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: A FLOWERING TREE: Her arms have the beauty • NIXON IN CHINA: Platonic men • Dominick Argento: CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING: Gondolier's Song • THE DREAM OF VALENTINO: Now I know • Valentino's Aria • POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: Once when I was a young man • Leonard Bernstein: CANDIDE: Bon Voyage • Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: The Mayor's Aria • Albert the Good! • O go, Go! Go away! • BILLY BUDD: I accept their verdict • Gloriana: First Lute Song • Second Lute Song • A Midsummer Night's Dream: Asleep my Love? • Peter Grimes: They listen to money • Now the Great Bear and Pleiades • In dreams I've built myself • THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Rome is now ruled • Tarquinius does not dare • THE TURN OF THE SCREW: It is a curious story • Miles! • Aaron Copland: THE TENDER LAND: Martin's Song • Carlisle Floyd: COLD SASSY TREE: So there you were • Sometimes th' pain of missin' him • OF MICE AND MEN: Lennie's Aria (Oh, I feel cold inside) • WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Then marry me, Cathy • John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera: O cruel, cruel case! • Sergei Prokofiev: L'Amour des Trois Oranges: Il est drôle, le Prince! • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Aleko: Young Gypsy's Romance • Ned Rorem: Our Town: The Stage Manager's Aria (We're all coming up here) • Richard Strauss: Arabella: Ich hab's geschworen • ARIADNE AUX NAXOS: Im Gegenteil • CAPRICCIO: Das Sonett (Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht) • DER ROSENKAVALIER: Di rigori armato il seno • Igor Stravinsky: MAVRA: Hussar's Aria • THE RAKE'S PROGRESS: Here I stand • Love, too frequently betrayed • Vary the song • Sellem's Auction Scene • I have waited • Mark-Anthony Turnage: ANNA NICOLE: Valium, prozac
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