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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera.

When compared to previous years, 1997 can be characterised as a year with less new opera productions. However, there are two excellent new works by the American composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. Consequently, this episode is dedicated to his compositions.

Furthermore, some works by lesser-known composers of which few recordings could be found.

In this episode fragments from:
Mark-Anthony Turnage (photo) – Jackie O.
Mark-Anthony Turnage – Twice through the Heart

Other opera and light opera productions from 1997 are:
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Aleksis Kivi
David Conte – The Gift of the Conti
John Joubert – Jane Eyre
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Mittwoch aus Licht
Zigmars Liepiņš – Notre-Dame de Paris (Parīzes Dievmātes katedrāle)
Richard Owen – Rain
Bright Sheng – The Silver River
Hans Werner Henze – Venus und Adonis
Ikuma Dan – Takeru
Conrad Susa – The Danegrous Liaisons
Robert Ashley – Balseros
Anthony Davis – Amistad
Azio Corghi – Rinaldo & Co.
Daron Hagen – Songs of Madness and Sorrow

 

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