Corigliano, James Conlon, LA Opera - The Ghosts Of Versailles mp3 album
The Ghosts of Versailles is an opera in two acts, with music by John Corigliano to an English libretto by William M. Hoffman. The Metropolitan Opera had commissioned the work from Corigliano in 1980 in celebration of its 100th anniversary, with the premiere scheduled for 1983. Corigliano and Hoffman took as the starting point for the opera the play La Mère coupable (The Guilty Mother) by Pierre Beaumarchais. They took seven years to complete the opera, past the initial deadline
Conducted by James Conlon, the production was recorded live by the renowned Soundmirror recording company and will now be released on a splendid HighResAudio double album as part of PENTATONE’s newly launched American Opera Series. The artists of Los Angeles Opera’s 2014 production made as compelling a case for The Ghosts of Versailles as I heard on its first night at the MET in 1991. To have that performance preserved in a recording of this quality is, for this composer, a dream come true.
This recording is from the LA Opera, conducted by James Conlon. GRAMMY WINNER, 59TH AWARDS: Best Opera Recording & Best Engineered Album, Classical . "The Ghosts of Versailles is a strange, multifaceted, ambitious and surprisingly affecting opera whose complexities of plot and staging require considerable.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to celebrate its 100th anniversary, John Corigliano’s The Ghost of Versailles received its premiere at the Met in 1991, twelve years after it had been commissioned and eight years past the centennial season for which it had first been envisioned. corigliano versailles PENTATONE Opera American LAOpera Conlon Orchestral Classical.
Conductor, Music Direction, Primary Artist. Composer, Liner Notes. Joost De Boo. Design. Los Angeles Opera Chorus. Choir/Chorus, Primary Artist. Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal).
Los Angeles Opera Orchestra Orchestra, James Conlon Conductor. CDs: 2 Tracks: 44 Length: 2:35:09. CD 1 of 2. John Corigliano Composer. The Ghosts of Versailles, (opera) Work.
PentaTone's live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles is billed as the world premiere recording, though it was preceded by the 1991 video recording of the Metropolitan Opera's production, which was conducted by James Levine and starred Teresa Stratas. Even so, this 2016 audiophile presentation of the LA Opera production, conducted by James Conlon, is a major event for opera lovers, especially since the Met's recording is difficult to find and performances of The Ghosts of Versailles are rare
Best Opera Recording: WINNER: Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles - James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus). com for the latest Recording Academy news on GRAMMY nominees and winners.
LA Opera proudly presents the first full-scale production in this century of John Corigliano’s grand opera buffa, one of the most acclaimed operas of our time. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny.
|1-1||Prologue: Mon Coursier Hors D'haleine||7:11|
|1-2||All-powerful Queen Of Beauty And Ruler Of My Willing Heart||1:44|
|1-3||Aria: They Are Always With Me: The Unbounded Waiting, The Odor Of Blood On Steel, The Terrible Sound||8:09|
|1-4||My Wife Was Always Hard To Please||2:17|
|1-5||Oh No. Here We Go Again!!||1:39|
|1-6||Prologue: They Wish They Could Kill Me||8:43|
|1-7||Bravo, Beaumarchais! Brilliant! - Then Why Are You Weeping, Your Majesty?||2:12|
|1-8||Magic! It Is Paris, The Autumn Of '93||2:52|
|1-9||And With The One Million Pounds, Grant Her Majesty A Safe Refuge In The New World||3:51|
|1-10||Fool! Idiot! Moron! You Forgot Where Almaviva Plans To Sell The Jewels?||1:12|
|1-11||Recitative: I Can't Wait To Betray Almaviva||2:20|
|1-12||Aria: Oh, The Lion May Roar And The Eagle May Soar.||3:58|
|1-13||I Remember, Master, I Remember!||1:18|
|1-14||Poor Florestine, I Pity Her.||1:59|
|1-15||New Scene: Rosina's Boudoir. They Say New York Is A Lively Town||2:09|
|1-16||Now We Go Back In Time - Cherubino, Cherubino||0:48|
|1-17||Duet: Look At The Green Here In The Glade||7:33|
|1-18||No. I've Had Enough. I See What's Happening Here||2:26|
|1-19||Finale: Selamunaleykum, (Welcome!)||4:02|
|1-20||Finale: His Excellency, the English Ambassador||2:36|
|1-21||Finale: I Am In A Valley And You Are In A Valley||3:37|
|1-22||Finale: Ya Omri. Limatha Hajartani?||3:00|
|1-23||Finale: Tafaddaloo Marhabun Bikoom - Shall We?||5:07|
|2-1||Hurry, Hurry... It's Late! The Second Act Is Beginning!||3:01|
|2-2||Watch. Now Figaro Comes Back||2:21|
|2-3||Wait!... Figaro Was Supposed To Return The Necklace||5:12|
|2-4||Damn That Figaro. He's Your Husband||1:36|
|2-5||Duet: As Summer Brings A Wistful Breeze||3:05|
|2-6||And Now I Must Go - Bless You, Madam, Bless You||1:24|
|2-7||What Is Happening? (Susanna, Marie Antoinette, Figaro, Chorus)||1:55|
|2-8||Antoinette, We Want Your Head! - Order! Order!||0:54|
|2-9||Marie Antoinette Of Lorraine And Austria||6:38|
|2-10||Monarchy. Revolution. It's All The Same To Me - Women Of Paris, Listen!||5:46|
|2-11||Welcome, Madeleine, Welcome||3:09|
|2-12||Quartet: Remember The Chestnut Trees In The Gardens Of The Tuileries?||3:03|
|2-13||I Hope I'm Not Too Late For Your Party||5:20|
|2-15||I Am Very Well, My Dear Marquis||4:05|
|2-16||Quintet: O God Of Love, O Lord Of Light||7:06|
|2-17||We Are Finished - Farewell, My Faithful Friend||3:09|
|2-18||Look, Her Breathing Is Diminished||3:12|
|2-19||Goodbye, Figaro. Goodbye, Beaumarchais||1:59|
|2-20||Aria : No, Beaumarchais. It Is As It Should Have Been. Once There Was A Golden Bird||5:01|
- Composed By – John Corigliano
- Conductor – James Conlon
- Orchestra – LA Opera
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