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Hughes: When The Flame Dies / Carlos Del Cueto, New Music Players [CD & DVD]

Hughes / Grint / New Music Players / Del Cueto
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 77203  
Composer:  Ed Hughes
Performer:  Emily PhilipsJulian PodgerLucy WilliamsEdward Grint,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlos Del Cueto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Music Players
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A new opera, with libretto by Roger Morris based on the Orpheus legend, a main character alluding to Jean Cocteau, by British composer Ed Hughes. A stunning work in one Act, it is presented here in both audio CD and a DVD of the concert performance recording. The DVD also contains a short film by Sheryl Jenkins "'The Symptoms of his Madness were as Follows".

DVD: dual sided, PAL & NTSC compatible, region 0 (universal play)

“An intriguing Cocteau-esque opera that resists reaching for easy harmonic comforts... there is no gainsaying the vocal skills of the persuasive soloists, notably the mezzo-soprano Lucy Williams, who characterises her role with conviction.” – Barry Forshaw (Classical CD Choice / North
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“Lucy Williams, haughty and beautiful, expressing much through her exquisite singing... an absorbing piece and an exciting introduction to Ed Hughes' music.” – Rick Jones (Music Blog)
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Works on This Recording

1. When The Flame Dies by Ed Hughes
Performer:  Emily Philips (Soprano), Julian Podger (Tenor), Lucy Williams (Mezzo Soprano),
Edward Grint (Bass), Andrew Radley (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Carlos Del Cueto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Music Players

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