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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
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Farinelli or Die Macht der Musik
Siegfried Matthus
Siegfried Matthus
Michael Hampe, Director; Kazushi Ono, Conductor
Axel Köhler (Farinelli)
May 29, 1998
Dresden Music Festival
The opera unfolds the adventurous life of the castrato singer Farinelli. It explores the role of an outsider-- as artist, as castrato-- in human society. It asks from what sources the most sublime art springs and what music (art) can do (or not do) in a world going mad. The subject and treatment are very theatrical, using a rapid sequence of scenes, flashbacks, and simultaneous actions.
SATB, Boys (SA)
2 fl(picc, afl), 2 ob(Eng Hrn), 2 cl(bcl), 1 bsn - 1 tpt, 1 tbn - 2 perc - hp, edb - hpd, cel, synth - str(5 vln1, 2 vln2, 3 vla, 2 vc, 1 db)
Lyrical; contemporary
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