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Time Passing

Poems by the Scottish poet Edwin Morgan and the Irish poet Kerry Hardie as well as Samuel Beckett’s famous “Ping” form the backbone of Barry Guy’s composition Time Passing… The three poets co-exist within a musical framework with an interesting tension between Morgan’s “EPILOGUE:SEVEN DECADES” ( a series of observations of his passing years but with a […]

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Ariodante

Joyce DiDonato (mez) Ariodante Karina Gauvin (sop) Ginevra Sabina Puértolas (sop) Dalinda Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contr) Polinesso Topi Lehtipuu (ten) Lurcanio Matthew Brook (bass-bar) King of Scotland Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (ten) Odoardo Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis  Ariodante is an excellent starting-point for anyone new to Handelian opera. The plot is strong and reasonably credible. The drama moves swiftly, too, Handel sometimes confounding one’s expectations: Ginevra is so incensed by […]

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