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American Opera Classics - Hagen: Shining Brow / Falletta, Orth, Harris, Frankenberry, Buffalo PO, et al

Album Summary

>Hagen, Daron : Shining Brow, opera in 2 acts and a prologue
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Daron Hagen and Paul Muldoon's first, and highly successful, opera is based on the life of the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin (Welsh for 'Shining Brow'), the home he built for himself in Wisconsin. Popular with audiences and critics alike, 'Shining Brow' has been hailed as a masterpiece full of fresh ideas, and is frequently performed. "Hagen has a gift for the big tune, and he serves up some beauties" ('New York Times'). "Its libretto is unusually inventive and poetic" ('Capital Times').


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>Hagen, Daron : Shining Brow, opera in 2 acts and a prologue
  • Performers: James Demler (Baritone); Elaine Valby (Soprano); Gilda Lyons (Voice); Tony Barton; Eric Fleischer; Jennifer Reckamp; Rob Frankenberry (Piano); Elem Eley (Baritone); Robert Orth (Voice); Brenda Harris (Soprano); Matthew Curran (Bass Baritone); Deborah Fleischer
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Kleinhaus Music Hall, Buffalo, NY (11/04/2006-11/05/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1990-1992
  • Studio/Live: Live