Fëanor, Op. 46 (Album)

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Complete Demo Recording of composer Paul Corfield Godfrey's operatic work Fëanor, Op. 46 (Opera) from his cycle Epic Scenes from The Silmarillion after the mythology of J. R. R. Tolkien recorded by Volante Opera Productions and released by Prima Facie on CD and digital download in 2022.


Melkor (later Morgoth) the Enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Fingolfin, Son of King Finwë (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Fëanor, Son of King Finwë  (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Mandos, Ruler of the Dead (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Elbereth, Queen of Light (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

The Elder King, Lord of the Valar (Bass): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Maedhros, Son of Fëanor (Bass-Baritone): Stephen Wells

Maglor, Son of Fëanor (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Celegorm, Son of Fëanor (Tenor - Baritone for this recording): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Curufin, Son of Fëanor (Tenor - Baritone for this recording): Julian Boyce

Caranthir, Son of Fëanor (Baritone - Bass for this recording): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Amrod, Son of Fëanor (Bass): Laurence Cole

Amras, Son of Fëanor (Bass): Jasey Hall

Olwë, King of the Teleri (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Chorus of unseen voices and the voice of Ungoliant:

Paula Greenwood/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Sophie Yelland/Helen Greenaway

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall

Track Listing[edit | edit source]

Disc: 1[edit | edit source]

1 Prelude
2 Scene One: In This Time
3 Then Elbereth beheld the darkness
4 And as a blue fire flickered
5 Many waters flowed down thither
6 Scene Two: Last of all
7 This is the counsel of the one
8 This is the noontide
9 Scene Three: In that time was born
10 And it came to pass
11 As three great jewels they were

Disc: 2[edit | edit source]

1 Scene Four: And Melkor lusted for the Silmarils
2 Beware! Small love has the proud son of Miriel
3 King and Father
4 Thou speakest of Thraldom
5 Scene Five: Beneath the sheer walls of the mountains
6 Do as I bid
7 As I promised
8 And even as Feanor and Fingolfin stood
9 The Light of the Trees
10 Hearest Thou
11 Blood and darkness
12 Scene Six: Why, O People of the Stars?
13 Be he friend or foe
14 Against the folly
15 Scene Seven: Prelude
16 Others of the Elves
17 You renounce your friendship
18 Then swords were drawn
19 Scene Eight: The way was long
20 Tears unnumbered ye shall shed
21 We have sworn
22 Scene Nine: Blackheart!
23 Now what ships and rowers
24 Epilogue