Clandon

Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele

15. Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein
You shall be the Emperor of my soul

A delightful Viennese operetta song from a little known work – Der Favorit – paints a delicious landscape of love

Es gibt ein Reich

14. Es gibt ein Reich
There is a realm

Ariadne, a Prima Donna, who lives and breathes drama, sings rapturously about a realm where everything is pure and perfect…

Waltz from Masquerade by Khachaturian

13. Waltz from Masquerade by Khachaturian
Piano Solo

A haunting piece depicting a dying woman’s sad waltz with the memories of the people in her life.

We’ll gather lilacs

12. We’ll gather Lilacs

This Ivor Novello song captures yearning of parted couples to be reunited and evokes both the joy they would feel when together once again and the pleasures of the English countryside in spring with its lilac blossom.

Porgi Amor

11. Porgi amor, qualche ristoro
O love, restore to me at least some thing

We feel the depth of the Countess’s despair at the loss of the love she and Count once shared

En vain pour eviter

10. En vain pour éviter
In vain you avoid…

Bizet’s heroine, Carmen, faces her fate and that of her ex-lover Don Jose, written in the cards over and over again

O guarda sorella

9. O Guarda Sorella
Oh look, sister

Mozart’s flighty sisters from Così fan tutte swoon over the pictures of their fiancés, delighting in their good fortune in love

So in Love

7. So in Love

From Cole Porter’s fantastic musical Kiss me Kate. Lili receives flowers from her ex-husband Fred, and reveals that her feeling for him are still strong after so many years…

Valse Triste

5. Valse Triste
Piano Solo

A haunting piece depicting a dying woman’s sad waltz with the memories of the people in her life.

Sull’Aria

4. Sull’ aria
On the breeze…

This deceptively lovely duet from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro is actually a painful admission by the Countess of the loss of her husband’s love

Belle Nuit

1. Belle Nuit
Beautiful Night

A beautiful duet from The Tales of Hoffman by French composer Jacques Offenbach, where Nikolas and Giuiletta wonder at the beauty of the night and the pleasures it contains.

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