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HARTKE: The Greater Good or The Passion of Boule de Suif

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Stephen Hartke's 'The Greater Good' was commissioned by Glimmerglass Opera, and is a strikingly original contribution to the operatic repertory. Based on an iconic short story by Maupassant set during the immediate aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, 'The Greater Good' is notable for its sure-footed dramatic pacing and astute use of different techniques and subtle references to a variety of musical styles in order to portray the characters in a variety of moods and situations. This is the opera's world premiere recording.
Item number 8669014-15
Barcode 730099691420
Release date 28/05/2007
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Artists Andrew Wentzel
Caroline Worra
Christian Reinert
Christine Abraham
Christopher Burchett
Dorothy Byrne
Elaine Alvarez
Jeanine Thames
Jill Gardner
John De Haan
Katherine Calcamuggio
Liam Moran
Matthew Worth
Seth Keeton
Conductors Stewart Robertson
Orchestras Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra
Producers Blanton Asplaugh
Disc: 1
The Greater Good
1 Act I Scene 1, "Rouen, a Tuesday in late February,
2 Act I Scene 1: Count? (Carre-Lamadon, Count, Loise
3 Act I Scene 1: I know, I know, you never want to,
4 Act I Scene 1: Cigar? (Loiseau, Carre-Lamadon, Cou
5 Act I Scene 1: A lonely street or an alley (Loisea
6 Act I Scene 1: Say, know why they call her Ice Cre
7 Act I Scene 1: You can get in if you want (Coachma
8 Act I Scene 2, "Aboard the coach, starting out"
9 Act I Scene 2: There was a boat (Coachman)
10 Act I Scene 2: These really are wonderful (The thr
11 Act I Scene 3, "Dawn": Darling, look! (The wives a
12 Act I Scene 3: Do you know Mme. de Vidoudet? (The
13 Act I Scene 3: Very bad for business, war (The hus
14 Act I Scene 4, "10 AM": What time d'you have? (The
15 Act I Scene 4: If I were a big bad wolf (Loiseau)
16 Act I Inter-scene, "Noon": See anything? (M. & Mme
17 Act I Scene 5, "3 PM": Oh my God! (The husbands an
18 Act I Scene 5: I gotta hand it to you, girlie! (Lo
19 Act I Scene 5: Gentlemen, pardon me (Boule, later
20 Act I Scene 5: These are the tastes of … (The wive
21 Act I Scene 5: Tiny gherkins, pickled onions! (The
22 Act I Scene 5: Men don't understand (The wives, Bo
23 Act I Scene 5: You know how it was (Boule)
24 Act I Scene 5: At first I thought I'd stay (Boule)
25 Act I Scene 5: Someone helped me out (Boule, later
26 Act I Scene 5: It's like that Badinguet (Cornudet,
27 Act I Scene 5: God it's cold! (The wives)
28 Act I Scene 5: Nothing but snow (Coachman, later B
29 Act I Scene 5: I think I see lights! (Boule, the w
30 Act I Scene 6, "Arrival at Totes, 6 PM": Raus! Rau
31 Act I Scene 6: Come in, come in (The Follenvies)
32 Act I Scene 6: Monsieur Follenvie! (The Follenvies
34 Act I Scene 6: Mademoiselle Elisabeth Rousset? (Of
35 Act I Scene 6: Well, you see how things are (Mme.
37 Act I Scene 6: They're pigs! (Boule, Mme. Follenvi
38 Act I Scene 6: An unprovoked attack is barbaric! (
39 Act I Scene 7, "In the Inn, 10 PM": What a collect
40 Act I Scene 7: Our little Miss has to siss (Loisea
41 Act I Scene 7: Come to my room (Cornudet, Boule)
42 Act I Scene 7: Oh boy! (Loiseau, later Mme. Loisea
Disc: 2
The Greater Good
1 Act II Scene 1, "The Inn at Totes, Wednesday, 8 AM
2 Act II Scene 1: What the devil? (The husbands, Cor
3 Act II Scene 1: Yes? (Coachman, the husbands)
4 Act II Scene 1: M. Follenvie! We demand an explana
5 Act II Scene 2, "Later Wednesday afternoon": I mis
6 Act II Scene 2: This snow. This blasted snow (Mme.
7 Act II Scene 2: Oh how I wish that I was in my hou
8 Act II Scene 2: Who is it? (The wives, Carre-Lamad
9 Act II Scene 2: Nein! Dunt vant! Dunt care! (Loise
10 Act II Scene 3, "Wednesday, suppertime": Oh, look,
11 Act II Scene 3: You tell that bastard (Boule, late
12 Act II Scene 3: What's all this about? (All)
13 Act II Scene 3: Please, eat (Mme. Follenvie)
14 Act II Scene 4, "Out in the village, Thursday morn
15 Act II Scene 4: I have an enormous shipment (Loise
16 Act II Scene 4: Oh look! Isn't that him? (The wive
17 Act II Scene 4: Oh, Boule de Suif! (Coachman, Boul
18 Act II Scene 4: I hate this place (Coachman)
19 Act II Scene 5, "The Inn, Friday morning": Going o
20 Act II Scene 5: I have a child (Boule)
21 Act II Scene 5: Let's face it (Mme. Loiseau)
22 Act II Scene 5: Let's just tie her up (Loiseau, th
23 Act II Scene 6, "Friday, suppertime": Ah! Mme. Fol
24 Act II Scene 6: Now see if you remember (The Count
25 Act II Scene 6: I know, I know! (The Countess, Cou
26 Act II Scene 6: I've got one, and it's a real cork
27 Act II Scene 6: Well spoken, Loiseau (The Count, l
28 Act II Scene 6: Listen to me! (Old Nun)
29 Act II Scene 6: Oh but they were angels to my boys
30 Act II Scene 6: Yes, good sister (Count, Follenvie
31 Act II Scene 6: Child, you don't know what to do,
32 Act II Scene 7, "Saturday, suppertime": Have you s
33 Act II Scene 7: Is it a go? (The husbands, Follenv
34 Act II Scene 7: I think everything's gonna be just
35 Act II Scene 7: Good God! Forty minutes! (The nuns
36 Act II Scene 7: This is infamous! (Cornudet)
37 Act II Scene 7: Good Lord! An hour twenty! (The hu
38 Act II Scene 8, "Courtyard of the Inn, Saturday mo
39 Act II Scene 8: Good morning! (Husbands and wives)
40 Act II Scene 8: Let's go! (Coachman, Mme. Follenvi
41 Act II Scene 8: Good morning, madame (Boule, later
42 Act II Scene 8: Setting off for Dieppe
43 Act II Scene 8: Prime … bonds (The Count, Carre-La
44 Act II Scene 8: Ubi caritas (The nuns, M. & Mme. L
45 Act II Scene 8: Good heavens! One o'clock! (The Co
46 Act II Scene 8: Darling look! (The Carre-Lamadons,
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