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This opera surprised me with its' musicality. There is a faint hint of Britten to be found, which lends the work some rich, dark emotion. While I don't think the English language lends itself well to opera, this work is very intruguing. I will certainly have to look for it at my local library to see if it warrants a full purchase.

Do not write operas in English!

This would be golden if not for the operatic English. It just... sounds wrong. :-/


Born: April 16, 1944 in Toledo, OH

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most innovative conductors around, Dennis Russell Davies has performed with the best orchestras the world of classical music and opera have to offer. Davis was born in Ohio in 1944. He later moved to New York to study piano and conducting at the Juilliard School of Music; in 1968 he began to conduct the school's ensemble. He became the musical director for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 1972. In 1980, Davies moved to Germany, but continued to perform in the United States, as well...
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