Editors’ Notes Like Puccini’s Tosca, Heggie’s Great Scott is an opera about an opera singer, in this case Arden Scott. The role was written for Joyce DiDonato, and she sings to great effect in a recording made at the 2015 premiere run. It certainly packs a lot in: in addition to being about the rehearsals for a resuscitated opera, Rosa Dolorosa, Figlia di Pompei, Great Scott also features the Super Bowl as a looming presence. Total commitment and some terrific individual performances by Frederica von Stade, Ailyn Pérez, and Anthony Roth Costanzo make this well worth hearing.

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Great Scott, Act 1
Great Scott, Act 1: Overtures to Great Scott and Rosa Dolorosa, Figlia di Pompei (Orchestra)
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Great Scott, Act 1: Rehearsal, Part One (Tatyana, Eric, Winnie, Anthony, Wendell, Roane)
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Great Scott, Act 1: The Wedding Procession from Rosa Dolorosa (Arden, Tatyana, Eric, Winnie, Anthony, Wendell, Roane, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "Vesuvio, il mio unico amico" (Arden, Winnie, Tatyana, Wendell)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "Five years ago..." (Arden)
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Great Scott, Act 1: Ensemble and Cabaletta (Arden, Tatyana, Eric, Winnie, Anthony, Wendell, Roane, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 1: Break (Roane, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "Talk to me about Roane, Winnie" (Eric, Winnie, Roane)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "The writing's on the wall" (Roane, Eric)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "What are the Grizzlies' chances?" (Wendell, Anthony, Winnie)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "I want to be America's soprano" (Tatyana, Anthony, Wendell, Eric, Winnie)
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Great Scott, Act 1: Duet Scene (Arden, Winnie)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "Oh, Mrs. F" (Arden, Winnie)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "Sorry Tommy's late" (Sid, Arden, Tommy, Winnie, Roane)
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Great Scott, Act 1: Rehearsal, Part Two (Roane, Wendell, Anthony, Eric, Tatyana, Arden, Tommy, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "I get scared, too, Tommy" (Arden, Tommy, Eric)
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Great Scott, Act 1: The Fountain Dance (Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 1: "It's a disaster" (Eric, Winnie, Wendell, Arden, Tatyana, Anthony, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 2
Great Scott, Act 2: Prelude (Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "The Starry-Spangled Banner" (Tatyana, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "Arden, you have seen the future" (Arden, Winnie, Eric, Roane, Wendell, Anthony)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Rosa Dolorosa, Act One (Arden, Wendell, Anthony, Tatyana, Tommy, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "I thought that went extremely well" (Anthony, Arden, Wendell, Tommy, Eric, Tatyana)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Sid and Arden (Arden, Sid, Roane)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "I don't care how good 'what' was" (Roane, Arden, Eric, Anthony, Wendell)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "You'll never be her" (Arden)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "Buona sera, Rosa" (Arden, Bazzetti)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "Look for me, I'm there" (Arden, Bazzetti)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "All that you leave behind" (Arden, Bazzetti)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "Arden! You're not dressed for the mad scene!" (Roane, Arden)
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Great Scott, Act 2: In the Wings (Anthony, Wendell)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Rosa's Mad Scene (Arden, Tatyana, Wendell, Anthony, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Rosa's Prayer (Arden, Tatyana, Wendell, Anthony, Tommy, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "Io sola posso salvare Pompei" (Arden, Tatyana, Wendell, Anthony, Chorus)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Curtain Calls (Arden, Winnie)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "Thank yu for your wonderful support" (Winnie, Arden)
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Great Scott, Act 2: "Triumph for American Opera!" (Eric, Winnie, Roane, Arden, Anthony, Wendell, Tatyana)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Quartet (Arden, Tatyana, Winnie, Roane)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Center Stage (Arden, Sid, Tommy)
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Great Scott, Act 2: Finale (Orchestra)
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