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Joe Cadagin

Classical Music Writer

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Opera News
12/01/2019
Wold: Uksus

Bohn, Printz; Bekbosunov, Ernst, Cave, Shaikhani; Ensemble, Nies, Mori. Libretto. MinMax MM-020

Opera News
11/01/2019
Sokolović: Sirènes

Valiquette; Szabó; Tyniec, violin; Ensemble vocal Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, Ní Mheadhra; Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, Lacroix. Multilingual texts, no translation. ATMA Classique ACD2 2762

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11/01/2019
Widmann: Arche

Kent Nagano, cond; Marlis Petersen (sop); Thomas E. Bauer (bar); Iveta Apkalna (org); Ch of Hamburg St Op; Audi Jugendchorakademie; Hamburger Alsterspatzen; Hamburg P St O • ECM 2605/06 (2 CDs: 101:04) Live: Hamburg 1/13/2017

Opera News
10/01/2019
Dennehy: The Last Hotel

Boyle, Manley; R. Adams; Crash Ensemble, Pierson. Text. Cantaloupe CA21143

Opera News
10/01/2019
Einem: Der Prozess

Eerens, Vondung; Laurenz, Schmeckenbecher, Schmidlechner, Schneider, Woldt, Kammler; ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gruber. Text and translation. Capriccio C5358 (2)

Opera News
08/01/2019
Adès: The Exterminating Angel

Echalaz, Luna, Coote, Matthews, Rice, Bevan; Kaiser, Davies, Gilfry, Portillo, Antoun, Moore, Burdette, Tomlinson, Van Horn; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Adès. Production: Cairns. Erato 0190295525507 (DVD)/0190295525491 (Blu-ray), 128 mins. (opera), 15 mins. (bonus), subtitles

Opera News
07/01/2019
Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence

Hannigan; Degout, Orendt, Hoare, Boden; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Benjamin. Production: Mitchell. Opus Arte OA 1221 D (DVD)/OA BD 7199 D (Blu-ray), 88 mins. (opera), 5 mins. (bonus), subtitles

Opera News
07/01/2019
Stockhausen: aus LICHT

By the end of the third day of Dutch National Opera's presentation of excerpts from Karlheinz Stockhausen's magnum opus, a sad realization set in: Licht isn’t the transcendent spiritual encounter it purports to be. But if Licht fails, it fails fabulously.

Opera News
06/01/2019
Machover: Valis

Felty, King, Azéma; Mason, Edwards, Runswick, Bogdan; Stephenson (keyboards), Ciampolini (percussion), Machover. Text. Bridge BCD 9007

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Opera News
05/01/2019
Davis: Hagoromo

Károlyi; Tantsits; International Contemporary Ensemble, DeMaison. Text. New Focus Recordings/Tundra TUN009

Opera News
05/01/2019
Fagerlund: Autumn Sonata

Von Otter, Sunnegårdh, Juntunen; Hakala, Söderlund; Chorus and Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera, Storgårds. Text and translation. BIS-2357 SACD (2)

Opera News
04/01/2019
Kaminsky Method

Laura Kaminsky’s Today It Rains bows at Opera Parallèle.

Opera News
02/01/2019
Perla: Shalimar the Clown

Chuchman, Goeldner; Panikkar, Dahl, Allicock; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Chorus, Ogren. Text. Albany Records TROY 1695/96 (2)

Opera News
01/01/2019
Dean: Hamlet

Hannigan, Connolly; Clayton, Gilfry, Begley, Tomlinson, Butt Philip, Imbrailo, Enticknap, Lowrey; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, Jurowski. Production: Armfield. Opus Arte OA 1254 D (DVD)/OA BD7231 D (Blu-ray), 164 mins. (opera), 21 mins. (bonus), subtitles

Opera News
12/01/2018
Reimann: L'Invisible

Harnisch, Schlicht, Miller; Bronk, Blondelle, Severloh, Shaw, Wölfel; Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Runnicles. French text, German translation. OEHMS Classics OC 973 (2)

Opera News
11/01/2018
Adams: Doctor Atomic

Bullock, Johnston; Finley, Sherratt, Staples, Allicock, Farnsworth, Sakker; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Adams. Text. Nonesuch 7559-79310-7 (2)

Opera News
10/01/2018
From Screen to Stage

A surprising number of operas are using cinema for source material.

