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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera, 1988A.

1988: While the world is watching operation ‘Praying Mantis’, Mark Anthony Turnage’s first opera ‘Greek‘ is premiered in Munich. And what to think of the new opera ‘Montag aus Licht’, almost 5 hours of music by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Michael Tippett is saying goodbye with ‘New Year’, his last opera. And Dominick Argento is nearing the end of his career with ‘The Aspern Papers’, a massive succes from the day it was premiered in Dallas.

In this episode fragments of:

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen- Montag aus Licht
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage (picture)-Greek


Other opera and operetta productions from 1988 are: 

  • Philip Glass- 1000 Airplanes on a Roof
  • Dominck Argento- The Aspern Papers
  • Michael Tippett- New Year (suite)
  • Aulis Sallinen-Kullervo
  • Gian Carlo Menotti- The Wedding
  • Harry Somers- A Midwinter Night’s Dream
  • Udo Zimmernann- Die Sündflut
  • Per Nørgård – Orpheus: The Endless Song
  • Yuliy Meitus- Maria Volkonská (Марія Волконська)
  • Philip Glass-The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Philip Glass- The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 


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