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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera. 2008A.

2008: Many operas were produced in this year, but we will predominantly present the Dutch ones. Although it may be true that composers make the most of the liberty of modernism, nevertheless, there is also a need for a less formalist modernism.


In this episode, fragments from:

  • Louis Andriessen- La Commedia
  • Willem Jeths (picture)- Hôtel de Pékin


Other opera and operetta productions from 2008:

  • Stewart Wallace- The Boneetter’s Daughter
  • Andrew Schulz- The Children’s Bach
  • Giselher Klebe- Chlestakows Wiederkehr
  • Ofer Ben-Amots- The Dybbek: Between Two Worlds
  • Xiao Bai- Farewell My Concubine (歌剧《霸王别姬)
  • Howard Shore- The Fly
  • Péter Eötvös- Der goldene Drache
  • Jeff Meyers- The Hunger Art
  • Péter Eötvös- Lady Sarashina
  • Péter Eötvös- Love and other Demons
  • Harrison Birtwistle- The Minotaur
  • Liza Lim- The Navigator
  • Andy Vores- No Exit
  • Jay Anthony Gach- Nora at the Altar-Rail
  • Eric Sawyer- OurAmerican Cousin
  • Mohammed Fairouz- Sumeida’s Song
  • Jake Heggie- Three Decembers
  • Alan John- Through the Looking Glass
  • Marcus Paus- The Witches
  • Salvatore Sciarrino- La porta della legge – quasi un monologo circolare
  • Thoma Pasatieri- The Heir Apparent
  • Vladimir Kobekin- Hamlet
  • Daron Hagen- New York Studies
  • Azio Corghi- Giocasta


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