Valerie Masterson Janie Dee
Music and Book by Ivor Novello
Lyrics by Christopher Hassall
Valeria Masterson Louise Winter David Fieldsend
Janie Dee as the Narrator
National Symphony Orchestra Conducted by John Owen Edwards and Craig Barna.
Maria Ziegler/Lorelei : Valeria Masterson
Cåcilie/Countess/Madame Kurt : Louise Winter
Rudi Kleber/Signor Ceruti : David Fieldsend
Grete : Katrina Murphy
Madame Pelotti : Mary Hegarty
Madame Sadun : Tinuke Olafimihan
Signor Valdo : Lynton Black
The Night Watchman : Scott Leiendecker
The Narrator ; Jane Dee
Narration written by Kurt Gänzl
Finally, a Complete recording of Ivor Novello’s Masterwork, THE DANCING YEARS in its Original Orchestrations is available for the first time ever. A grave omission in the annals of Operettas/Musical recordings is now corrected by this Sparkling new Complete recording of Novello’s beloved Masterwork. There is an abundance of previously unrecorded Music from the Original Score to be savoured and enjoyed for the first time since the Original production of this wonderful Operatta at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1942.
Recorded over the years, at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and Angel Studios, London, we are thrilled to have captured Valerie Masterson’s perfect interpretation and singing of the role of Maria Ziegler. The all star cast featuring actors and singers from both the Musical and Opera world include David Fieldsend, Louise Winter, Katrina Murphy, Janie Dee, Tinuke Olafimihan and others.
The Original Orchestrations are sumptuously played by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards and Craig Barna.
Released on 2CDs and available for download on iTunes, this eagerly awaited Complete Recording of Novello’s Masterwork, THE DANCING YEARS is available from December 7 2018