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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera. 2014B

Fantastic works and all different. 2014 was an excellent year in the world of opera. The focus today is on the marvellous production from Iceland, and the ending of a very special premiere ‘Shell Rock’ of the Belgium composer Nicholas Lens, about the horrors of the First World War that caused havoc in Belgium.


In this episode extracts from:

Kjartan Sveinsson ( image )- Der Klang des Offenbarung des Göttlichen

Nicholas Lens- Shell Shock


Other productions of opera and operetta of 2014:

Philippe Boesmans – Au Monde

Ricky Ian Gordon- 27

Huang Ruo- An American Soldier

Laura Kaminsky- As One

Charles Wuorinen- Brokeback Maintain

Peter Stopschinski – Bum Phillip

Marc-André Dalbavie- Charlotte Salomon

Steven Stucky- The Classical Style

Ricky Ian Gordon- A Coffin in Egypt

Tobin Stokes- Pauline
Guo Wenjing Rickshaw

Rolf Riehm- Sirenen

Philip Glass- The Trial

John Metcalf- Under Milk Wood

Gordon Getty- Usher House

Lei Lei- Visitors on the Icy Mountain

Erich Seisl- Zeisls Hiob

Daron Hagen- I Hear America Singing

Baudouin de Jaer- La Forêt

Howard Moody- Sindbad

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