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Donizetti: Les Martyrs

Michael Spyres (Polyeucte), Joyce El-Khoury (Pauline), David Kempster (Sévère), Brindley Sherratt (Félix), Clive Bayley (Callisthènes), Wynne Evans (Néarque)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Mark Elder

galvanising, period-instrument playing...Spyres sings stylishly as Polyeucte...Joyce El-Khoury is his silvery-toned Pauline. More…

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Donizetti: Les Martyrs

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  • Wynne Evans (tenor), Michael Spyres (tenor), Joyce El-Khoury (soprano)
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Opera Rara Chorus
  • Mark Elder
  • Recorded: October - November 2014
  • Recording Venue: St. Clement's Church, London, United Kingdom

Act I: Overture

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Act I Scene 1: Amis … silence … Du silence ! (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: Arretons-nous, Polyeucte (Nearque, Polyeucte)

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Act I Scene 1: Que l'onde salutaire, S'epanche sur mon front! (Polyeucte)

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Act I Scene 1: Viens, suis-moi … (Nearque)

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Act I Scene 3: Que viens-tu nous apprendre? (Nearque, The Christian, Polyeucte)

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Act I Scene 4: Eloignez de ces lieux, Ce garde, que Felix nous donna pour escorte! (Pauline)

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Act I Scene 4: Jeune souveraine, O puissante reine (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 5: Allez ! laissez-moi maintenant (Pauline)

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Act I Scene 5: Toi qui lis dans mon coeur, o ma mere! (Pauline)

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Act I Scene 5: Qu'ici ta main glacee, Benisse ton enfant! (Pauline)

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Act I Scene 5: O Dieu tutelaire! O toi, notre pere! (Chorus, Pauline)

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Act I Scene 6: Pauline! … avec effroi et ne pouvant en croire ses yeux Mon epoux! (Polyeucte, Pauline, Chorus, Nearque, The Christian)

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Act I Scene 6: Quel danger nous menace, et d'ou vient ta terreur? (Nearque, The Christian, Polyeucte)

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Act I Scene 6: Objet de ma constance, Amour de ton epoux (Polyeucte, Pauline, Nearque, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 1: Achevez ! Pollion, transcrivez ces edits (Felix)

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Act II Scene 1: Dieux des Romains, dieux de nos peres, Je servirai votre courroux! (Felix)

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Act II Scene 2: Viens, ma fille; je sais que ta pieuse haine (Felix, Pauline)

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Act II Scene 2: Mort a ces infames, Livrez aux flammes (Felix, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 2: Tout mon sang se glace, La mort le menace! (Pauline, Felix, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 3: D'ou te vient, mon enfant, cette sombre tristess (Felix, Pauline)

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Act II Scene 4: Deja l'on voit au loin, dans nos immenses plaines (Callisthenes, Felix)

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Act II Scene 4: Severe existe! … Un dieu sauveur, Des sombres bords un dieu l'envoie! (Pauline)

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Act II Scene 5: Gloire a vous, Mars et Bellonne! (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 5: Valeureux habitants de l'antique Armenie, Je viens dans vos cites, au nom de l'empereur (Severe)

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Act II Scene 5: Amour de mon jeune age, Toi dont la douce image (Severe)

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Act II Scene 6: C'est son pere! (Severe)

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Act II Scene 6: Les dieux ont conserve des jours si precieux! (Felix)

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Act II Scene 6: Danses: Lutte des Gladiateurs

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Act II Scene 6: Danses: Pas de deux

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Act II Scene 6: Danses: Danse Militaire

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Act II Scene 6: De Decius, notre souverain maitre (Felix, Severe)

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Act II Scene 7: Soutenez-moi! Divinite supreme! (Pauline, Severe)

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Act II Scene 7: Voila le proconsul, ce guerrier magnanime (Polyeucte, Severe, Pauline)

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Act II Scene 8: O blasphemes nouveaux! (Callisthenes, Polyeucte, Severe, Pauline)

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Act II Scene 8: Dieu puissant qui voit mon zele, Que ta foi regne en son coeur (Polyeucte, Pauline, Severe, Callisthenes, Felix, Chorus)

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Act III Scene 1: Dieux immortels, temoins de mes justes alarmes (Pauline, Severe)

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Act III Scene 1: En touchant a ce rivage, Tout m'offrait la douce image (Severe, Pauline)

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Act III Scene 1: Ne vois-tu pas, qu'helas ! mon coeur Succombe et cede a sa douleur! (Pauline, Severe)

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Act III Scene 2: C'est Polyeucte! … mon epoux! (Pauline, Polyeucte)

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Act III Scene 2: Mon seul tresor, mon bien supreme (Polyeucte)

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Act III Scene 3: O mon fils! … ce guerrier, cet ami si fidele (Felix, Polyeucte, Pauline)

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Act III Scene 4: Oui, j'irai dans leurs temples! Bientot tu m'y verras (Polyeucte)

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Act III Scene 5: Dieu du tonnerre, Ton front severe Emeut la terre (Callisthenes, Chorus)

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Act III Scene 5: A tes pieds, proconsul, on traine la victime! (Callisthenes, Severe, Nearque, Pauline)

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Act III Scene 5: Quoi! des dieux la voix sainte (Severe, Callisthenes, The Priest, Pauline, Polyeucte, All)

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Act III Scene 5: Jusqu'au sein du sanctuaire, Le parjure qu'il profere (Severe, Callisthenes, Felix, Chorus, Pauline, Polyeucte, Nearque)

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Act III Scene 5: Lui-meme a voulu son supplice (Felix, Pauline, Callisthenes, Chorus, Polyeucte, Severe, Nearque)

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Act III Scene 5: Je crois en Dieu, roi du ciel et de la terre (Polyeucte, Pauline, Severe, Felix, Callisthenes, Chorus)

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Act IV Scene 1: L'arret est prononce, tous chretiens (Felix, Pauline) - Scene 2: Le peuple s'indigne et murmure (Severe, Felix, Pauline)

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Act IV Scene 2: Oui, par la foi juree, Par ton ancien amour (Pauline, Felix, Severe)

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Act IV Scene 2: O devouement sublime! (Pauline, Severe, Felix)

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Act IV Scene 2: Oui, venez arracher Polyeucte au trepas! (Severe, Felix, Pauline)

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Act IV Scene 2: Leur voix immortelle Rechauffe mon zele (Felix, Pauline, Severe, Chorus)

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Act IV Scene 3: Sur un nuage d'or s'elevant vers le ciel! (Polyeucte) - Scene 4: Oui, c'est lui que je vois! … (Pauline, Polyeucte)

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Act IV Scene 4: Seigneur, de vos bontes il faut que je l'obtienne! (Polyeucte, Pauline)

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Act IV Scene 4: Pour toi, ma priere, Ardente et sincere (Pauline, Polyeucte)

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Act IV Scene 4: Miracle soudain … Lumiere immortelle (Pauline, Polyeucte)

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Act IV Scene 4: O sainte melodie! (Pauline, Polyeucte)

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Act IV Scene 5: Il nous faut et des jeux et des fetes (Chorus)

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Act IV Scene 5: Au peuple impatient nous devons ce spectacle (Callisthenes, Severe, Felix, Chorus)

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Act IV Scene 6: Grands dieux! (Severe, Felix, Pauline, All)

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Act IV Scene 6: Ah ! voici le signal du supplice! (Chorus, Polyeucte, Pauline, Severe, Felix, Callisthenes, Nearque, The Christian)

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