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The Bald Soprano
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written by Eugene Ionesco, 1909-1994; directed by Ron Myrvik, fl. 1976-2010; composed by Martin Kalmanoff, 1920-2007 (1999); conducted by Richard Marshall; produced by Ron Myrvik, fl. 1976-2010 and Richard Marshall, Center for Contemporary Opera, New York, NY; performed by Blaine Hendsbee, fl. 1999, Patricia Dell, fl. 1999, Elem Eley, fl. 1999, Lynn Matthews, fl. 1991-1999, Keith Howard, fl. 1999 and Deborah Massell, fl. 1999, Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) (The Cinema Guild, 1999), 1 hour 2 mins
The 1950 debut of Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano, a "mixture of social satire, Alice in Wonderland-type logic, verbal delirium and surrealist farce," stirred a sensation in Paris. For the fiftieth anniversary of the Theater of the Absurd's founding work, the piece has been adapted by The Center for Contemporary...
written by Eugene Ionesco, 1909-1994; directed by Ron Myrvik, fl. 1976-2010; composed by Martin Kalmanoff, 1920-2007 (1999); conducted by Richard Marshall; produced by Ron Myrvik, fl. 1976-2010 and Richard Marshall, Center for Contemporary Opera, New York, NY; performed by Blaine Hendsbee, fl. 1999, Patricia Dell, fl. 1999, Elem Eley, fl. 1999, Lynn Matthews, fl. 1991-1999, Keith Howard, fl. 1999 and Deborah Massell, fl. 1999, Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) (The Cinema Guild, 1999), 1 hour 2 mins
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Capriccio
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directed by Stephen Lawless, fl. 1985; composed by Richard Strauss, 1864-1949 (1941); conducted by Donald Runnicles, 1934-; choreographed by Eleanor Fazan; designed by Mauro Pagano, Thierry Bosquet, Thomas J. Munn; performed by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944-, Håkan Hagegård, 1945-, Tatiana Troyanos, 1938-1993, Victor Braun, 1935-, David Kuebler, 1947-, Simon Keenlyside, 1959-, Michel Sénéchal, 1927-, Dale Travis, Maria Fortuna and Craig Estep, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus, in Capriccio (ArtHaus Musik, 1993), 2 hours 24 mins
Capriccio is somewhat unique in the opera repertoire. this "conversation piece for music in one act" was written in 1942 during Strauss' later years and concerns an intellectual discussion at a soiree about whether words or music are the most important in opera, thus an opera itself. Strauss himself feared that th...
directed by Stephen Lawless, fl. 1985; composed by Richard Strauss, 1864-1949 (1941); conducted by Donald Runnicles, 1934-; choreographed by Eleanor Fazan; designed by Mauro Pagano, Thierry Bosquet, Thomas J. Munn; performed by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944-, Håkan Hagegård, 1945-, Tatiana Troyanos, 1938-1993, Victor Braun, 1935-, David Kuebler, 1947-, Simon Keenlyside, 1959-, Michel Sénéchal, 1927-, Dale Travis, Maria Fortuna and Craig Estep, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus, in Capriccio (ArtHaus Musik, 1993), 2 hours 24 mins
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Der Rosenkavalier
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composed by Richard Strauss, 1864-1949 (1910); conducted by Semyon Bychkov, 1952-; choreographed by Philippe Giraudeau, 1955-; designed by Peter Pabst, Peter Pabst, Robert Carsen, 1954- and Peter van Praet; produced by Margit Czöppan, fl. 2002-2012; performed by Adrianne Pieczonka, 1963-, Franz Hawlata, 1963-, Angelika Kirchschlager, 1966-, Franz Grundheber, 1937-, Miah Persson, 1969-, Ingrid Kaiserfeld, 1961-, Jeffrey Francis, fl. 1996, Elena Batoukova-Kerl, fl. 2012, Florian Boesch, 1971-, John Dickie, Michael Roider, fl. 1992, Peter Loehle, Piotr Beczala, Aleksandra Zamojska, Eberhard F. Lorenz, fl. 1997 and Markus Petsch, fl. 2004, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, in Der Rosenkavalier (ArtHaus Musik, 2006), 3 hours 22 mins
Arthaus presents one of the most talked about productions of recent Salzburg festival years – the 2004 staging of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. The musical comedy has a deep-rooted performance tradition at the Salzburg Festival, but Robert Carsen’s new reading opened up a new view of this operatic staple while...
