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Shining Brow

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:30 pm
by Roderick Grant
The 1993 opera, "Shining Brow," is yet again being resuscitated ("revived and reimagined," as the article in Wright Society puts it) at Arizona Opera in Phoenix, Sept. 27-9, and in Tucson, Oct. 5, 6. (See for details)

When it premiered in '93, some of the FLWBC members who attended were underwhelmed by the quality of the music. But I think that had more to do with the modern sensibilities of composer Daron Hagen and librettist Paul Muldoon than anything else. To FLW's Beethoven-trained ear, modern music might have a foreign sound, but non-Wright critics gave it good reviews. A CD was recorded, but never released, much to Hagen's consternation ... and mine.

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:43 pm
by DavidC