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 Offer,Barry, G: The Importance of Being Earnest

Barbara Hannigan (Cecily), Peter Tantsits (Jack Worthing), Joshua Bloom (Algernon), Katalin Károlyi (Gwendoline), Hilary Summers (Miss Prism), Alan Ewing (Lady Bracknell), Benjamin Bevan (Lane/Merriman), Joshua Hart (Dr Chasuble)

BCMG, Thomas Adès

Surely this is not only the best operatic treatment of Oscar Wilde since Salome, but also one of the few absolutely essential operas of the last 20 years...This performances features at least... More…
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Barry, G: The Importance of Being Earnest

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  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Thomas Adès
  • Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Katalin Karolyi (mezzo-soprano), Hilary Summers (contralto), Peter Tantsits (tenor), Joshua Bloom (baritone), Alan Ewing (bass), Benjamin Bevan (bass), Matt Durkan (baritone), Rob Jenkins (tenor), Joseph Hart (narrator)
  • Recorded: 26 April 2012
  • Recording Venue: BBC Radio 3 live at the Barbican Hall, London

Act I: Auld Lang Syne

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Act I: Did you hear what I was playing? (Algernon, Lane, Jack, Choir)

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Act I: Lady Bracknell and Miss Fairfax (Lane, Lady Bracknell, Algernon, Gwendolen, Jack)

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Act I: Freude, schoner Gotterfunken (Lady Bracknell)

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Act I: Miss Fairfax, ever since I met you (Jack, Gwendolen)

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Act I: Mister Worthing! (Lady Bracknell, Gwendolen, Jack)

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Act I: I feel bound to tell you (Lady Bracknell, Jack)

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Act I: Are your parents living? (Lady Bracknell, Jack)

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Act I: What should I do? (Jack, Lady Bracknell)

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Act I: What should I do? (reprise) (Jack, Lady Bracknell)

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Act I: Will you stop!! (Jack, Algernon, Lane, Gwendolen)

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Act II: Garden at the Manor House: Cecily, Cecily! (Miss Prism, Cecily)

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Act II: I wish Uncle Jack would allow (Cecily)

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Act II: Freude, schoner Gotterfunken (Miss Prism, Cecily, Merriman)

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Act II: You are my little cousin Cecily (Algernon, Cecily)

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Act II: Mister Worthing! (Miss Prism, Chasuble, Jack, Cecily, Algernon)

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Act II: He's going to send me away (Algernon, Cecily, Merriman)

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Act II: Cecily, ever since I looked (Algernon, Cecily, Merriman)

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Act II: You must not laugh at me (Cecily, Algernon)

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Act II: Miss Fairfax (Merriman, Cecily, Gwendolen)

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Act II: Orchestral Interlude

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Act II: I had no idea (Gwendolen, Cecily, Jack, Algernon)

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Act II: And this is what you call Bunburying!? (Jack, Algernon)

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Act III: Orchestral Introduction (Cecily)

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Act III: Your Christian names (Gwendolen, Cecily, Jack, Algernon)

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Act III: Lady Bracknell (Merriman, Lady Bracknell, Gwendolen, Jack, Algernon, Cecily)

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Act III: Mister Worthing, is Miss Cardew (Lady Bracknell, Jack)

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Act III: Pretty child! (Lady Bracknell, Algernon, Cecily)

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Act III: I am Miss Cardew's guardian (Jack, Lady Bracknell, Chasuble)

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Act III: Miss Prism! (Lady Bracknell, Chasuble)

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Act III: Twenty-eight years ago (Lady Bracknell, Orchestral Players)

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Act III: Lady Bracknell (Miss Prism)

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Act III: But where did you deposit the handbag? (Jack, Miss Prism, Gwendolen)

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Act III: What do you think this means (Chasuble, Lady Bracknell)

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Act III: Is this the handbag? (Jack, Miss Prism, Lady Bracknell)

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Act III: Lady Bracknell, who am I? (Jack, Lady Bracknell, Algernon, Gwendolen, Cecily)

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Act III: Explosion! (All, Jack, Gwendolen, Chasuble, Miss Prism, Algernon, Cecily)

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