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Thomas: La Cour de Célimène

Andrew Litton, Philharmonia Orchestra, Alexander Oliver, Nicole Tibbels, Sandra Browne, Marilyn Hill Smith, Yvonne Kenny, Bruce Ford

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La Cour de Célimène, Act 1  
1.1
Overture
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:17
1.2
"Bientot elle arrive" (Young Man, Adolescent, Old Man, Chorus of 12 Men)
Ambroise Thomas; Alexander Oliver; Andrew Litton; Nicole Tibbels; Philharmonia Orchestra; Sandra Browne
7:49
1.3
"Il parait, chere soeur" (The Baroness, the Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:38
1.4
"Qui, c'est le plus grand des bonheurs" (The Countess, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:09
1.5
"Charmez, brillez, c'est de votre age" (The Commander, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:06
1.6
"C'est un mariage" (The Baroness, the Countess, Ensemble)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra; Yvonne Kenny
1:18
1.7
"Ainsi, un fois maries" (The Baroness, the Commander, the Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:47
1.8
"Que dites-vous?" (The Commander)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:49
1.9
"Allons, rassurez-vous" (The Countess, the Commander, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:34
1.10
"Ça va être bien divertissant" (The Commander, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:46
1.11
"Ah, vous voila donc, chevalier?" (The Baroness, the Chevalier)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:44
1.12
"Mais pardon ..." (The Chevalier, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:40
1.13
"Eh bien! Monsieur" (The Countess, the Chevalier)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:29
1.14
"Oh... Ah! Cessez de grâce" (The Chevalier, the Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:42
1.15
"Ainsi, madame" (The Chevaliers, the Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:49
1.16
"Quels fracas!" (Chorus, the Commander, the Chevalier)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Nicole Tibbels; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:27
La Cour de Célimène, Act 2  
2.1
"Dieu! Quel mortel ennui" (The Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:22
2.2
"Que voulez-vous" (The Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
8:18
2.3
"Ma soeur! Ma soeur!" (The Baroness, the Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:25
2.4
"Voila donc la cruelle" (Chorus of 12 Men, the Countess, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Nicole Tibbels; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:40
2.5
"Sur le terrain, tous deux enfin" (The Commander, All)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Bruce Ford; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:18
2.6
"Ainsi, commandeur, vous voila" (The Countess, the Baroness, the Commander)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:23
2.7
"Nous pouvons arranger l'affaire" (The Commander, the Countess, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:20
2.8
"Ainsi, noble baronne" (The Commander, the Baroness, the Countess)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:37
2.9
"Aucun, et je proteste! ..." (The Chevalier, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:33
2.10
"Et maintenant, chevalier" (The Baroness, the Chevalier)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:37
2.11
"Que vois-je?" (The Chevalier, the Commander, the Baroness, the 12 Men, the Countess, the Baroness)
Ambroise Thomas; Andrew Litton; Marilyn Hill Smith; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:07
Total Playing Time    1:35:44
"Thomas's rarer-than-rare opera, about a woman who seems to enjoy tormenting her multiple suitors, is an outmoded comedy of manners. But it also features a sparkling score and is very ably performed by soprano Laura Claycomb and bass Alastair Miles in particular. Frothy fun."
- Gramophone

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