Fanny Robin

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92015
EAN/UPC: 809730201523
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Release Date: August 1998
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 31:35

A lovely little one-act opera based on scenes from Thomas Hardy novels, the title role was written for Jane Manning who sings here. Musically it is a companion piece to Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with fragments of Purcell’s music quoted in the epilogue and alluded to throughout.

Track Listing

    Edward Harper

  1. I. Fanny Robin – Flourish (0:21)
  2. II. Fanny Robin – Ensemble I – the Courtship (2:12)
  3. III. Fanny Robin – Dialogue I – By the Churchyard (1:51)
  4. IV. Fanny Robin – Arioso I – Fanny (1:52)
  5. V. Fanny Robin – Ensemble II – At the Malthouse (5:37)
  6. VI. Fanny Robin – Dialogue II – Outside the Barracks (3:13)
  7. VII. Fanny Robin – Arioso II – Fanny (3:02)
  8. VIII. Fanny Robin – Interlude – The Letter (0:49)
  9. IX. Fanny Robin – Ensemble III – In Church (3:11)
  10. X. Fanny Robin – Dialogue III – At the Church Door (0:50)
  11. XI. Fanny Robin – Arioso III – Fanny (3:51)
  12. XII. Fanny Robin – Ensemble IV – The Wedding (1:40)
  13. XIII. Fanny Robin – Epilogue (3:14)

Reviews

Gramophone

In the still undervalued genre of chamber opera, Fanny Robin deserves more frequent performances. Scottish Opera’s production is captured to telling spatial effect.

” —Richard Whitehouse