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Wydawnictwo: Pentatone
Nr katalogowy: PTC 5186754
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: wrzesień 2020
EAN: 827949075469
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski (Kanada), angielski (USA)
Rodzaj: opera

Mazzoli / Vavrek: Proving Up

Pentatone - PTC 5186754
Wykonawcy
Miles Zegner - Michael Slattery, tenor
Mr. Johannes “Pa” Zegner - John Moore, baritone
Mrs. Johannes “Ma” Zegner - Talise Trevigne, soprano
Taller Zegner Daughter - Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano
Littler Zegner Daughter - Cree Carrico, soprano
The Sodbuster - Andrew Harris, bass
International Contemporary Ensemble / Christopher Rountree
Prologue (Uncle Sam’s Farm)
Part I - The Settler’s Scar
Part II - Miles Will Prove Up
Part III - How Pa Obtained the Glass
Part IV - Strange Dreams
Part V - Nore at a Soft Canter
Part VI - Sodbuster
Epilogue (All That’s Required)
A SURREAL AND DISQUIETING OPERA ON THE AMERICAN DREAM

Opera Omaha presents Missy Mazzoli’s opera Proving Up (2018) in its premiere recording with the International Contemporary Ensemble, and conductor Christopher Rountree. Crowned as “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” by Time Out New York, Mazzoli is one of today’s most exciting young composers. Her music is state of the art, frequently employing electronics, but simultaneously full of nostalgia and melancholy.

Mazzoli has received considerable acclaim for her operatic compositions, including Breaking the Waves (2016) and Song from the Uproar (2012). For Proving Up, she works together with librettist Royce Vavrek. Proving Up is based on a short story by Karen Russell, and offers a surreal and disquieting commentary on the American dream through the story of a Nebraskan family homesteading in the late 19th century. Commissioned by the Washington National Opera, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and Opera Omaha, the piece has been receiving rave reviews, and will be presented in several of the biggest US opera houses in the coming years. The Washington Post called it “harrowing…powerful…a true opera of our time”.

This album was recorded at Ware House Productions, Omaha, Nebraska, April 17, 18, 20, 2018.

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