Wedding Quartet from A Scandal in Bohemia
Setting: 1880’s London
Sherlock Holmes has been in pursuit of the operatic soprano Irene Adler, whom he believes to be a blackmailer. Disguised as an idle horse groom, he follows her into a church, where he discovers she is about to be married to her lawyer, Godfrey Norton. He is unexpectedly pressed into service as a witness. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Adler presents him with a gold sovereign.
Minister: the late Julian Rodescu
Norton: David Kravitz
Adler: Laura Heimes
Holmes: Markus Beam
Archival recording, courtesy of Orchestra 2001; James Freeman, conductor