composed by Richard Strauss, 1864-1949 (1910); conducted by Semyon Bychkov, 1952-; choreographed by Philippe Giraudeau, 1955-; designed by Peter Pabst, Peter Pabst, Robert Carsen, 1954- and Peter van Praet; produced by Margit Czöppan, fl. 2002-2012; performed by Adrianne Pieczonka, 1963-, Franz Hawlata, 1963-, Angelika Kirchschlager, 1966-, Franz Grundheber, 1937-, Miah Persson, 1969-, Ingrid Kaiserfeld, 1961-, Jeffrey Francis, fl. 1996, Elena Batoukova-Kerl, fl. 2012, Florian Boesch, 1971-, John Dickie, Michael Roider, fl. 1992, Peter Loehle, Piotr Beczala, Aleksandra Zamojska, Eberhard F. Lorenz, fl. 1997 and Markus Petsch, fl. 2004, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, in Der Rosenkavalier (ArtHaus Musik, 2006), 3 hours 22 mins
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The Gift of the Magi
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directed by Raimo Hartzell; composed by Einojuhani Rautavaara, 1928-2016 (1995); conducted by Petri Sakari; designed by Esko Eskola, Eero Poskela and Raima Pesola; produced by Gabriele Faust, fl. 1993; performed by Pia Freund, Jaakko Kortekangas, Martti Wallén, Anna-Lisa Jakobsson and Lassi Virtanen, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Veräjäpelto Choir, in The Gift of the Magi (ArtHaus Musik, 1997), 45 mins
Created specially for television and recorded in studio, this short opera by one of today’s most eminent Finnish composers is based on a Christmas story by the American writer O. Henry. Rautavaara sets The Gift of the Magi in a poor district of Helsinki in the 1920s. Snow covers the ground and the poor tenants o...
directed by Raimo Hartzell; composed by Einojuhani Rautavaara, 1928-2016 (1995); conducted by Petri Sakari; designed by Esko Eskola, Eero Poskela and Raima Pesola; produced by Gabriele Faust, fl. 1993; performed by Pia Freund, Jaakko Kortekangas, Martti Wallén, Anna-Lisa Jakobsson and Lassi Virtanen, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Veräjäpelto Choir, in The Gift of the Magi (ArtHaus Musik, 1997), 45 mins
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Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele (1983, unfinished) [fragment]
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directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Claude Vivier, 1948-1983 (1983); conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam and Schönberg Ensemble (Opus Arte, 2006), 6 mins
This is a performance of Claude Vivier's Reves d'un Marco Polo, performed by Schonberg Ensemble and ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam, and conducted by Reinbert De Leeuw.
directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Claude Vivier, 1948-1983 (1983); conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam and Schönberg Ensemble (Opus Arte, 2006), 6 mins
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Ice and Steel
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composed by Vladimir Deshevov, 1889-1955 (1929); conducted by Will Humburg; choreographed by Fabian Posca; designed by Johann Jörg, fl. 1989, Nicola Reichert; produced by Torsten Bönnhoff, fl. 2012, Erwin Sturzer, fl. 2003 and Florian Rettich, fl. 1996-2015; performed by Jevgenij Taruntsov, fl. 1975, Anna Toneeva, fl. 2008, Hiroshi Matsui, 1967-, Algirdas Drevinskas, fl. 1991, Oxana Arkaeva, fl. 2010, Otto Daubner, Stefan Röttig, fl. 2004, Patrick Simper, fl. 2001 and Rupprecht Braun, fl. 1981, Saarländisches Staatsorchester and Chorus of the Saarländisches Staatstheater, in Ice and Steel (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 1 hour 36 mins
Ice and Steel – A unique historical witness! During the 1920s Vladimir Dechevov (1889 – 1955) was regarded as one of the most promising younger Soviet composers. Darius Milhaud, who made his acquaintance in 1926 during a visit to Leningrad, praised him in the French press as a “genius” and “extremely ori...
