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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera. 1990A

1990: a new decade which is at the same time this century’s last decade begins. There are many new, often special and slightly quirky productions, but in 1990 nobody was really surprised anymore by all those new models and techniques used in the world of opera. USA representatives Philip Glass and John Cage released a new production and opera will always have Hans Werner Henze and Einojuhani Rautavaara who had no less than 2 new operas premiered in this year.

In this episode fragments from:

  • John Cage (picture) – Europeras 5
  • Philip Glass- Hydrogen Jukebox
  • Hans Werner Henze- Das verratene Meer

There are more opera and operetta productions from 1990:

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara- The House of the Sun
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara- Vincent
  • Constantine Koukias- Days and Nights with Christ
  • Matthew Dewey- The Priest’s Passion
  • John Metclaf- Tornrak
  • Judith Weir- The Vanishing Bridegroom
  • Jack Beeson- Cyrano
  • Harrison Birtwistle- Gawain
  • Gottfried von Einem- Jesu Hochzeit
  • Salvatore Sciarrino- Cailles en sarcophage. Atti per un museo delle ossessioni
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