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Olesen: The Picture of Dorian Gray / Gustafsson, Danish National Opera


Release Date: 08/24/2016 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 2110415  
Composer:  Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen
Performer:  Jonathan BestAndrew RadleySusanne VintherBolette Bruno Hanson,   ... 
Conductor:  Joachim Gustafsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony OrchestraDanish National Opera Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The staging of Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen's opera The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of the Danish National Opera's bravest ventures in recent years. A choreographed opera with no singers on stage - based on Oscar Wilde's most controversial novel. Like Wilde's novel, Agerfeldt Olesen's opera balances between reality and dream or imagination. Consequently, both sounds from the world of yesterday and outbreaks of the musical genre are present in teh score, though primarily expressing the composer's own distinctive sound.

Sound Format: Stereo 2.0
Subtitles: English, Danish
Region Code: 0 (All)
Running Time: 107 mins
The staging of Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen's opera The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of the Danish National Opera's bravest ventures in recent years. A choreographed opera with no singers on stage - based on Oscar Wilde's most controversial novel. Like Wilde's novel, Agerfeldt Olesen's opera balances between reality and dream or imagination. Consequently, both sounds from the world of yesterday and outbreaks of the musical genre are present in teh score, though primarily expressing the composer's own distinctive sound.

Sound Format: Stereo 2.0
Subtitles: English, Danish
Region Code: 0 (All)
Running Time: 107 mins
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Works on This Recording

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen
Performer:  Jonathan Best (Bass), Andrew Radley (Countertenor), Susanne Vinther (Voice),
Bolette Bruno Hanson (Voice), Birgitte Skarby Riddell (Voice), James Bobby (Baritone),
Jenny Thiele (Voice)
Conductor:  Joachim Gustafsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony Orchestra,  Danish National Opera Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013 

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