composed by Vladimir Deshevov, 1889-1955 (1929); conducted by Will Humburg; choreographed by Fabian Posca; designed by Johann Jörg, fl. 1989, Nicola Reichert; produced by Torsten Bönnhoff, fl. 2012, Erwin Sturzer, fl. 2003 and Florian Rettich, fl. 1996-2015; performed by Jevgenij Taruntsov, fl. 1975, Anna Toneeva, fl. 2008, Hiroshi Matsui, 1967-, Algirdas Drevinskas, fl. 1991, Oxana Arkaeva, fl. 2010, Otto Daubner, Stefan Röttig, fl. 2004, Patrick Simper, fl. 2001 and Rupprecht Braun, fl. 1981, Saarländisches Staatsorchester and Chorus of the Saarländisches Staatstheater, in Ice and Steel (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 1 hour 36 mins
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Jenůfa
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directed by Olivier Tambosi, fl. 1989; composed by Leoš Janáček, 1854-1928 (1903); conducted by Peter Schneider, 1939-; designed by Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Hans Toelstede; produced by Pietro D'Agostino, fl. 1989-2011; performed by Viorica Cortez, 1935-, Eva Marton, 1943-, Nina Stemme, 1963-, Pär Lindskog, Rolf Haunstein, Ana Nebot, Sandra Galiano, Carole Marais, Enric Serra, Begoña Alberdi, Christiane Boesiger and Jorma Silvasti, Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Jenůfa (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 2 hours 8 mins
Arthaus presents a staging of Jenůfa sung in the original Czech language. The production was directed by French- Austrian opera director Olivier Tambosi. For Janáček, opera was a vehicle for describing reality, and he pushed this idea to the point of fashioning a new theory about verismo. Its basis was that the...
directed by Olivier Tambosi, fl. 1989; composed by Leoš Janáček, 1854-1928 (1903); conducted by Peter Schneider, 1939-; designed by Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Hans Toelstede; produced by Pietro D'Agostino, fl. 1989-2011; performed by Viorica Cortez, 1935-, Eva Marton, 1943-, Nina Stemme, 1963-, Pär Lindskog, Rolf Haunstein, Ana Nebot, Sandra Galiano, Carole Marais, Enric Serra, Begoña Alberdi, Christiane Boesiger and Jorma Silvasti, Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Jenůfa (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 2 hours 8 mins
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Kopernikus, Opéra rituel de mort en deux parties
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directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Claude Vivier, 1948-1983 (1979); conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Claron McFadden, Tomoko Makuuchi, Marion van den Akker, Lani Poulson, Karl Daymond, Richard Lloyd Morgan and Harry van der Kamp, 1947-, ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam and Schönberg Ensemble, in Rêves d'un Marco Polo (Opus Arte, 2006), 1 hour 24 mins
This is a performance of Claude Vivier's Reves d'un Marco Polo, performed by Schonberg Ensemble and ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam, and conducted by Reinbert De Leeuw.
directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Claude Vivier, 1948-1983 (1979); conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Claron McFadden, Tomoko Makuuchi, Marion van den Akker, Lani Poulson, Karl Daymond, Richard Lloyd Morgan and Harry van der Kamp, 1947-, ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam and Schönberg Ensemble, in Rêves d'un Marco Polo (Opus Arte, 2006), 1 hour 24 mins
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Lonely Child (1980)
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directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Claude Vivier, 1948-1983 (1980); conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Susan Narucki, ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam and Schönberg Ensemble, in Rêves d'un Marco Polo (Opus Arte, 2006), 16 mins
This is a performance of Claude Vivier's Reves d'un Marco Polo, performed by Schonberg Ensemble and ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam, and conducted by Reinbert De Leeuw.
directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Claude Vivier, 1948-1983 (1980); conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Susan Narucki, ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam and Schönberg Ensemble, in Rêves d'un Marco Polo (Opus Arte, 2006), 16 mins
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Marco Polo
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directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Tan Dun, 1957- (1995); conducted by Tan Dun, 1957-; choreographed by Nanine Linning; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Charles Workman, Sarah Castle, Stephen Richardson, Nancy Allen Lundy, Zhang Jun, Tania Kross and Stephen Bryant, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Cappella Amsterdam, in Marco Polo (Opus Arte, 2009), 2 hours 37 mins
In Marco Polo, an opera within an opera, composer Tan Dun portrays the Venetian explorers travels to the Far East as a journey of both inner and physical discovery, a voyage depicting spiritual experiences as well as a geographical expedition. At the same time the work, on a libretto by Paul Griffiths, can be seen...
directed by Pierre Audi; composed by Tan Dun, 1957- (1995); conducted by Tan Dun, 1957-; choreographed by Nanine Linning; designed by Jean Kalman, fl. 1979, Angelo Figus, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Charles Workman, Sarah Castle, Stephen Richardson, Nancy Allen Lundy, Zhang Jun, Tania Kross and Stephen Bryant, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Cappella Amsterdam, in Marco Polo (Opus Arte, 2009), 2 hours 37 mins
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