#166 Santa Fe Opera

Known just as much for its idyllic setting as its commitment to commissioning exciting works from big name composers, the Santa Fe Opera Festival has been the scene for some landmark developments in modern opera.

We’ll feature the premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain as well as three other fascinating Santa Fe opera commissions.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters

Jennifer Higdon: Cold Mountain (excerpts)
Santa Fe Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Harth-Bedoya; Gunn, bar.; Leonard, s.
Live recording
:55, 2:53, 2:37, 1:26, 3:53, 4:33

Peter Lieberson: Triraksha’s Aria from Ashoka’s Dream
Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, ms.; Roger Vignoles, p.
Wigmore Hall Live 0013

Kaija Saariaho: “J’ai appris à parter du bonheur” fr. L’Amour de Loin
Rundfunkchor Berlin & Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Nagano; Belcher, bar.
HM 801937

Ingvar Lidholm: A Dream Play (excerpt)
Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ingebretsen
Caprice 22029

Tobias Picker: “Matthew! Everything I want is Gone” fr. Emmeline
Santa Fe Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Manahan
Albany 284/5

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