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Subject: Re: Wrong-composer operas
From: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:57:22 -0400
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Montezuma has been the subject of operas by two different composers-

Carl Heinrich Graun and Roger Sessions.  And both have been done

here - the Graun by the Associate Artists Opera and the Sessions by

the Opera Company of Boston.


Angelo from Boston

> On October 13, 2017 at 6:09 PM Rich Lowenthal wrote:
> 
> 
>     A couple more (perhaps raising the obscurity level). There are two
>     Finnish operas based on the novel Juha, one by Merikanto and the other
>     by Madetoja. Both have been recorded.
> 
>     There are two operas of Pique Dame in addition to Tchaikovsky's, by
>     Suppe and Halevy.
> 
>     There are tons of operatic Fausts.
> 
>     Two composers have done operas of Wuthering Heights: Carlisle Floyd and
>     Bernard Herrmann. Not sure either qualifies as "right-composer."
> 
>     And apologies (again) for the pedantry, but the two Rusalkas Vesna cites
>     are different stories--Dvorak's is based on the folktale, while
>     Dargomyzhsky's is based on an unfinished play by Pushkin about a drowned
>     maiden.
> 
>     Rich
> 
>     ------ Original Message ------
>     From: "Vesna Danilovic"
>     To: [log in to unmask] mailto:[log in to unmask] .ORG
>     Sent: 10/13/2017 12:56:40 PM
>     Subject: Re: Wrong-composer operas
> 
>     >While posting, I momentarily forgot that Rach's FdaR was already
>     >mentioned
>     >in the original post. A couple of more examples are then in order :-)
>     >
>     >Dargomyzhsky, a Russian composer, also wrote RUSALKA, better known to
>     >us in
>     >Dvorak's version.
>     >
>     >I haven't heard Mascagni's NERONE but very much love Boito's opera with
>     >the
>     >same title which deserves to be more often performed/recorded, I think.
>     >
>     >Vesna
>     >
>     >On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Vesna Danilovic
>     >wrote:
>     >
>     >>What a marvelous idea for an opera series.
>     >>
>     >>My favorite is also MACBETH though my preference remains for Verdi
>     >>over
>     >>Bloch, whose version is indeed another masterpiece.
>     >>
>     >>If "the same title different composers" is the game and assuming that
>     >>they
>     >>have been staged or recorded at least once in modern times, a few more
>     >>come
>     >>to mind (and I'm sure there must be much more):
>     >>
>     >>PARISINA (Donizetti, Mascagni)
>     >>ALCESTE (Gluck, Lully)
>     >>MEDEE (Charpentier, Cherubini)
>     >>FRANCESCA DA RIMINI (Rachmaninoff, Zandonai)
>     >>MANON LESCAUT (Auber, Puccini; I guess Massenet would not qualify
>     >>because
>     >>it omits "Lescaut" from the title)
>     >>
>     >>Vesna
>     >>
>     >
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