Opera News
10/01/2018
Lloyd Webber: Jesus Christ Superstar

Bareilles; Legend, Dixon, Daniels, Lewis, Cooper, Grönwall; Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Orchestra, Wright; Masterworks Broadway 19075848422 (2)

Opera News
10/01/2018
Oracle Hysterical: Hecuba

Connery; B. Balliett, D. Balliett, Cole, Treuting. National Sawdust Tracks NS-021

Opera News
09/01/2018
Boesmans: Pinocchio

Briot, Munger, Boulianne; Degout, Le Texier, Beuron; Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie, Davin. French text, no translation. Cypres CYP 4647 (2)

Opera News
09/01/2018
Doyle: Heresy

Halpin, O’Leary, Banks; Crowley, Crowe, Morris, Smith. English text. Heresy 021 (2)

Opera News
07/01/2018
Harrison: Young Caesar

Maultsby, Kamareh; Fisher, Adams, Vilanch, Timur; LA Phil New Music Group, Men of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Lowenstein. No text. The Industry Records

Opera News
06/01/2018
Scartazzini: Edward II

Eichenholz; Nagy, Elgr, Harris, Ulrich, Kryshak, Ott, Brück, Poppe, Hasselt; Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Søndergård. German text, no translation. OEHMS Classics OC 969 (2)

Opera News
06/01/2018
Southern Gothic

Regina, Marc Blitzstein’s opera adaptation of The Little Foxes, brings a starry cast to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Opera News
05/01/2018
Mackey: Orpheus Unsung

Mackey, electric guitar; Treuting, percussion. New Amsterdam Records NWAM091

Opera News
05/01/2018
Paterson: Three Way

Pastin, Ruckman, Bonet, Bonetti; Rutter, Levine, Mason, Treviño; Nashville Opera Orchestra, Williamson. Text. American Modern Recordings AMR 1048 (2)

Opera News
04/01/2018
Saariaho: Only the Sound Remains

Koele, Dijkhuizen; Jaroussky, Tines, van Ommen, Nezer; Kimball-Mentzos (dancer); Dudok Quartet, Kankaanranta (kantele), Hoitenga (flute), KleinJan (percussion), de Ridder. Production: Sellars. Erato 0190295753955, 106 mins., subtitles

Opera News
04/01/2018
Barbara Hannigan: Crazy Girl Crazy

Works by Berio, Berg and Gershwin. Ludwig Orchestra, Hannigan. Alpha Classics 293. Text and translations. “Music is Music,” bonus documentary, director: Amalric.

Opera News
03/01/2018
Adams: The John Adams Edition

Nigl; O’Connor, Mumford; Hoare, Bubeck, Cummings, Medley; Berlin Philharmonic, various. Text and translations. BPHR 170141 (4 CDs, 2 Blu-ray), 336 mins. (concerts), 81 mins. (bonus), subtitled

Opera News
02/01/2018
Glass: The Trial

Hellier, Forbes; Herford, Bennett, Folwell, Druiett, Thomas, Curievici; The Music Theatre Wales Ensemble, Rafferty. Text. Orange Mountain Music 0118 (2)

Opera News
02/01/2018
Vines: Loose, Wet, Perforated

De la Guardia, Lobo; Dodson, Church; Advocat, Stäudlin, Moore, Williams. Text. Navona NV6124

Opera News
01/01/2018
Du Yun: Angel's Bone

Fischer, Charles, Russell, Du; Pfortmiller, Bielfield, McCargar; Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY, Wachner. Text. Vision into Art Records VIA 16 (2)

Opera News
01/01/2018
Andriessen: Theatre of the World

Kesselman, Zavalloni, Houberg, Fetokaki, Bröchler; Melrose, Beekman, van de Woerd; Los Angeles Philharmonic, de Leeuw. Text and translation. Nonesuch 7559-79361-8 (2)

Opera News
12/01/2017
Levinas: Le Petit Prince

Crousaud, Trottmann, Soudain; Lièvre-Picard, Ferreira, Diakoff, Capt, Lapp; Orchestre de Picardie, van Beek. No libretto. Claves 50-1725

Opera News
11/01/2017
Hosokawa: The Raven

Hellenkant; United Instruments of Lucilin, Kawase. Text. Naxos 8.573724

Opera News
10/01/2017
California Sound

John Adams and Peter Sellars create The Girls of the Golden West, a new work about the Gold Rush, for San Francisco Opera.

