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Daniel Crozier: With Blood, With Ink / Fort Worth Opera

Crozier / Lopez / Becerra / Babcock
Release Date: 08/12/2014 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1513   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Daniel Crozier
Performer:  Audrey BabcockSandra LopezVanessa BecerraIan Mceuen,   ... 
Conductor:  Timothy Myers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fort Worth Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This world premiere recording of With Blood, With Ink, a dramatic opera with music by Daniel Crozier and libretto by Peter Krask, was made in 2014 at the acclaimed Fort Worth Opera Festival. The opera is based on the extraordinary life of the 17th century Mexican nun, Juana Inés de la Cruz, beloved poet, intellectual, and heroic champion of women's freedom. Her choice of life in a convent over marriage protected her brilliant creative life until she was betrayed by ecclesiastical authorities. Celebrated as the “Phoenix of America,” Sor Juana is the first great literary figure in the Americas. Influenced by the operas of Verdi and Britten, With Blood, With Ink, explores how an individual destiny tragically collides with the implacable Read more forces of history and community. - Albany Records Read less

Works on This Recording

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With Blood, With Ink by Daniel Crozier
Performer:  Audrey Babcock (Voice), Sandra Lopez (Soprano), Vanessa Becerra (Voice),
Ian Mceuen (Voice), Jesse Enderle (Voice)
Conductor:  Timothy Myers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fort Worth Opera Orchestra

Sound Samples

With Blood, With Ink: Scene 1: Et lux perpetua (Chorus of Nuns, Sr. Isabel, Sr. Rosa, Dying Juana)
With Blood, With Ink: Scene 2: Inter oves locum praesta (Nuns, Maria Luisa, Dying Juana, Young Juana, Fr. Antonio)
With Blood, With Ink: Scene 3: Oro supplex et acclinis (Chorus of Nuns, Young Juana, Dying Juana, Sr. Andrea, Fr. Antonio, Sr. Rosa, Sr. Isabel)
With Blood, With Ink: Scene 4: Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine (Nuns, Sr. Rosa, Sr. Isabel, Dying Juana, Young Juana, Fr. Antonio, Sr. Andrea)
With Blood, With Ink: Scene 5: Te decet hymnus, Deus in Sion (Nuns, Young Juana, Dying Juana, Sr. Rosa, Maria Luisa, Sr. Andrea, Fr. Antonio)
With Blood, With Ink: Scene 6: Liber scriptus proferetur (Nuns, Dying Juana, Young Juana, Sr. Isabel)
With Blood, With Ink: Interlude - Scene 7: Dies irae, dies illa (Nuns, Sr. Rosa, Sr. Isabel, Young Juana, Archbishop Seijas, Sr. Andrea)
With Blood, With Ink: Scene 8: Confutatis maledictis (Nuns, Fr. Antonio, Dying Juana, Sr. Andrea, Archbishop Seijas, Young Juana)
With Blood, With Ink: Scene 9: Requiem aeternam (Nuns, Sr. Rosa, Sr. Isabel, Dying Juana)

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