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American Opera Programme 2014

Concert

Before the world stage première of Gordon Getty’s Usher House, members of the chorus of WNO present a showcase of American opera.

 1. Life is Happiness Indeed (Candide, L. Bernstein, 1989)

2. Laurie, You Know, Laurie (The Tender Land, A. Copland, 1954)

3. Steal Me, Sweet Thief (The Old Maid and the Thief, G. Menotti, 1939)

4. Kennst du das Land? (Little Women, M. Adamo, 1998)

5. Must the Winter Come So Soon? (Vanessa, S. Barber, 1958)

6. Now Art Thou, Dear (Wuthering Heights, B. Herrmann, 1966)

7. Hear me, O Lord! (Susannah, C. Floyd, 1955)

8. I Can Smell The Sea Air (A Streetcar Named Desire, A. Previn, 1998)

9. What A Movie! (Trouble in Tahiti, L. Bernstein, 1952)

10. Johanna (Sweeney Todd, S. Sondheim, 1979)

Soprano Fiona Harrison

Mezzo Louise Ratcliffe

Tenor Simon Crosby Buttle

Baritone Julian Boyce

Piano David Doidge