- Matthew Hayward (Voice)
- Jose Rubio (Voice)
- John Holiday (Voice)
- Caitlin Mathes (Voice)
- Lindsay Ohse (Voice)
- Nicholas Nelson (Voice)
- Anne Reed (Voice)
- Andre Chiang (Voice)
- Richard Troxell (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
Orange Mountain Music presents the world première recording of Philip Glass's opera Galileo Galilei featuring The Portland Opera Orchestra conducted by Anne Manson. In 2010, the Portland Opera and Anne Manson teamed with Glass' long-time producer Michael Riesman to produce the Glass masterpiece Orphée. The team reunited in 2012 during a run of performances in Portland to take on Glass' 2002 opera Galileo Galilei, with a libretto by Mary Zimmerman and Arnold Weinstein, featuring a roster of dynamic singers. The Opera draws from letters of Galileo and his family and various other documents to retrospectively journey through Galileo's life. It explores his religiosity as well as his break with the church, and expands into the greater relationship of science to both religion and art.
American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Mary Zimmerman's libretto (written with some assistance from Glass and Arnold Weinstein) suits the project very well. Galileo's opening soliloquy contrasts sharply with the second scene representing his recantation. The scoring for chamber ensemble allows the libretto to be clearly heard, and Anne Manson's direction is, as usual, first-rate. The booklet includes the full text, biographies of the performers, and several marvelous photographs from a production. I hope to see a video of the opera one day.
Recording information: Newmark Theater, Portland, Oregon (03/30/2012-04/07/2012).
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Works DetailsGlass, Philip : Galileo Galilei, opera
- Performers: Matthew Hayward (Voice); Jose Rubio (Voice); John Holiday (Voice); Caitlin Mathes (Voice); Lindsay Ohse (Voice); Nicholas Nelson (Voice); Anne Reed (Voice); Andre Chiang (Voice); Richard Troxell (Tenor)
- Conductor: Anne Manson
- Ensemble: Portland Opera Orchestra
- Notes: Newmark Theater, Portland, Oregon (03/30/2012-04/07/2012)
- Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Written: 2002