Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera. 1985B

1985: Busy it was in 1985, very busy. Many classical pieces were premiered, among others works of Lutoslawski, Johan Kvandal, William Bolcom and Kalevi Aho. We are making good progress in opera land as well. New productions and modernism are starting to take shape, though with diversity as a central theme. But there is also a longing for the past rendered by Russian composers. We are ready…

In this episode fragments of:

  • Lorenzo Ferrero- Mare Nostro
  • Mieczysław Weinberg (foto) – Der Idiot (Идиот)
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara- Thomas


Other opera and operetta productions from 1985:  

  • Judith Weir- The Consolations of Scholarship
  • Salvador Dalí- Être Dieu
  • Judith Weir- The Black Spider
  • Dominick Argento- Casanova’s Homecoming
  • Frederick Douglass- Dorothy Rudd Moore
  • Frederick Douglass- Ulyssis Kay
  • Wilfred Hiller- Der Goggolori
  • Thea Musgrave- Harriet, the Woman Called Moses
  • Luigi Nono- Prometeo
  • Minoru Miki- Jōruri (じょうるり)
  • Lennox Berkeley- Falcon Park
  • Alexander Goehr- Behold the Sun
  • Oliver Knussen- Higglety Pigglety Pop!
  • Salvatore Sciarrino- La perfezione di uno spirito sottile
  • Lorenzo Ferreo- Night
  • Robert Moran- The Juniper Tree


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