Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Bishop's English Arias for Mozart's the Marriage of Figaro, for Soprano and Piano

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Bishop's English Arias for Mozart's the Marriage of Figaro, for Soprano and Piano

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Bishop's English Arias for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, for Soprano and Piano. Compiled by Danielle Pacha. Greenway Music Press, A-R Editions, 2016. Henry Rowley Bishop: "Aid me! ye pitying powers!" Unknown: "All these jealous doubts removing." Mozart: "Come hither!" (adapted by Bishop from Susanna's "Venite inginocchiatevi"). Mozart: "Love! ever leave me" (adapted by Bishop from Cherubino's "Voi che sapete"). Unknown: "Ne'er can the rose." Mozart: "Oh, this love!" (adapted by Bishop from Cherubino's "Non so piü cosa son, cosa faccio"). Bishop: "The youth, in his blooming array."

Greenway Music Press and scholar Danielle Pacha have contributed another wonderful aria compilation, this time from the English adaption by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (1786-1855) of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Bishop took a number of liberties with his source material, including shortening the opera, interpolating a new character and more music, and even borrowing from contemporary popular operas. The arias are a mixture of Bishop's reworking of Mozart's music, and his own musical contributions. …

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