Opera News
10/01/2017
Prestini: The Hubble Cantata

Rivera; Gunn, Livio; 1B1, NOVUS NY, Washington Chorus, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Wachner. Text. Vision Into Art Records VIA 14

Opera News
08/01/2017
Schwartz: Schikaneder

Seven years after Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Stephen Schwartz’ first unsuccessful foray into opera, the composer–lyricist has returned to something vaguely operatic with Schikaneder, “the turbulent love story behind The Magic Flute” (seen May 10, at Vienna's Raimund Theater).

Opera News
06/01/2017
Little: Dog Days

Worsham, Breckenridge, Duke; Bobick, Marcotte, Tantsits; Newspeak, Pierson. Text. Vision Into Art Records (2)

Opera News
06/01/2017
Hopscotch

Music by Krausas, Lowenstein, McIntosh, Norman, Reid and Rosenboom. The Industry. Texts and translations. The Industry Records TIR003

Opera News
05/01/2017
Sotelo: El Público

Barkmin, Gaudí; López, Tatzl, Arcángel, Méndez, Ramón, Lozano, Caves, San Antonio; Klangforum Wien, Coro Titular del Teatro Real, Heras-Casado. Production: Castro. Bel Air Classiques BAC134 (DVD)/BAC534 (Blu-ray), 142 mins., subtitled

Opera News
05/01/2017
Glass: Einstein on the Beach

Davis, Moran; Silverman, Newell, Williams; The Philip Glass Ensemble, Riesman; The Lucinda Childs Dance Company. Production: Wilson. Opus Arte OA1178D (2 DVDs)/OABD7173D (2 Blu-rays), 264 mins., no subtitles

Opera News
04/01/2017
Pluhar: Orfeo Chamán

Mancini; Pennisi, Capezzuto, Gonzalez Toro; L’Arpeggiata, Pluhar. Text and translation. Erato 0190295969677

Opera News
03/01/2017
Thommessen: The Hermaphrodite

Inderhaug, Gericke, Einarsson; Sødal, Fegran, Hugaas; Oslo Sinfonietta, Eggen. Text and translation. Aurora ACD5049 (2)

Opera News
02/01/2017
Ginastera: Bomarzo

Penagos, Simon, Turner; Novoa, Torigi, Devlin, Gregori, Ellis, Romaguera; Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera Society of Washington, Rudel. No libretto. Sony 88985350882 (2)

Opera News
01/01/2017
Eötvös: Paradise Reloaded (Lilith)

Schönmüller, Nelsen, Francis, Sidak, Hauf; Falk, Stoklossa, Heinrich, Jankowitsch, Wagner; Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Vajda. German text, no translations. BMC CD 226 (2)

Opera News
10/01/2016
Schafer: Apocalypsis

Anderson, Tagaq, Bardos, Bickersteth, Huhtanen, Wang; Carver, Waetford; choirs, ensembles and conductors of the Luminato Festival. Text and translation. Analekta AN 2 8784-5 (2)

Opera News
10/01/2016
Wainwright: Take All My Loves

Prohaska, Welch, M. Wainwright, Cutler; R. Wainwright, de Vries, Nell, Holtz; various speakers; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ogren. Text and translation. DG B0024764-02

Opera News
09/01/2016
Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool

C. Greenwood, J. Greenwood, O’Brien, Selway, Yorke; London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Brunt. XL Recordings 8905276

Opera News
08/01/2016
Glass: The Perfect American

Kelly, McLaughlin, Lomas; Purves, Pittsinger, Kaasch; Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real Madrid, D. R. Davies. Text. Orange Mountain Music OMM 0102 (2)

Opera News
07/01/2016
Worden: YOU US WE ALL

Worden, Davis; Landauer, Gerke, Soto; Baroque Orchestration X. No text. Zosima 001

Opera News
04/01/2016
Hearne: The Source

Hughes, Mounts; Hearne, Robinson, Woody. Texts. New Amsterdam Records NWAM071

Opera News
01/01/2016
Handel: Rinaldo

Geier, Schöder; Giovannini, Götz, Adjei, Willetts; Lautten Compagney Berlin, Katschner; Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & Figli. Production: Colla. Arthaus Musik 102207 (DVD), 108125 (Blu-ray), with two CDs, 137 mins. (opera), 10 mins. (bonus), subtitled

Opera News
11/01/2015
Prometheus: Musical Variations on a Myth

Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin, and Nono. Agerich, Ade-Jesemann, Bair-Ivenz, Krumbiegel; Schadock; Berliner Singakademie; Solistenchor Freiburg; Berliner Philharmoniker, Abbado. Production: Swann. EuroArts 2001944, 57 mins., limited subtitles.

