THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

Provenance of Musical Numbers.

ACT I:

Overture (Handel: Alcina)

1.      My Ariel… (Prospero, Ariel); “Ah, if you would earn your freedom” (Prospero) (Vivaldi: Cessate, omai cessate, cantata, RV 684 – “Ah, ch’infelice sempre”)

2.     My master, generous master… “I can conjure you fire” (Ariel) (Handel: Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, oratorio, HWV 46a, Part I – “Un pensiero nemico di pace” and preceding recit)

3.     Then what I desire… (Prospero, Ariel)

4.     There are times when the dark side… “Maybe soon, maybe now” (Sycorax, Caliban) (Handel: Teseo, HWV 9, Act V, scene 1 – “Morirė, ma vendicata”)

5.     The blood of a dragon… “Stolen by treachery” (Caliban) (Handel: La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47, Part I, scene 1 – “O voi, dell’Erebo”)

6.     Miranda!  My Miranda!... (Prospero, Miranda);  “I have no words for this feeling” (Miranda) (Handel: Notte placida e cheta, cantata, HWV 142 – “Che non si dą”)

7.     My master’s books... “Take salt and stones” (Ariel) (Based on Rameau: Les fźtes d’Hébé, DeuxiŹme entrée: La Musique, scene 7 - “Aimez, aimez d'une ardeur mutuelle”)

8.     Quartet: “Days of pleasure, nights of love” (Helena, Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander) (Handel: Semele, HWV 58, Act I, scene 4 - “Endless pleasure, endless love”)

9.     The Storm (Chorus)(Campra: Idoménée, Act II, scene 1 – “O Dieux! O justes Dieux!”)

10.   I’ve done as you commanded (Ariel, Prospero) (Handel: La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47, Part II, Scene 2 – recit: “Di rabbia indarno freme”)

11.     Oh, Helena, my Helen… “You would have loved this island” (Demetrius) (Handel: La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47, Part I, scene 2 – “Cosď la tortorella”)

12.    Would that it could last forever…“Duet: “Wonderful, wonderful” (Miranda, Demetrius) (Handel: Ariodante, HWV 33, Act I, scene 5 - “Prendi, prendi”)

13.    “Why am I living?” (Helena) (Handel: Teseo, HWV 9, Act II, Scene 1 – “Dolce riposo”); The gods of good and evil… “At last everything is prepared” (Sycorax) (Leclair: Scylla et Glaucus,  Act IV, Scene 4 – “Et toi, dont les embrasements…Noires divinités”)

14.   Mother, why not?… “Mother, my blood is freezing” (Caliban) (Vivaldi: Il Farnace, RV 711, recit:  Act II, Scene 5;  aria:  Act II, Scene 6 – “Gelido in ogni vena”)

15.    Help me out of this nightmare... Quintet:  “Wonderful, wonderful” (Helena, Sycorax, Caliban, Miranda, Demetrius) (Handel: Ariodante, HWV 33, Act 1, scene 5, recit preceding “Prendi, prendi”)

16.   Welcome Ferdinand… “Wonderful, wonderful” reprise (Prospero, Miranda, Demetrius); “All I’ve done is try to help you” (Prospero) (Vivaldi: Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, motet, RV 629 - “Longe mala, umbrae, terrores”)

17.    “Curse you, Neptune” (Lysander) (Vivaldi: Griselda, RV718, Act III, scene 6 – “Dopo un’orrida procella”)

18.   Your bride, sir? (Ariel, Lysander, Demetrius, Miranda); Trio: “Away, away! You loathsome wretch, away!” (Miranda, Demetrius, Lysander) (Handel: Susanna, oratorio, HWV 66, Part II – “Away, ye tempt me both in vain”)

19.   Two castaways… “Arise!  Arise, great Neptune” (Ariel) (attr. Purcell: The Tempest, or, The Enchanted Island, Z. 631, Act II, No. 3 – “Arise, ye subterranean winds”)

20.  This is convolvulus… (Helena, Caliban); “If the air should hum with noises” (Caliban) (Handel: Deidamia, HWV 42, Act II, scene 4 – “Nel riposo e nel contento”)

21.    “Neptune the Great” (Chorus) (Handel: Four Coronation Anthems, HWV 258 – “Zadok the priest”)

22.   Who dares to call me? (Neptune, Ariel) (Based on Handel: Tamerlano, HWV 18, Act III, Scene 10 – “Oh, per me lieto”); “I’d forgotten that I was Lord” (Neptune, Chorus) (Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, Act II, scene 3 - "Qu'a server mon courroux”)

23.   We like to wrestle destiny… “Chaos, confusion” (Prospero) (Handel: Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act II, scene 5 – “Pena tiranna” and preceding recit)

 

ACT II

24.  My God, what’s this?... “Where are you now?” (Hermia) (Handel: Hercules, HWV 60, Act III, scene 3 – “Where shall I fly?”)

