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John Joubert: Jane Eyre (Live)

April Fredrick, David Stout, Gwion Thomas, Mark Milhofer, Lesley-Jane Rogers, English Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Woods

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Jane Eyre, Op. 134  
1
Act I, Scene 1: Come girls, enough (Jane, Sarah)
April Fredrick; Lesley-Jane Rogers; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
6:14
2
Act I, Scene 1: Miss Eyre: Mr. Brocklehurst (Brocklehurst, Jane)
Gwion Thomas; April Fredrick; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
9:52
3
Act I, Scene 1: Prayers done, the girls retire (Jane)
April Fredrick; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
2:46
4
Act I, Scene 2: What's that? Who's there? (Jane, Rochester)
April Fredrick; David Stout; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
5:50
5
Act I, Scene 2: He's gone! Be still he said (Jane, Rochester)
April Fredrick; David Stout; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
6:19
6
Act I, Scene 2: Now the shadows close about me (Rochester)
David Stout; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
5:39
7
Act I, Scene 3: This is the sweetest hour (Jane)
April Fredrick; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
5:18
8
Act I, Scene 3: Listen! The nightingale (Rochester, Jane)
David Stout; April Fredrick; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
7:10
9
Act I, Scene 3: My love, lay your head (Jane, Rochester)
April Fredrick; David Stout; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
9:09
1
Act II, Scene 1: Dearly beloved, we are gathered (Wood, Briggs, Rochester, Leah, Mrs. Fairfax, Clerk, Verger)
Alan Fairs; Andrew Mayor; David Stout; Lorraine Payne; Clare McCaldin; Joseph Bolger; Andrew Randall; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
4:37
2
Act II, Scene 1: That she yet lives (Rochester, Briggs, Mason, Jane, Wood)
David Stout; Andrew Mayor; Mark Milhofer; April Fredrick; Alan Fairs; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
4:31
3
Act II, Scene 1: Bigamy! Bigamy! (Mrs. Fairfax, Leah, John, Clerk, Verger, Rochester, Wood, Briggs, Mason, Jane)
Clare McCaldin; Lorraine Payne; Alan Fairs; Joseph Bolger; Andrew Randall; David Stout; Andrew Mayor; Mark Milhofer; April Fredrick; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
5:07
4
Act II, Scene 2: I am the Alpha and Omega (St. John, Jane, Hannah, Diana, Mary)
Mark Milhofer; April Fredrick; Clare McCaldin; Lesley-Jane Rogers; Lorraine Payne; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
3:23
5
Act II, Scene 2: Jane, can you spare me a moment? (St. John, Jane, Rochester)
Mark Milhofer; April Fredrick; David Stout; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
7:34
6
Act II, Scene 2: My spirit is willing (Jane, St. John)
April Fredrick; Mark Milhofer; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
3:29
7
Act II, Scene 3: Leave me John (Rochester, John)
David Stout; Alan Fairs; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
6:46
8
Act II, Scene 3: They said I'd find him here (Jane, Rochester)
April Fredrick; David Stout; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
6:35
9
Act II, Scene 3: To put my arms about the one (Jane, Rochester)
April Fredrick; David Stout; English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods
7:21
10
John Joubert Interviewed by Christopher Morley
John Joubert; Christopher Morley
17:30
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:05:10
"... to hear the performance was a delight ... this was all so well done ... a glowing entry in the annals of recorded English opera."
- MusicWeb International

"... music that is warm and glowing yet astringent, too ... any lack of studio polish is overridden by the flow conductor Kenneth Woods brings to the score and by the principal singers, especially April Fredrick, who gleams in the title role."
- The Guardian

The highly-acclaimed world premiere production of John Joubert's opera Jane Eyre, starring soprano April Fredrick with the English Symphony Orchestra, was recorded on October 25, 2016 at Ruddock Performing Arts Centre in Birmingham. This double album capturing the epic event also marks Joubert's 90th birthday in March 2017.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – SOMM Recordings Studio Masters

Disc 2, Track 10 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM

Recorded live at Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, Birmingham, October 25, 2016
Executive and recording producer: Siva Oke
Editing: Siva Oke and Kenneth Woods
Recording engineer: Ben Connellan
Recording engineer for interview: Paul Arden-Taylor
Front cover image © Lorraine Payne
Design: Andrew Giles

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