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

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: Daniel Belcher (Baritone); Laura Aikin (Soprano); John Tessier (Tenor); David Lee; Dale Duesing (Baritone); Alain Coulombe (Bass Baritone); Tom Randle; Hendrickje Van Kerckhove; Maria Kowan
  • 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