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Holst: The Wandering Scholar; Suite de ballet; A Song of the Night / Ingrid Attrot; Neill Archer, Alan Opie, Donald Maxwell, Richard Hickox
Holst: The Wandering Scholar; Suite de ballet; A Song of the Night / Ingrid Attrot; Neill Archer, Alan Opie, Donald Maxwell, Richard Hickox

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-07-31

Works: Gustav Holst: Suite de ballet, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 10, H. 43; A Song of the Night, Op. 19 no 1/H 74; The Wandering Scholar, opera, Op. 50, H. 176
Performers: Hatfield, Lesley; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: ; Northern Sinfonia

Another re-release from Hickox's classic recordings finds us knee-deep in lesser-known and widely varied works of Gustav Holst. The Suite de Ballet is one of...continue...
Recording information: St. Nicholas' Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (05/15/1996-05/16/1996)....continue...
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Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi / Joan Rodgers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie, Richard Hickox
Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi / Joan Rodgers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie, Richard Hickox

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-07-31

Works: Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra; A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song, for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Rodgers, Joan
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

This re-release of Herbert Howells' Hymnus Paradisi and A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song forms part of the new Hickox Legacy series commemorating the life and...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (11/02/1998-11/04/1998); All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (11/07/1998)....continue...
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Britten: Owen Wingrave Op 85 / Hickox, Coleman-Wright, Gilchrist, Watson, Fox, Leggate, et al
Britten: Owen Wingrave Op 85 / Hickox, Coleman-Wright, Gilchrist, Watson, Fox, Leggate, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-06-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85
Performers: Coleman-Wright, Peter; Connell, Elizabeth; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pamela Helen; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Tiffin School Boys Chorus

Owen Wingrave was commissioned by BBC Television in 1966 and has been described as something of a Cinderella amongst Britten's operas despite an imaginative and...continue...
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Verdi: Nabucco / Parry, Opie, Patterson, et al
Verdi: Nabucco / Parry, Opie, Patterson, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-01-16

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco
Performers: Capalbo, Leonardo; Irwin, Jane; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Patterson, Susan; Roberts, Camilla; Robinson, Dean; Wade, Paul
Conductors: Parry, David

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At last. British baritone Alan Opie confirms that he is, as his fans have long maintained, one of the few truly great Verdi baritones...continue...
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Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge
Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-03-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Adams-Barbaro, Jennifer; Allen, Ildiko; Batchelor, Julia; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bowley, John; Chance, Michael; Charlesworth, Stephen; Charrier, Paul; Fallas, Richard; Feaviour, Marg...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC Singers

"...Maybe Richard Hickox is getting bored with praise, but here's some more. This is another major achievement for him, taped last year in Blackheath Concert...continue...
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Britten: Albert Herring / Hickox, Gilchrist, Stephen, et al
Britten: Albert Herring / Hickox, Gilchrist, Stephen, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-02-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Bonner, Yvette; Bottone, Rebecca; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Collins, Anne; Evans, Rebecca; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Monk, Gregory; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Richardson, Stephen [Bass...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia

This is the first digital recording of Albert Herring. The recording was made following a series of live performances and the theatrical excitement that marked...continue...
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Opera in English - Donizetti: Lucia of Lammermoor / Parry
Opera in English - Donizetti: Lucia of Lammermoor / Parry

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-09-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Chaundy, Stephen; Clarke, Paul Charles; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Rice, Christine; Rose, Peter de; Wakeford, Lucy; Wedd, Peter
Conductors: Parry, David
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"Parry is an old pro when it comes to bel canto scores, as his many recordings for Opera Rara prove. Tempos are reasonable: never sluggish...continue...
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Opera in English - Verdi: Ernani / Parry, Patterson, et al
Opera in English - Verdi: Ernani / Parry, Patterson, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-09-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Performers: Gavin, Julian; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Patterson, Susan; Rose, Peter de; Wedd, Peter; Williams, Helen [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Parry, David

"When all is said and done, this is an enjoyable 'Ernani' that should please its constituents and surprise its doubters." - Milazzo, ARG...continue...
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Opera in English - Verdi: Il Trovatore / Parry, Opie, et al
Opera in English - Verdi: Il Trovatore / Parry, Opie, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-10-24

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
Performers: Bayley, Clive; Mason, Anne; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Sweet, Sharon; Williams, Helen [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Parry, David

The highly acclaimed Opera in English series from Chandos continues with the premier recording of Il Trovatore in English....continue...
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Opera in English - Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Opera in English - Rossini: The Barber of Seville

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-03-28

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Della; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Rhys-Davies, Jennifer; Rose, Peter de; Ross, Christopher; Shore, Andrew; Snipp, Peter
Conductors: Bellini, Gabriele
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus
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CHA 3025
Holst: The Wandering Scholar, etc / Hickox, Attrot, et al
Holst: The Wandering Scholar, etc / Hickox, Attrot, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: Gustav Holst: Suite de ballet, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 10, H. 43; A Song of the Night, Op. 19 no 1/H 74; The Wandering Scholar, opera, Op. 50, H. 176
Performers: Archer, Neill; Hatfield, Lesley; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

The neglected chamber opera "The Wandering Scholar" is a brief comedy with no overture or "big tunes." Holst used charming folk-rhythms and simple melodies to...continue...
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CHA 9734
Opera in English - Donizetti: Mary Stuart / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Donizetti: Mary Stuart / Mackerras, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostock, Angela; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Plowright, Rosalind; Rendall, David; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"A smashingly good show. Baker and Plowright are not names that come to mind when many people think of 19th C. bel canto scores, yet...continue...
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Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-11-17

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; R...
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Banks, Barry; Bayley, Clive; Bronder, Peter; Clarke, Paul Charles; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Dazeley, William; Eaglen, Jane; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew...
Conductors: Parry, David; Bellini, Gabriele; Daniel, Paul

This is the premiere recording in English of Donizetti's sparkling comic opera. Conductor David Parry has been unanimously praised for his direction throughout the Opera...continue...
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Opera in English - Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Parry, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-09-15

Works: Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera
Performers: Bronder, Peter; Dazeley, William; Hall, Peter; Mannion, Rosa; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Parfitt, Paul; Williams, Duncan
Conductors: Parry, David
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CHA 3003
Opera in English - Puccini: La bohème / Parry, Haymon, et al
Opera in English - Puccini: La bohème / Parry, Haymon, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-07-21

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Performers: Dazeley, William; Hall, Peter; Haymon, Cynthia; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Milhofer, Mark; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Parfitt, Paul; Shore, Andrew
Conductors: Parry, David

"This is the best that I've heard yet in Chandos's series of operas in English, good enough in fact to create a delemma. Does one...continue...
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Menotti: Martin's Lie, Five Songs, etc / Richard Hickox
Menotti: Martin's Lie, Five Songs, etc / Richard Hickox

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-04-21

Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Martin's Lie, children's church opera; Five Songs, for voice & piano; Canti della lontananza, song cycle for soprano & piano
Performers: Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Burrowes, Connor; Howarth, Judith; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Martineau, Malcolm; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pamela Helen
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia Chorus

Menotti's style is instantly appealing, yet never merely attractive. Indeed, his music is fascinating enough to hear again and agian, and his relative neglect up...continue...
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CHA 9605
Britten: Peter Grimes / Richard Hickox, Philip Langridge
Britten: Peter Grimes / Richard Hickox, Philip Langridge

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1996-04-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Barclay, Yvonne; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Collins, Anne; Connell, John; Fryatt, John; Graham-Hall, John; Harrison, Ned; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pam...
Conductors: Westrop, Stephen; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus

"Electrifying as their rivals are, the LSO singers seem just that much more arresting...the sense of total music-theatre is present throughout and it's excitingly laid...continue...
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Walton: Troilus and Cressida / Hickox, Opera North
Walton: Troilus and Cressida / Hickox, Opera North

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1995-05-23

Works: William Walton: Troilus and Cressida
Performers: Bayley, Clive; Budd, Bruce; Cookson, Brian; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Dowson, Stephen; Howard, Yvonne; Howarth, Judith; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Robson, Nigel
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Opera North Chorus

"...the performance of Troilus has romantic propulsion, aided by exceptional work from chorus and orchestra...The recorded sound is spectacular, and the libretto is given in...continue...
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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Hickox, Rigby, Maxwell, Opie
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Hickox, Rigby, Maxwell, Opie

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1994-03-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Gunson, Ameral; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Pierard, Catherine; Robson, Nigel; Rozario, Patricia [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
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Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia
Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1993-11-01

Works: William Walton: The Bear, extravaganza
Performers: Jones, Della; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
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