Lover, Bride)

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Act I: A Priest appears (Narrator, Priestly Quartet, Lover)

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Act I: The Wood: The Lover vanishes (Narrator, Doctor, Thick Wood, 2 Bad Robbers, Good Robber)

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Act I: Let me go! (Bride, Good Robber, Bad Robbers, Thick Wood)

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Act I: The Bride and the Good Robber vanish into the distance (Narrator, Doctor, Good Robber)

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Act I: The Reckoning: Now. Which of these people … (Doctor, Chorus, Eldest Son, Middle Son, Youngest Son)

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Act I: Shame! (Doctor, Chorus, Eldest and Middle Sons)

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Act I: Conclusion (Narrator)

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Act II: The Disappearance: The Hill (Narrator)

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Act II: At Home: I pray Peter (Narrator, Wife, Women, Husband, Friend)

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Act II: Towards the Hill: The Husband and the Friend set out (Narrator, Friend, Husband)

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Act II: The endless expense (Husband, Friend)

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Act II: At Home (Narrator, Women, Wife)

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Act II: People just disappear (Policeman)

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Act II: The Friend enters, distraught (Narrator, Friend, Policeman)

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Act II: People don't just disappear (Policeman, Friend, Women)

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Act II: The Policeman and Friend leave in the direction of the Hill (Narrator)

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Act II: The Hill (Narrator, Chorus)

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Act II: Home: He's gone, he's gone (Narrator, Women)

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Act II: The Hill: He's gone, he's gone (Narrator, Women, Chorus)

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Act II: Home: He's gone, he's gone (Narrator, Women, Chorus)

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Act II: The Hill: The men, still watching (Narrator, Policeman, Friend, Husband, Chorus)

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Act II: Towards Home (Narrator, Husband, Friend, Wife, Women)

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Act III: The Stranger: The Daughter, alone on a hillside (Daughter, Chorus)

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Act III: And she was to lie (Daughter, Stranger)

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Act III: You are whiter than the swan (Stranger, Daughter)

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Act III: The Stranger performs a miracle (Narrator)

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Act II: Come away with me (Stranger, Narrator)

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Act III: What a charming young man (Mother, Father, Daughter, Preacher)

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Act III: Hooves! (Preacher, Mother, Father)

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Act III: The Priest marks a circle (Narrator, Preacher, Chorus)

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Act III: No fire shall burn me (Daughter, Stranger)

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Act III: The Stranger assaults the circle (Narrator, Stranger)

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Act III: The Stranger appears transformed (Narrator, Daughter, Stranger)

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Act III: Hosts of angels on thy side (Chorus, Narrator)

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