This landmark publication collects arias and role excerpts from operas by John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Strauss, and many other composers published by Boosey & Hawkes. Includes extensive plot notes and translations.
John Adams: THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER: I must have been hysterical • DOCTOR ATOMIC: Am I in your light? • Past fierce and tossing skies • EL NIÑO: La anunciación • Dominick Argento: THE ASPERN PAPERS: On the stroke of midnight! • CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING: Bellino's Aria • Madame d'Urfé's Aria • THE DREAM OF VALENTINO: Nazimova's Aria • Was it truly destiny • MISS HAVISHAM'S FIRE: Estella's Aria • A POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: A Foreign Singer's Aria • Leonard Bernstein: MASS: Thank You • TROUBLE IN TAHITI: There is a garden • What a movie! • Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: Doctor Jessop's midwife • What would Missus Herring say? • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Lysander, Help me Lysander • THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Give him this orchid • Is it all? • She sleeps as a rose upon the night • Aaron Copland: THE TENDER LAND: Ma's Song • Carlisle Floyd: WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Take off that frown • John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA: Thus when a good housewife sees a rat...How cruel are the traytors • Henry Purcell, realized by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst: DIDO AND AENEAS: Ah, Belinda, I am prest with torment • When I am laid in earth • Ned Rorem: MISS JULIE: Wind around me like Satan's snake • Richard Strauss: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Sein wir wieder gut • DER ROSENKAVALIER: Wie Du warst! • Igor Stravinsky: MAVRA: The Mother's Aria • OEDIPUS REX: Nonn' erusbeskite, reges • THE RAKE'S PROGRESS: As I was saying...Scorned! Abused! • Sold! Annoyed!
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