Opera News
10/01/2015
Porrino: I Shardana

Marrocu, Palomba, Ledda; Signorini, Villari, Ruggeri, Balzani, Mangione; Orchestra and Chorus of Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Bramall. Production: Livermore. Dynamic 37683, 114 mins., subtitled

Opera News
10/01/2014
Sikora: Madame Curie

Mikołajczyk; Skałuba, Rak, Skrla; The Choir and Orchestra of the Baltic Opera, Michniewski. Production: M. Weiss. DUX 9884, 95 minutes, subtitled

Opera News
09/01/2014
Mahlermania

Bradić; Pauly; Nico and the Navigators; Members of the Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gnann. Production: Nicola Hümpel. EuroArts 2059558, 100 mins., subtitled

Opera News
04/01/2013
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

Fiebig, Durkin, Pendry, Dark; Rhodes, Coleman-Wright, Fyfe, Breen; Opera Australia Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Summers. Production: Armfield. Sydney Opera House OPOZ56001 (2 DVDs) 183 mins., subtitled

Opera News
11/01/2012
Verdi: Falstaff

Frittoli, Liebau, Naef, Schmid; Maestri, Camarena, Cavalletti; Chorus and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Gatti. Production: Bechtolf. C Major 711108 (DVD) or 711204 (Blu-ray), 126 mins., subtitled

San Francisco Classical Voice

SFCV
10/02/2018
S.F. Symphony Unleashes Stravinsky

Leonidas Kavakos exploits contrasts in the Violin Concerto and Tilson Thomas finds a fresh approach to The Rite of Spring.

SFCV
05/08/2018
Foxtrot Delirium Goes Over the Edge

Composer Martin Matalon’s score for a 1919 silent film comedy isn’t meant as underscoring, and that’s part of the problem.

SFCV
10/25/2017
Snowscape at SFCMP

Hans Abrahmsen’s hour-long meditation, Snow, anchors an entertaining program from S.F. Contemporary Music Players.

SFCV
03/01/2016
Cal Bach Brings Oratorios to Vivid Life

The often-ignored repertory of 17th-century oratorios, was given a vigorous, musically satisfying revival in California Bach Society’s latest concert set.

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01/01/2019
Edition Musikfabrik 12: Stille

Emilio Pomàrico, Enno Poppe, Christian Eggen, Rupert Huber, cond; Sarah Wegener (sop); Marc Bischoff (voc); Ens Musikfabrik • WERGO 68652 (77:34 Text and Translation)

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11/01/2018
Lang: The Cold Trip

Juliet Fraser, Sarah Maria Sun (sop); Mark Knoop (pn); Aleph Gtr Qrt • KAIROS 15018 (61:48 Text and Translation)

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11/01/2018
Jakober: Substantie

Bas Wiegers, cond; Annelie gahl (vn); Michael moser (vc); Asasello Qrt; Klangforum Wien • KAIROS 15007 (47:00)

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11/01/2018
2018 Want List

Albums by Ondřej Adámek, John Adams, David Del Tredici, Du Yun, and Wang Lu

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09/01/2018
Spears: Fellow Travelers

Mark Gibson, cond; Devon Guthrie (Mary Johnson); Alexandra Schoeny (Miss Lightfoot); Aaron Blake (Timothy Laughlin); Joseph Lattanzi (Hawkins Fuller); Marcus DeLoach (Senator Joseph McCarthy); Cincinnati SO • FANFARE CINCINNATI 011 (2 CDs: 110:37 Text and Translation)

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07/01/2018
Ligeti: Requiem, Lux aeterna

Frieder Bernius, cond; Gabriele Hierdeis (sop); Renée Morloc (alt); Kammerchor Stuttgart; Danubia O Óbuda • CARUS 83.283 (56:16)

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05/01/2018
Esposito: Resonating Bodies

Patrizio Esposito, cond; Bettina Berger (fl); Andrea Nagy (cl); Daniela Müller (vn); Christophe Mathias (vc); Anna D’Errico (pn); Yuka Ota

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03/01/2018
Węgłowski: Contemporary Jewish Music

