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Hoiby: Bon Appetit!, This is the Rill Speaking / Hess, Cramer, Wilson, Eastman Opera Theatre Orchestra, et al

Album Summary

>Hoiby, Lee : Bon Appetit!, opera in 1 act
>Hoiby, Lee : This Is the Rill Speaking, opera in 1 act
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Two one-act operas by the incomparable Lee Hoiby: 'Bon Appetit!' was written for Jean Stapleton in her late career with music draped over the words and gestures of Julia Child, the mother-of-all foodies. This is the Rill Speaking, with libretto by Mark Shulgasser, is based on a seminal early work by playwright Lanford Wilson, first produced in 1965. It is of the genre of plotless, multivocal evocations of the 20th century small town. Into this theme Wilson introduced that of the birth of the writer, and his short play observes the seed of creativity. Hoiby's musical setting is water to that seed, bringing forth new branches, leaves and berries.



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Works Details

>Hoiby, Lee : Bon Appétit!, opera in 1 act
  • Performer: Kathryn Cowdrick (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benton Hess
  • Ensemble: Eastman Opera Theatre Orchestra
  • Running Time: 18 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 09/1987

>Hoiby, Lee : This Is the Rill Speaking, opera in 1 act
  • Performers: Jordan Wilson (Voice); Lauren Iezzi (Mezzo Soprano); Kate Hannigan (Voice); Joey Wilgenbusch (Tenor); Julia Cramer (Soprano); Brent Arnold (Bass)
  • Conductor: Benton Hess
  • Ensemble: Eastman Opera Theatre Orchestra
  • Running Time: 34 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern