Started by KevinP, August 18, 2022, 03:41:28 PM
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Quote from: KevinP on August 18, 2022, 03:41:28 PMLet's say...after 1981, the year of Barber's passing. This is somewhat arbitrary, and if you want name something a little earlier, the Thread Topic Police will leave you be. But the intention of this thread is opera in a post-Barber/Britten/Shostakovich world.Asking because, while I know some recentish opera and I'm in no way against contemporary music, it's still a bit of a blind spot for me, and I'd like to address this.The composer I'm mostly familiar with is Anthony Davis as I have his X, Amistad and Tania (as well as some non-opera recordings).
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on August 19, 2022, 07:29:25 AMI used to have on video the Met premiere of John Corigliano's Ghosts of Versaille (1991)
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on August 19, 2022, 07:29:25 AMAnother one I like, though the critics were a bit sniffy about it, is Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, which was recorded and filmed at its San Francisco premiere (starring Renée Fleming). I was privileged to perform in the opera when it was given in a semi-staged performance, given by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in London in 2003. Previn conducted and Fleming, Rodney Gilfry and Anthony Dean Griffey all repeated their roles from the San Francisco production.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 19, 2022, 08:46:57 AMCharles Wuorinen, Brokeback Mountain. Disclosure: I'm a former student of Charles's.
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on August 19, 2022, 07:29:25 AMI don't know that many contemporary operas, but I used to have on video the Met premiere of John Corigliano's Ghosts of Versaille (1991) and I really liked it. I don't think it's ever been transferred to DVD (or at least I could never find one) but it had a stellar cast, including Teresa Stratas, Håkan Hagegård, Renée Fleming, Gino Quilico and Marilyn Horne. It's also been staged in Los Angeles and at the Glimmerglass Festival in a co-production with Chateau de Versailles Spectacles.
Quote from: Wendell_E on August 20, 2022, 12:46:30 AMActually, that's a picture of the DVD release, part of a set the Met released for Levine's 40th anniversary with the company. Some were available separately, but I think it's essentially out of print, so most copies I find are outrageously expensive.
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