Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera.

1994: The economic prosperity is clearly reflected in the number of opera productions. There’s a wide range to choose from and to explore: Finnish, Chinese, American and lots of European works like the first opera of Louis Andriessen. Way too much to tackle in the two hours we have this year, but we try!

In today’s episode you can listen to fragments from:

  • Philip Glass- La Belle et la Bête
  • Judith Weir- Blond Eckbert
  • Guo Wenjing (photo)- Wolf Cub Willage


Other opera and operetta productions from 1994:

  • Steve Reich- The Cave
  • Louis Andriessen- Rosa, A Horse Drama
  • Conrad Susa- The Dangerous Liaisons
  • Ofer Ben-Amots- Fool’s Paradise
  • Andy Vores- Freshwater
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara- The Gift of the Magi (Tietäjien lahja)
  • Rodion Shedrin- Lolita (Лолита)
  • Constantine Koukias- Mikrovion
  • Nikolai Korndorf- Marina and Rainer (MR)
  • Elena Firsova- The Nightingale and the Rose (Соловей и роза)
  • Harrison Birtwistle- The Second Mrs. Kong
  • Wolfgang Rihm- Séraphin
  • Ikuma Dan- Susanō
  • Johan Kvandal- Mysterier
  • Iain Hamilton- The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Robert Ashley- Foreign Experiences
  • Christopher Yavelow- Countdown
  • Jin Xiang- The King of Chu《楚霸王》
  • John Corigliano- Jack and Gill
  • Alfred Schnittke- Historia von D. Johann Fausten
  • Robert Moran- The Dracula Diary


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