Bel Canto Arias

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Bel Canto Arias
Barry Banks (tenor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Philharmonia Orchestra / David Parry, conductor

[ Chandos Opera in English / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 6 July 2004

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This disc forms an original and highly satisfying programme which showcases Banks' versatility and technique.

Distinguished tenor Barry Banks presents the next disc in Chandos' Great Operatic Arias series. His recital comprises predominantly bel canto arias.

Several other highly distinguished artists, many of whom have their own recital discs on the Opera in English label, also appear in this programme.

The disc features music by Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, Stravinsky, Mascagni and Mozart, forming an original and highly satisfying programme which showcases Banks' versatility and technique.


Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
1 Lindoro's Cavatina from The Italian Girl in Algiers 7:16
'In dreams of endless pleasure'

2 from Stabat Mater 6:25

3 Count's Cavatina from Count Ory 4:38
'May destiny befriend you'

4 Amenophis' and Pharaoh's Duet from Moses in Egypt 7:10
'The blow at last has fallen' with Alan Opie baritone

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
5 Don Ottavio's Recitative and Aria from Don Giovanni 4:52
'Could I ever believe' -
'Her joy is my joy'

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
6 Tom Rakewell's Recitative and Aria from The Rake's Progress 2:40
'Here I stand' -
'Since it is now my merit'

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
7 Ernesto's Prelude and Aria from Don Pasquale 9:47
'Poor lost Ernesto' -
'I shall go, no more returning'

8 Nemorino's Romance from The Elixir of Love 5:14
'Only one teardrop'

Gioachino Rossini
9 Orestes' and Pilades' Recitative and Cavatina from Ermione 7:07
'Palace of horrors!'
'Ah, how can I hide the flames' with Alfred Boe

10 Giannetto's Aria from The Thieving Magpie 5:03
'Darling! Darling, let me embrace you!'
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

11 Trio of Rinaldo, Carlo and Ubaldo from Armida 3:22
'I lost the will to action'
with Bruce Ford tenor and Dennis O'Neill tenor

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
12 Cherry Duet from Our Friend Fritz 8:33
'Suzel, good morning!'
with Janice Watson soprano

Gaetano Donizetti
13 Ernesto's Serenade from Don Pasquale 4:05
'The night is calm'
with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir