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Offenbach, London Mozart Players, Alun Francis - Christopher Columbus album FLAC
Performer: Offenbach
Genre: Classical
Title: Christopher Columbus
FLAC album size: 1465
Style: Romantic, Operetta
Released: 2008

Jacques Offenbach Work: Christopher Columbus, Opera Bouffe in four acts, first performance July 1976, Belfast.

Offenbach: Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus, Act I: Overture. 2. Christopher Columbus, Act I: "It's holiday time once again". 3. Christopher Columbus, Act I: "La, la, la. La, la, la, la. Ah!" Christopher Columbus, Act I: "La, la, la. Ah!"

Alun Francis - conductor. London Mozart Players - orchestra. John Duxbury (waiter), Rosemary Ashe (Princess Minnehaha Columbus), Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, London Mozart Players, Alun Frances Christopher Columbus was created by Opera Rara for the bicentenary of American Independence in 1976.

LyricsChristopher Columbus, Ac. acques Offenbach, Don White, London Mozart Players, Alun Francis.

1. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. Opera-bouffe in four acts. Music by Jacques Offenbach. Book and lyrics by Don White.

Alun Francis (born 29 September 1943) is a Welsh conductor. Francis was the principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra from 1966 for ten years. In 1978 he conducted the premiere of Donizetti's opera Gabriella di Vergy in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. From 1979 to 1985 he was Music director of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra in Seattle, then he was artistic counselor of the ensembles Opera Forum in Enschede.

Alun Francis is one of the most respected conductors on the international scene, and is particularly admired for his efforts in bringing international recognition to several great tonal symphonists active in the post-World War II years, and for other efforts on behalf of twentieth-century music. His "native" instrument is the French horn.

The London Mozart Players (LMP) is a British chamber orchestra founded in 1949. The LMP is the longest-established chamber orchestra in the United Kingdom whose performances and recordings focus largely on the core repertoire from the classical era. Since 1989, the orchestra has been based at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, since 2016 LMP relocated its office to St John the Evangelist to become an orchestra embedded within the local community.

Ensemble – London Mozart Players. Liner Notes – Robin Golding. Liner Notes – Marianne Fernée. Liner Notes – Gundhild Lenz-Mulligan. Producer – Ralph Couzens. Typography – Michael White-Robinson. P) 1996 Chandos Records Ltd. (C) 1996 Chandos Records Ltd. Printed in the EU. Made in UK. Recorded in: St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London 28-29 April 1994. Contemporaries of Mozart Series. Sponsored by the Générale des Eaux Group.

Jacques Offenbach Work: Christopher Columbus, Opera Bouffe in four acts, first performance July 1976, Belfast.

Conductor – Alun Francis. Lyrics By – Don White (11). Orchestra – London Mozart Players. Vocals – Clive Harré. Vocals – John Duxbury. Vocals – Joy Roberts. Vocals – Celia Kite. Vocals – Maurice Arthur. Vocals – Lissa Gray. Vocals – Marilyn Hill Smith.

Offenbach: Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus, Act I: Overture. 2. Christopher Columbus, Act I: "It's holiday time once again". 3. Christopher Columbus, Act I: "La, la, la. La, la, la, la. Ah!" Christopher Columbus, Act I: "La, la, la. Ah!"

LyricsChristopher Columbus, Act . Jacques Offenbach, Don White, London Mozart Players, Alun Francis.

Alun Francis - conductor. London Mozart Players - orchestra. John Duxbury (waiter), Rosemary Ashe (Princess Minnehaha Columbus), Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, London Mozart Players, Alun Frances Christopher Columbus was created by Opera Rara for the bicentenary of American Independence in 1976.

Chris Joseph Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. Columbus is known for directing films such as Home Alone (1990); its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992); Mrs. Doubtfire (1993); Nine Months (1995); Stepmom (1998); Bicentennial Man (1999); Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001); its sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002); Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010); and Pixels (2015)

Alun Francis is one of the most respected conductors on the international scene, and is particularly admired for his efforts in bringing international recognition to several great tonal symphonists active in the post-World War II years, and for other efforts on behalf of twentieth-century music. His "native" instrument is the French horn.

London Mozart Players, London, United Kingdom.

Tracklist

Act I
1.1 Overture 2:45
1.2 The Castanet Quartet 2:23
1.3 Beatriz's Ideals Song 2:45
1.4 Song Of The Peaches (Columbus) 3:33
1.5 Entry Of The Three Wives 2:29
1.6 Fleurette's Song 3:43
1.7 Rosa's Aria 4:29
1.8 Gretel's Tyrolienne 5:12
1.9 The World Is Round (Luis) 2:28
1.10 Take Pity On A Married Man Duet (Columbus, Luis) 2:45
1.11 The War On Crime (Chief Of Police) 3:13
1.12 Under Arrest: Finale 3:51
Act II
1.13 Courtier's Chorus 0:56
1.14 Isabella's Hangover Song 3:54
1.15 Ensemble Of The Prisoners 1:50
1.16 Colombus's Plea 3:11
1.17 Love Duet (Isabella, Columbus) 6:50
1.18 Ferdinand's Lament 4:30
1.19 Isabella's Jewel Song 3:5
1.20 Off To Sea! Finale 6:16
Act III
2.1 Barcarolle (Luis, Chorus) 2:08
2.2 Colombus Seasick Song 4:16
2.3 Lovely Night Ensemble 3:13
2.4 The Storm 5:16
2.5 Off The Map 4:55
2.6 Overboard Ensemble 3:55
2.7 Beatriz's Plea 3:20
2.8 Take Me Back Home Again: Finale 4:07
2.9 Entr'acte 2:24
2.10 The Indies Trio 4:27
2.11 Luis's Love Song 5:40
2.12 The Coca-Cola Song (Columbus) 2:29
2.13 We'll Go Down In History Ensemble 3:57
2.14 America: Finale 3:36

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Henry Wood Hall, London

Credits

  • Choir – The Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
  • Chorus Master – Geoffrey Mitchell
  • Composed By – Jacques Offenbach
  • Conductor – Alun Francis
  • Lyrics By – Don White
  • Orchestra – London Mozart Players
  • Vocals [A tourist] – Clive Harré
  • Vocals [A Waiter] – John Duxbury
  • Vocals [Beatriz] – Joy Roberts
  • Vocals [Carmelita] – Celia Kite
  • Vocals [Christopher Columbus] – Maurice Arthur
  • Vocals [Fleurette Columbus] – Lissa Gray
  • Vocals [Gretel Columbus] – Marilyn Hill Smith
  • Vocals [King Ferdinand] – Alec Bregonzi
  • Vocals [Luis de Torres] – Christian Du Plessis
  • Vocals [Manuela] – Kathleen Smales
  • Vocals [Princess Minnehaha Columbus], Vocals [Esperanza] – Rosemary Ashe
  • Vocals [Queen Isabella] – Anna Dawson
  • Vocals [Roza Columbus] – Johanna Peters
  • Vocals [The Chief of Police] – Alan Opie
  • Vocals [Valencia] – Amilia Dixey

Notes

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, September 1977

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 792938000220
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