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Bennett: The Mines of Sulphur / Robertson, Irmiter, et al

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>Bennett, Richard R. : The Mines of Sulphur, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's Gothic opera, 'The Mines of Sulphur', is reminiscent of suspense thrillers from Poe to Hitchcock. The opera's gritty but eminently accessible score is full of brilliant instrumental detail and canny theatrical underlining of Beverley Cross's eerie and original libretto. "A diamentine, dramatically charged score full of brillant instrumental detail and canny theatrical underlining." - New York Magazine


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>Bennett, Richard R. : The Mines of Sulphur, opera
  • Performers: Brian Anderson (Trumpet); Dorothy Byrne (Mezzo Soprano); Beth Clayton (Mezzo Soprano); Kristopher Irmiter (Bass Baritone); Brandon Jovanovich (Tenor); James Maddalena (Baritone); Michael Simpson (Baritone); Caroline Worra (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Stewart Robertson
  • Ensemble: Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, NY (08/05/2004/08/07/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965