Weronika Dziedzic, Mateusz Łasowski, Justyna Ptaszyńska, Dawid Szurmiej (voc); Maciej Jaroń (vn); David Krakauer (cl); Mikołaj Trzaska (sax); Adam Kośmieja (pn); Cezary Konrad (perc) • KAIROS 15026 (42:38 Text and Translation)

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03/01/2018
Whitley: I Dream Awake

Elena Talarico (pn); Federico De Zottis (s sax); Stefano Grasso (vib); 2Matteo Lorito (bs); 3Eni Lulja, 3Elisa La Marca (gtr); Francesco Marzano (fl); Donna Henderson (nar) • RAVELLO 7971 (63:04 Text and Translation)

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03/01/2018
Hisada: Led by the Yellow Bricks

Sebastian Gottschick, cond; Urs Bumbacher (vn); Nicola Romanò (vc); Hans-Peter Frehner (fl); Manfred Spitaler (cl); Jürg Henneberger (pn, cel); Lorenz Haas (perc); Immanuel Gottschick-Daskalakis (nar) • HAT(NOW)ART 203 (53:48)

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03/01/2018
Cloud River Mountain

Gong Linna (voc); Ashley Bathgate (vc); Robert Black (db); Vicky Chow (pn); David Cossin (perc); Mark Stewart (electric gtr); Ken Thomson (cl, bs cl) • CANTALOUPE 21133 (32:38 Text and Translation)

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01/01/2018
Crean: The Great God Pan

Catherine O’Shaughnessy, cond; Sarah Thompson Johansen (Helen); Maureen Smith (Mary); Erin Moll (Austin); Tobias Wright (Clarke); Matthan Ring Black (Dr. Raymond); Vince Wallace (Villiers); Stephen Uhl, John Cockerill, Jordan Circe, Anatoliy Torchinskiy (pn) • NAVONA 6115 (2 CDs: text)

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01/01/2018
Garner: Dark Holler

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, cond; Alex Sopp (fl, pic); Hideaki Aomori (cl, bs cl); C. J. Camerieri (tpt); Jamie Keesecker (hn); Cameron Britt, Shawn Galvin (perc); Timothy Hambourger (pn); Jacquelyn Bartlett (hp); Sarah Griffin, Rob Moose (vn); Nadia Sirota (va); Clarice Jensen (vc); Shawn Conley (db) • NEW FOCUS 191 (43:40)

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01/01/2018
Glanert: Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch

Markus Stenz, cond; Ana Mikolaj (sop); Ursula Hesse von den Steinen (mez); Gerhard Siegel (ten); Christof Fischesser (bs); David Wilson-Johnson (nar); Leo van Doeselaar (org); Netherlands R Ch; Royal Concertgebouw O • RCO 17005 (82:48 text and translations)

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11/01/2017
Czernowin: Wintersongs

Steven Schick, cond; Kai Wessel (ct); Jeffrey Gavett (bar); International Contemporary Ens • KAIROS 15008 (57:59)

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11/01/2017
Djordjević: Portrait Album

Johannes Schöllhorn, cond; Truike van der Poel (mez); Hannah Weirich (vn); Francesco Dillon (vc); Florentin Ginot (db); Peter Veale (ob); Christine Chapman (hn); Marco Blaauw (tpt); Bruce Collings (tbn); Teodoro Anzellotti (acc); Arditti Qrt; Ens Musikfabrik • WERGO 64222 (67:18)

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11/01/2017
Quindici/Lorusso: Intersezioni

Geminiano Mancusi, Maurice Donnet-Monay, cond; Ruben Mattia Santorsa (gtr); Lucio Miele, Lucio Miele (perc); Jean-Étienne Sotty (acc); Qrt Prometeo; Opera-reading Ens; Ens Interface • STRADIVARIUS 37030 (52:10 Text and Translation) Naples; Bern; Siena

Miscellaneous

Knight Letter: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America
06/14/2017
Alice's Adventures Under Ground, an Opera by Gerald Barry

Presented in concert by the LA Phil New Music Group, Thomas Adès, conductor, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, with: Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Allison Cook, mezzo-soprano; Hilary Summers, contralto; Allan Clayton, tenor; Peter Tantsits, tenor; Mark Stone, baritone; and Joshua Bloom, bass

Studies in Theatre and Performance
06/16/2016
Guy: The Magic of Beverly Sills

Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Press, 2015, 272 pp., $29.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-252-03973-7