Featuring Victoria Livengood, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Lucas Meacham, Lucy Schaufer, and others. James Conlon conducts the L.A. Opera. Two hybrid SACDs.
Cast of characters, production note by the librettist, synopsis, complete lib- retto. A grand opera buffa in two acts. Suggested by La Mere Coupable of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera Company for its 100th anniversary.
Chorus from the third scene of Act I of "Ghosts of Versailles" on text by William M. Hoffman.
Synopsis on the opera and the aria. Text by William M. Hoffman.
On text by William M. Hoffman.
Libretto by William M. Hoffman. Synopsis included.
Edited by Yo-Yo Ma, who premiered in May 1993 with Emanuel Ax, piano at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Commissioned jointly by the Library of Congress and the Freer Gallery of Art. Program note by the composer. Duration: ca. 12 minutes.
This aria comes from the final scene of Corigliano's opera. With a synopsis and note on the music. Libretto by William M. Hoffman.
Transcribed by Tellef Johnson. Libretto by William M. Hoffman. With synopsis of story.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera Co. for its 100th anniversary. Premiered in December 1991, James Levine conducting. With synopsis, characters, production note. Cast. Instrumentation, explanation of symbols. Suggested by La Mere coupable of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
This disc also includes Corigliano's Phantasmagoria - Suite from The Ghosts of Versailles. JoAnn Falletta conducts the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
"Quintet and Miserere" from Act II, scene 8 from the opera, "The Ghosts of Versailles." With brief introduction by the arranger.
…& E. Cools) Performers: Janet Simpson (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano (Vocal)). -- Träume (Dreams) for violin & small orchestra in A flat major (from Wesendonck Lieder No. 5), WWV 91b (4:33) Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano (Vocal)). -- Ghosts of Versailles, opera -- Danny Boy (4:45).