An international cast of celebrated singers and string players perform recent songs and duets by Jake Heggie. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian Mezzos Zheng Cao, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade Tenor Paul Groves; Baritone Keith Phares Dawn Harms, violin; CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola; Emil Miland, cello; Jake Heggie, piano Texts by Charlene Baldridge, Raymond Carver, Heggie, [more]
Live Recording of World Premiere November 2-6, 2006 Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian (Stephanie) Broadway Soprano Patti LuPone (Anne) Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor Exclusively for download at magnatune.com
Opera in One Act for Soprano, Broadway Soprano and Period Instrument Orchestra (2-2-0-1, 2-0-0-0, 1 perc, 1 harpsichord, 5-5-3-3-1); Libretto by Gene Scheer, based on The Rape of Persephone. Commissioned by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to celebrate its 25th season, and the 20th anniversary of music director Nicholas McGegan. First performance: Nov. 2, 2006 at [more]
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