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Bjork: Vespertine - A Pop Album as an Opera


Release Date: 04/12/2019 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 978  
Composer:  Jan Dvorak
Performer:  Ji YoonAki HashimotoSimon OeschRaymond Ayers
Conductor:  Matthew Toogood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim National Theaters OrchestraMannheim National Theaters ChoirMannheim National Theaters Children's Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An album as an opera. Pop music is theatrical, it lives on stories, constantly creating new characters of art. In addition, no other style has changed and influenced music reception so enduringly as pop music. Most people can draw biographical references on the map of pop music. So, it seems high time to open the doors of the opera to a new visitor. With its symphonic elements, dramatic singing lines and ethereal choir vocals, Vespertine seems to be the perfect model for the complex project. OehmsClassics begins the new partnership with the Nationaltheater Mannheim (NTM Edition) with a bang. Rarely has a premiere in Germany experienced such a press echo as this did in May 2018. An album as an opera. Pop music is theatrical, it lives on stories, constantly creating new characters of art. In addition, no other style has changed and influenced music reception so enduringly as pop music. Most people can draw biographical references on the map of pop music. So, it seems high time to open the doors of the opera to a new visitor. With its symphonic elements, dramatic singing lines and ethereal choir vocals, Vespertine seems to be the perfect model for the complex project. OehmsClassics begins the new partnership with the Nationaltheater Mannheim (NTM Edition) with a bang. Rarely has a premiere in Germany experienced such a press echo as this did in May 2018. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Vespertine by Jan Dvorak
Performer:  Ji Yoon (Soprano), Aki Hashimoto (Soprano), Simon Oesch (Treble),
Raymond Ayers (Baritone)
Conductor:  Matthew Toogood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim National Theaters Orchestra,  Mannheim National Theaters Choir,  Mannheim National Theaters Children's Chorus
Period: Contemporary 

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