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Lee Hoiby: Summer and Smoke

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>Hoiby, Lee : Summer and Smoke, opera in 2 acts

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>Hoiby, Lee : Summer and Smoke, opera in 2 acts
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This is a world premiere recording of Lee Hoiby's 1971 two-act opera, with libretto by Lanford Wilson, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Lee Hoiby, who died on April 8, 2011, was best known as a composer of operas and songs, although he was a child prodigy as a pianist, studying at the University of Wisconsin with Gunnar Johansen and Egon Petri. But on the verge of a career as a concert pianist, he received a scholarship to study composition with Gian Carlo Menotti. His immense contribution to American music, particularly opera and song repertoire is recognized by American singers everywhere. His style is an elegant and unobvious bridging of the lyrical works of Verdi and Gershwin.

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Recording information: Manhattan School Of Music (2010).



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>Hoiby, Lee : Summer and Smoke, opera in 2 acts
  • Performers: Robert Mellon (Voice); Nicole Wiegelt (Voice); Brian Wahlstrom (Voice); Anna Viemeister (Voice); Nickoli Strommer (Voice); Salim Abed (Voice); Steve Gokool (Voice); Allyson Herman (Voice); Michael O'Halloran (Voice); Samatha Korbey (Voice); Matthew Montana (Voice); Audean Farmer (Voice); Briana Hunter (Voice); Vera Rees (Voice); Nicholas Connolly (Voice); Sophia Benedetti (Voice); Jonathan Myers (Voice); Chris Lucier (Voice); Sam Rodd (Voice); Ivan Miller (Voice); Heather Boaz (Voice); Greg Hoyt (Voice); Claire Coolen (Voice); Chloe Niemann (Voice); Anna Lawrence (Voice); Josh Agosto (Voice); Maria Hernandez (Voice); Satchell Beer (Voice); Lindsey Fraser (Voice)
  • Conductor: Steven Osgood
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1971