25.   So sweet, laughing together… “My strength is coming back to me,” (Sycorax) (Vivaldi: Argippo, RV 697, Act I, scene 1 – “Se lento ancora il fulmine”)

26.  Have you seen a young lady? (Ariel, Demetrius, Helena, Caliban); “A voice, a face, a figure half-remembered” (Helena) (Handel: Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act III, scene 4 – “Hanno penetrato i detti tuoi l’inferno”)

27.   His name, she spoke his name (Caliban) (Handel: Hercules, HWV 60, Act III, scene 2 – recit: “O Jove what land is this?” and aria: “I rage”)

28.  Oh, my darling, my sister… Duet: “Men are fickle” (Helena, Hermia) (Handel: Atalanta, HWV 35, Act II, scene 3 – recit: “Amarilli?...Amarilli?” and duet: “O dei!”)

29.  I knew the spell (Sycorax, Caliban); “Hearts that love can all be broken” (Sycorax) (Ferrandini, attr. Handel:  Il pianto di Maria, cantata, HWV 234 – recit: “Giunta l’ora fatal,” aria: “Sventurati i miei sospiri”)

30.  Such meager consolation… “No, I’ll have no consolation” (Caliban) (Vivaldi: Bajazet, RV 703,  Act III, scene 7 – “Verrė, crudel spietato”)

31.    Masque of the Wealth of all the World:

a.     Quartet:  Caliban goes into his dream -“Wealth and love can be thine” (Rameau: Les Indes galantes, Act III, Scene 7 – “Tendre amour”)

b.     Parade (Rameau: Les fźtes d’Hébé, TroisiŹme entrée: Les Dances, Scene 7 – “Tambourin en rondeau”)

c.     The Women and the Unicorn (Rameau: Les fźtes d’Hébé, TroisiŹme entrée: Les Dances, Scene 7 - “Musette”)

d.     The Animals (Rebel: Les Élémens: Act I – “Tambourins I & II”)

e.     The Freaks…Chaos (Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, Act I - “Tonnerre”)

f.      Waking  (Rameau: Les Indes galantes, Act III, Scene 7 – “Tendre amour” reprise)

32.   [there is no 32]

33.   With no sail and no rudder... “Gliding onwards” (Ferdinand) (Handel: Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act II, scene 1 – recit: “Io ramingo,” aria: “Sussurrate, onde vezzose”)

34.  Sextet: “Follow hither, thither, follow me” (Ariel, Miranda, Helena, Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander) (Handel: Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, oratorio, HWV 46a, Part II – Quartet: “Voglio tempo”)

35.   “Sleep now” (Ariel) (Vivaldi: Tito Manlio, RV 78, Act III, Scene 1 – “Sonno, se pur sei sonno”)

36.  “Darling, it’s you at last” (Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius, Helena) (Vivaldi: La veritą in cimento, RV 739, Act II, scene 9 – “Anima mia, mio ben”)

37.   “The wat’ry God has heard the island’s pleas” (Chorus) (Handel: Susanna, oratorio, HWV 66, Part III – “Impartial Heav’n!”)

38.  Sir, honored sir (Ferdinand, Miranda); Duet: “I have dreamed you” (Ferdinand, Miranda) (Handel:  Tanti strali al sen mi scocchi, cantata, HWV 197 – “Ma se l’alma sempre geme”)

39.  “The time has come. The time is now” (“Maybe soon, maybe now” reprise) (Sycorax) (Handel: Teseo, HWV 9, Act V, scene 1 – “Morirė, ma vendicata”)

40.  Enough! How dare you? (Prospero, Neptune); “You stand there proud and ‘free’…You have stolen the land” (Neptune) (Rameau: Castor et Pollux, Act V, Scene 1 – “Castor revoit le jour”)

41.   Lady, this island is yours… (Prospero, Caliban, Ariel); “Forgive me, please forgive me” (Prospero) (Handel: Partenope, HWV 27, Act III, scene 4 – “Ch’io parta?” and preceding recit)

42.  “We gods who watch the ways of man” (Neptune, Sycorax, Chorus) (Handel: L’allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato, HWV 55, Part I – “Come, but keep thy wonted state – Join with thee”)

43.  This my hope for the future (Prospero); “Can you feel the heavens are reeling” (Ariel) (Vivaldi:  Griselda, RV 718, Act II, scene 2 – “Agitata da due venti”)

44.  “Now a bright new day is dawning” (Ensemble) (Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63, Part III – “Hallelujah”)