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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera.

1996: Without exaggerating, I think it’s fair to say that 1996 was a great year for the opera; both in volume and quality. There were many American works to enjoy as well as the first Spanish-language opera to order in the USA. And the American Tobias Picker composed his first opera.

Furthermore, you can listen to well-known names like Phillip Glass and Peter Maxwell Davies. And let’s not forget the opera of the Chinese composer Tan Dun, which has become a cult by now.

In this episode you can listen to fragments from:
Peter Maxwell Davies – The Doctor of Maddfya
Tobias Picker (photo) – Emmeline
Phillip Glass – Les enfants terribles

Other opera and light opera productions from 1996 are:
David Conte – The Dreamers
Daniel Catán – Florencia en el Amazonas
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Freitag aus Licht
Alexander von Zemlinsky – Der König Kandaules
Tan Dun – Marco Polo
Per Nørgård – Nuit des Hommes
Lowell Liebermann – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Richard Mills – Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Daron Hagen – Vera of Las Vegas
Lorenzo Ferrerro – La nascita di Orfeo
Jack Beeson – Sorry, Wrong Number
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Aleksis Kivi
Wolfgang Rihm – Séraphin (part 2: Zustand)
Iain Hamilton – On the Eve
Jin Xiang – Native fatal Woman
Matthew King – Jonah
Azio Corghi – Isabella

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