|Artist||Opera Interludes / Malcolm Martineau / London Musici / Philip Blake-Jones / Simon Over|
|Instruments||opera||Label||Tosca Records (961101)|
Listen to a sample from Country House Opera
Over the last decade Opera Interludes has achieved a considerable reputation for presenting opera performances in country houses, livery halls, embassies, hotels and gardens under the Artistic Directorship of Philip Blake-Jones.
Throughout the centuries musical performances have been presented in palaces, country houses and gardens long before the formal concert hall or theatre became part of musical culture.
In the 18th century much of the music of great composers such as Handel and Mozart was written for performances in the homes of their patrons but it was in the late 19th century that the 'soirée' as we know it today developed.
Hosts would entertain their guests before or after dinner with a musical presentation of the highest standard. Now, when many of the world's greatest houses are increasingly available for corporate entertainment and charity events, it is only natural that music should have become a part of such occasions.
Opera as near perfection as you could get it.
|Delibes The Flower Duet|
|1.||The Flower Duet|
|Bizet The Pearlfisher's Duet|
|2.||The Pearlfisher's Duet|
|Saint-Saens Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix|
|3.||Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix|
|Puccini Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia|
|4.||Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia|
|Mozart Voi che sapete|
|5.||Voi che sapete|
|Mozart Il mio tesoro|
|6.||Il mio tesoro|
|Monteverdi Pur ti miro|
|8.||Pur ti miro|
|Verdi Pace, pace, mio Dio|
|9.||Pace, pace, mio Dio|
|Puccini O Mimi, tu piu non torni|
|10.||O Mimi, tu piu non torni|
|Verdi Bella figlia dell'amore|
|11.||Bella figlia dell'amore|
|Tchaikovsky Already, shades of night the distant fields enfold|
|12.||Already, shades of night the distant fields enfold|
|Bizet Toreador's Song|
|Strauss II Im Feuerstrom der Reben|
|14.||Im Feuerstrom der Reben|
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