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Robin de Raaff (b.1968): Waiting for Miss Monroe, opera / Laura Aikin, Dutch Nat'l Opera, Steven Sloane (live)

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  1. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Opening $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Action Delayed $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Don’t Give In To Your Fear $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Interlude I $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Yes? $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): I Must Tell You This, Doctor $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Goddess, Well $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): I Had This Dream Last Night $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): I Feel Wonderful Today $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Show Them Attention And They Treat You Like Dirt $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Interlude II $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): No Marilyn $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Can I Speak To Paula For A Moment, Please? $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Action! $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act I (Workday): Cut! $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): Introduction $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): Can’t Do Her B-b-back Like This $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): Is The President Here? $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): Maybe In Another World $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): I’m Here Baby $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): Ladies And Gentlemen $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): You’re Fired! $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): To The Gorgeous Blonde $1.29 on iTunes
  24. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): Happy Birthday $1.29 on iTunes
  25. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act II (Birthday): Paula, When I Die $1.29 on iTunes
  26. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Introduction $1.29 on iTunes
  27. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Will Miss Monroe’s Services Henceforth $1.29 on iTunes
  28. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Interlude I $1.29 on iTunes
  29. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): I’m Here, Foxy Dear $1.29 on iTunes
  30. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Marilyn, I Want You To Come Back To My Studio $1.29 on iTunes
  31. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Interlude II $1.29 on iTunes
  32. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Who’s Speaking? $1.29 on iTunes
  33. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Eve, Tell Me I’m A Great Woman $1.29 on iTunes
  34. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Interlude III $1.29 on iTunes
  35. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): What Are Nights For, I Wonder $1.29 on iTunes
  36. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): There Shall Not Be One Minute In An Hour $1.29 on iTunes
  37. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Interlude IV $1.29 on iTunes
  38. Waiting for Miss Monroe, Act III (Deathday): Was It Goodbye? $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Raaff, Robin de : Waiting for Miss Monroe, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

World premiere recording of the new opera by leading Dutch composer Robin de Raaff, starring soprano Laura Aikin in the role of Marilyn Monroe.

New York Times
Diverting ... a brilliant realization ... In Laura Aikin's tour-de-force portrayal of the title role ... she soars in the vocal stratosphere, shaping phrases expressively and with purpose.

Financial Times
Laura Aikin gives a tour-de-force performance in the title role, sashaying through her part's huge range and spectacular effects with polish and charisma.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (2012-06-07&2012-06-15&2012-).



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>Raaff, Robin de : Waiting for Miss Monroe, opera
  • Performers: Laura Aikin (Soprano); Daniel Belcher (Baritone); Alain Coulombe (Bass Baritone); Dale Duesing (Baritone); Maria Kowan; David Lee; Tom Randle; John Tessier (Tenor); Hendrickje Van Kerckhove
  • Conductor: Steven Sloane
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (2012-06-07&2012-06-15&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 2011-2012
  • Studio/Live: Live