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. The baritone/bass volume also includes nine arias for bass or bass-baritone.
CONTENTS FOR BARITONE:
John Adams: DOCTOR ATOMIC: Batter my heart • A FLOWERING TREE: Storyteller's Aria • NIXON IN CHINA: News has a kind of mystery • Mister Premier • Dominick Argento: THE ASPERN PAPERS: What a yielding nature she has • CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING: You have already heard one sermon tonight • MISS HAVISHAM'S FIRE: If in the years to come • A WATER BIRD TALK: The Lecturer (Theme) • Leonard Bernstein: MASS: A Simple Song • Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: The Vicar's Aria (Virtue, says Holy Writ) • Tickling a trout • Churchyard's agog with a crowd of folk • BILLY BUDD: Billy Budd, king of the birds! • Billy's Farewell (Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray!) • GLORIANA: Cecil's Report Cecil's Song of Government • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM O Helen, goddess • THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Lucretia! I'm sick of that name! Tarquinius's Aria (Within this frail crucible of light) • Carlisle Floyd: OF MICE AND MEN: George's Aria (You bet it's gonna be diff'rent) • WILLIE STARK: We all come out of the earth • John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA: Thus Gamesters united in friendship • Sergei Rachmaninoff: ALEKO: Aleko's Cavatina • FRANCESCA DA RIMINI: Lanceotto's Aria • Ned Rorem: OUR TOWN: When I got married • Richard Strauss: ARABELLA: Nimmst einen Fiaker • Sie gibt mir keinen Blick • ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen • Igor Stravinsky: THE RAKE'S PROGRESS: Come, master • I burn! I freeze!
CONTENTS FOR BASS-BARITONE AND BASS:
John Adams: DOCTOR ATOMIC: Teller's Aria • Dominick Argento: THE SHOEMAKERS' HOLIDAY: Simon's Aria • Leonard Bernstein: TROUBLE IN TAHITI: There's a Law • Benjamin Britten: BILLY BUDD: Claggart's Aria • GLORIANA: Raleigh's Song • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Bottom's Dream • Carlisle Floyd: COLD SASSY TREE: I've known I loved you • SUSANNAH: Hear me, O Lord • I'm a lonely man, Susannah
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