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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera.
2003A.

2003: From Argentina to Austria and Finland in one broadcast. We’re travelling fast and ‘global’in opera land. The one-dimensional opera format is falling apart in different pieces that arouse sometimes recognition, and sometimes not. Anyway, there is a lot to choose from.

In today’s episode parts from:

  • Osvaldo Golijov (photo) – Ainadamar
  • Olga Neuwirth – Lost Highway
  • Einojuhani Raatavaara – Raspoetin

                       

Other opera and light opera productions from 2003 are:

  • Thea Musgrave – Pontalba
  • Robert Ashley – Celestial Excursions
  • Michael Nyman – Man and Boy (dada)
  • Constantine Koukias – Tesla – Lightning in His Hand
  • Jin Xiang- Taxiwayi – The Beloved Troubadour
  • William Bolcom – A Wedding
  • Azio Corghi – Sen’ja
  • Bo Holten – Gesualdo
  • Jonathan Mills – The Eternity Man
  • Jörg Widmann – Das Gesicht im Spiegel
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Sontag am Licht
  • Rachel Portman – The Little Prince
  • Somtow Sucharitkul – Mae Naak
  • Keith Burstein – Manifest Destiny
  • Michel van der Aa – One
  • Eric Whitacre – Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings
  • Pascal Dusapin – Perelà, uomo di fumo (Man of Smoke)
  • Sadie Thompson – Rain
  • Flavio Testi – Saül
  • Philip Glass – The Sound of a Voice
  • Gustave Flaubert – The temptation of Saint Anthony
  • Hans Werner Henze – L’Upupa und der Triumph der Sohnesliebe

 

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