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Dean Burry: Baby Kintyre

Burry / Albino / Covey / Mclennan / Mercer / Nash
Release Date: 09/09/2014 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 20314   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dean Burry
Performer:  James McLennanBenjamin CoveyLaura AlbinoEileen Nash,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the summer of 2007, CBC investigators Mary Wiens and John Nicol brought an enthralled CBC Metro Morning audience the tale of a mummified baby found in the floorboards of an East Toronto home. Further investigation to uncover the origins of the child, now known as “Baby Kintyre,” revealed a cast of characters straight from a mystery novel: the glamorous vamp, the mysterious house guest, the prudish and suicidal wife, the adulterous husband and the simple little girl whose bedroom floor became the resting place of a horrible secret. As an opera composer, one is not often given the opportunity to create a work employing a story that is in the process of unfolding. Yet on a warm sunny day in October 2007, Dean Burry was in attendance as the Read more child known only as Baby Kintyre was laid to rest 82 years after his mysterious death.

Set against a backdrop of 1920s Toronto, this radio opera serial not only opened new audiences to the operatic form, but also offered an exciting and innovative new way for the CBC to illuminate and enrich the coverage of current events. The work was extremely well received and subsequently nominated for a Prix Italia Award for musical composition in 2010. Read less

Works on This Recording

Baby Kintyre by Dean Burry
Performer:  James McLennan (Tenor), Benjamin Covey (Baritone), Laura Albino (Soprano),
Eileen Nash (Voice), Shannon Mercer (Soprano), Krisztina Szabo (Mezzo Soprano),
Giles Tomkins (Bass)

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