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 Offer,Elgar: Caractacus

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Eigen), Elgan Llŷr Thomas (Orbin), Roland Wood (Caractacus), Christopher Purves (Arch-Druid, A Bard) & Alastair Miles (Claudius)

Huddersfield Choral Society, Orchestra of Opera North, Martyn Brabbins

Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Elizabeth Llewellyn are especially touching, while in the title role, baritone Roland Wood is on terrific form. More…
  • Gramophone Magazine
    April 2019
    Editor's Choice

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Elgar: Caractacus, Op. 35

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  • Roland Wood (baritone), Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Christopher Purves (baritone), Alastair Miles (bass), Elgan Llŷr Thomas (tenor)
  • Orchestra of Opera North , Huddersfield Choral Society
  • Martyn Brabbins

Scene 1 No 1. Watchmen, alert! (Chorus) –

5:50
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Scene 1 No 2. Watchmen, alert! the King is here (Caractacus / Sentries) –

5:51
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Scene 1 No 3. Father! Sire and King (Eigen / Caractacus / Orbin / Sentries) –

2:32
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Scene 1 No 4. At eve to the greenwood (Eigen) –

2:35
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Scene 1 No 5. On the ocean and the river (Eigen / Orbin / Caractacus) –

2:45
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Scene 1 No 6. Rest, weary monarch (Spirits of the Hill)

2:56
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Scene 2 No 1. Tread the mystic circle round (Arch-Druid / Druids / Druid Maidens) –

4:27
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Scene 2 No 2. Invocation: Lord of dread, and lord of pow'r (Chorus / Arch-Druid) –

2:24
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Scene 2 No 3. Bard, what read ye? (Arch-Druid / Orbin / Caractacus / Druids / Druid Maidens) –

7:08
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Scene 2 No 4. Leap, leap to light (Caractacus / Soldiers / Orbin / Arch-Druid) –

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Scene 2 No 5. Hence, ere the Druid's wrath is woke (Druids / Druid Maidens / Orbin / Soldiers)

3:22
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Scene 3 No 1. Introduction: The woodland interlude

1:50
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Scene 3 No 2. Come! beneath our woodland bow'rs (Youths / Maidens) –

1:08
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Scene 3 No 3. O'er-arch'd by leaves (Eigen / Orbin) –

3:32
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Scene 3 No 4. Last night beneath the sacred Oak (Orbin) –

1:32
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Scene 3 No 5. Come! beneath our woodland bow'rs – They gather the wreaths (Youths / Maidens / Orbin / Eigen)

5:18
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Scene 4 No 1. Wild rumours shake our calm retreat (Maidens) –

2:24
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Scene 4 No 2. When the glow of the evening (Eigen / Maidens) –

2:11
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Scene 4 No 3. We were gather'd by the river (Soldiers) –

2:09
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Scene 4 No 4. Lament: O my warriors (Caractacus / Chorus)

4:11
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Scene 5. Captive Britons, see them! (A Bard / Druid Maidens) –

3:51
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Scene 6 No 1. Processional music: The march triumphal thunders (Chorus)

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Scene 6 No 2. Unbind his hands (Claudius) –

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Scene 6 No 3. Heap torment upon torment (Caractacus / Eigen / Orbin) –

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Scene 6 No 4. Slay, slay the Briton! (Roman Citizens / Claudius) –

0:35
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Scene 6 No 5. I plead not for myself (Caractacus / Orbin / Eigen / Roman Citizens / Claudius) –

2:32
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Scene 6 No 6. Grace from the Roman! (Eigen / Orbin / Caractacus / Claudius) –

2:25
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Scene 6 No 7. The clang of arms is over (Chorus)

4:50
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