Ruddigore

New Saddlers Wells Opera

Ruddigore, New Saddlers Wells Opera
CDJAY 1340
DIGITAL
RECORDING
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CD1: 55'36''
CD2: 33'18''

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Music by 
Arthur Sullivan

Libretto by
W.S.Gilbert

The New Sadler’s Wells Opera Company

This is the first complete recording of the original version of this most popular opera of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas. It was performed by the original cast of the New Sadler’s Wells Opera production as directed by award winning Ian Judge. The New Sadler’s Wells Opera production was conducted by Simon Phipps and was based on a critical edition by Dr.David Hulme from the composer’s authograph.

The release compliments the previous JAY releases of HMS PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and THE OPERAS THAT GOT AWAY / Sir Arthur Sullivan. As with the other recordings, the casting is of the highest calibre and of seasoned Gilbert and Sullivan performers such as Gordon Sandison, Harold Innocent, John Ayldon, Thomas Lawlor, Marilyn Hill Smith, Linda Ormiston and Joan Davis.

All the favourite music are highlighted in this recording; FAIR IS ROSE, IF SOMEBODY CHANCED TO BE, FROM THE BRINY SEA, CHEERILY CAROLS THE LARK, HAPPILY COUPLED ARE WE, WHEN THE NIGHT WIND HOWLS, MY EYES ARE FULLY OPEN,and THERE GREW A LITTLE FLOWER.

This recording, together with JAY’s HMS PINAFORE are the chosen recommended versions by both The Penquin Best Classical CD Guide and The Gramophone Good Classical CD Guide. It also won the prestigious MRA award for excellence

CD 1
  1. Ruddigore: Overture
    New Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  2. Ruddigore: Fair Is Rose
    Alexander Hann, Ladies' Chorus
  3. Ruddigore: Sir Rupert Murgatroyd His Leisure
    Joan Davis, Ladies Chorus
  4. Ruddigore: If Somebody There Chanced to Be
    Marilyn Hill Smith
  5. Ruddigore: I Know a Youth
    Gordon Sandison, Marilyn Hill Smith
  6. Ruddigore: From the Briny Sea
    David Hillman, Ladies' Chorus
  7. Ruddigore: Hornpipe
    New Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  8. Ruddigore: My Boy You May Take It from Me
    Gordon Sandison
  9. Ruddigore: The Battle's Roar Is Over
    Gordon Sandison, Marilyn Hill Smith
  10. Ruddigore: If Well His Suit Had Sped
    Ladies' Chorus
  11. Ruddigore: In Sailing O'er Life's Ocean Wide
    David Hillman, Gordon Sandison, Marilyn Hill Smith
  12. Ruddigore: Cheerily Carols the Lark
    Linda Ormiston
  13. Ruddigore: Welcome, Gentry
    Chorus
  14. Ruddigore: Oh, Why Am I Moody and Sad?
    Chorus, Harold Innocent
  15. Ruddigore: You Understand? I Think I Do
    David Hillman, Harold Innocent
  16. Ruddigore: Hail the Bride (Finale Act One)
    Company, David Hillman, Gordon Sandison, Linda Ormiston, Marilyn Hill Smith
CD 2
  1. Ruddigore: I Once As Meek
    Gordon Sandison, John Ayldon
  2. Ruddigore: Happily Coupled Are We
    David Hillman, Ladies Chorus, Marilyn Hill Smith
  3. Ruddigore: In Bygone Days
    Ladies Chorus, Marilyn Hill Smith
  4. Ruddigore: Painted Emblems
    Gordon Sandison, Male Chorus, Thomas Lawlor
  5. Ruddigore: When the Night Wind Howls
    Male Chorus, Thomas Lawlow
  6. Ruddigore: He Yields
    Men's Chorus
  7. Ruddigore: Away Remorse
    Gordon Sandison
  8. Ruddigore: I Was Once a Very
    Harold Innocent, Linda Ormiston
  9. Ruddigore: My Eyes Are Fully Open
    Gordon Sandison, Harold Innocent, Linda Ormiston
  10. Ruddigore: Melodrame
    New Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  11. Ruddigore: There Grew a Little Flower
    Gordon Sandison, Joan Davis
  12. Ruddigore: Finale Act Two
    Company, David Hillman, Gordon Sandison, Linda Ormiston, Marilyn Hill Smith