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Hoiby: The Tempest / Murphy, Balonek, Webber, Davey, Caputo, Benevento, et al

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> The Tempest - Act II: What a strange drowsiness (Sebastian, Antonio)
> The Tempest - Act II: Preserve the King! (Gonzalo, Alonso, Antonio, Sebastian, Ariel, Courtiers)
> The Tempest - Act II: Scene: Tell not me - when the butt is out (Stephano, Trinculo, Caliban, Ariel)
> The Tempest - Act II: Aria: Be not afraid; the isle is full of noises (Caliban)
> The Tempest - Act II: This shall prove a brave kingdom (Stephano, Caliban) - Scene: By'r Lakin (Gonzalo, Alonso, Antonio, Sebastian) - Aria: You are three men (Ariel, Alonso)
> The Tempest - Act III: Alas now, pray you (Miranda, Ferdinand, Prospero)
> The Tempest - Act III: Harmonious! Charmingly! (Ferdinand, Prospero, Ceres, Iris)
> The Tempest - Act III: Avoid! No more! (Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Ariel)
> The Tempest - Act III: Holy Gonzalo, loyal sir and honourable man (Prospero, Courtiers, Antonio, Gonzalo, Sebastian, Alonso, Stephano, Trinculo, Caliban, Ariel, Ferdinand, Miranda, Chorus)
> The Tempest - Act II: Scene: Beseech you sir, be merry (Gonzalo, Alonso, Courtiers)

Album Summary

>Hoiby, Lee : The Tempest, opera
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Notes & Reviews:

First performed in 1986 by the Des Moines Opera with Jacque Trussel as Caliban, the opera has come full circle with this recording of the Purchase Opera where Jacque Trussel served as director. Hoiby, born in Wisconsin in 1926, was infused with operatic ambitions during his studies at Curtis with Gian Carlo Menotti. He has written a number of operas, including several on Albany Records (A Month in the Country, Bon Appetit!, and This Is the Rill Speaking).



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Works Details

>Hoiby, Lee : The Tempest, opera
  • Performers: Diana Wangerin (Voice); Derek Greten-Harrison (Voice); Ilene Pabon (Voice); Jeffrey Taveras (Voice); Molly Davey (Voice); Joshua Benevento (Voice); Rasdia Wilmot (Voice); D'ana Lombard (Voice); Anthony Caputo (Voice); Julian Whitley (Voice); Said Pressley (Voice); Robert Balonek (Voice); Catherine Webber (Voice); JungBum Heo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Hugh Murphy
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1986