Image

Getty, Gordon - The Canterville Ghost - Foremny, Matthias



Leveranstid: Skickas vanligtvis inom 2-5 dagar
“While my Usher House turns Poe upside down, the libretto for The Canterville Ghost follows Wilde’s short story pretty closely.” So says Gordon Getty about his second Gothic-themed one-act opera, based on the popular short story by Oscar Wilde. The opera serves as the perfect comic foil to the more sinister and disturbing tale of the previous opera, which was loosely based on Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. The Canterville Ghost was first performed in 2015 at Leipzig Opera, with Matthias Foremny conducting the Gewandhaus Orchestra and an international cast of singers. This premiere recording invites us to witness again the delightful culture clash of the Old World invaded by modern Americans, set in a haunted mansion in Victorian England. The unhappy ghost of Sir Simon, who for centuries has tormented the mansion’s inhabitants, is no match for the new pragmatic owners. Sir Simon attempts to scare them away, but finds himself teased and terrorized by the stalwart Otis family instead. He ultimately finds peace and redemption with the help of young Virginia Otis. Getty’s libretto and music serve up the perfect balance of humor and humanity required to bring the much-loved story to life. The theme of the opera is a perfect fit for PENTATONE’s American Opera Series, mirroring how European opera has been transformed by “modern Americans” into something new, while honoring the traditions of its origins. The American Opera Series seeks to highlight the rich and varied examples of how this imported art form has evolved in America. “Wilde’s finest poetry is in his prose, and his finest prose is in his children’s stories. Most are dark. Sacrifice and heartbreak are the themes. The Canterville Ghost looks at the sunnier side. Virginia’s sacrifice, and the ghost’s heartbreak, reach the endings we hoped. Wilde was never in better form. Not many writers could have sent up the stolid Otises or the indignant Sir Simon so richly while leaving us in on their side throughout. The Canterville Ghost is romantic comedy, though with heartbreak and redemption along the way. The dos and don’ts of romantic comedy are pretty much eternal. Wilde has given us one, in short story form, of unique beauty and genius. We laugh and cry, and are enriched. I added music, and some words, with the same intention.”
Fakta
Artikelnummer PTC5186541
Streckkod 0827949054167
Utgivningsdatum 2017-06-16
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Pentatone
Enhet Hybrid SACD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Dirigenter Foremny, Matthias
Ensembler Oper Leipzig
Kompositörer Getty, Gordon
Orkestrar Gewandhausorchester
Disk: 1
1 Scene 1: Great Grandpapa, is there really a ghost
2 Scene 2: My dear Otises
3 Scene 3: Daddy, hurry! Bring the key!
4 Scene 4: My dear sir, I really must insist on your
5 Scene 5: Rising Sun Lubricator!
6 Scene 6: I confess disappointment
7 Scene 7: I fear you are far from well
8 Scene 8: Insupportable! To be lectured on professi
9 Scene 9: Boo!
10 Scene 10: Unclean!
11 Scene 11
12 Scene 12: Fiasco! Disgrace!
13 Scene 13: Again no bloodstain on the armor
14 Scene 14: I hear the ghost has packed his bags
15 Scene 15: Barbara! Barbara! Does anyone hear me?
16 Scene 16: Hiram, she is nowhere in the house
17 Scene 17: She isn’t here
18 Scene 18: Thank you, Mrs. Umney. You may all go to
19 Scene 19: My good Otis, thank you for putting me u
20 Scene 20: Then shall all the house be still
Skriv din egen recension
Du måste logga in för att kunna skriva en recension
Om du tycker om The Canterville Ghost, berätta det gärna för dina vänner! Du kan snabbt och enkelt dela denna sida direkt på Facebook, Twitter och via e-post här nedanför.

Rekommendationer

Image
189 kr
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr - Nutcracker Suite / Capriccio Italien
Image
189 kr
Glazunov, Alexander - Russian Dances
Image
189 kr
Getty, Gordon - Little Match Girl (The) - Fisch, Asher
Image
189 kr
Getty, Gordon - Joan and the Bells - Vedernikov, Alexander
Getty, Gordon - Young America - Vedernikov, Alexander PTC5186040 2013-08-03 189 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Getty, Gordon - The White Election - Delan, Lisa PTC5186054 2013-08-03 189 kr
Ej i lager
Getty, Gordon - Orchestral Works PTC5186356 2013-08-03 189 kr
Getty, Gordon - Plump Jack PTC5186445 2013-08-03 189 kr
Getty, Gordon - Usher House PTC5186451 2013-08-03 189 kr
Getty, Gordon - Piano Pieces - Tao, Conrad PTC5186505 2013-08-03 189 kr
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Mitt konto
Min varukorg: 0 artiklar