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Floyd: Wuthering Heights / Mechavich, Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Symphony


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 721  
Composer:  Carlisle Floyd
Conductor:  Joseph Mechavich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milwaukee Symphony OrchestraFlorentine Opera Company
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The operas of Carlisle Floyd are some of the most performed of living American opera composers. This is the world premiere recording of Floyd’s opera, Wuthering Heights, which was first performed in 1958 by the Santa Fe Opera, but has never been recorded until now. This recording was made by the Florentine Opera in January 2015, with the composer acting as artistic advisor. Carlisle Floyd, who will turn 90 in June 2016, is still composing new operas, his newest presented by Houston Grand Opera in March 2016. The operas of Carlisle Floyd are some of the most performed of living American opera composers. This is the world premiere recording of Floyd’s opera, Wuthering Heights, which was first performed in 1958 by the Santa Fe Opera, but has never been recorded until now. This recording was made by the Florentine Opera in January 2015, with the composer acting as artistic advisor. Carlisle Floyd, who will turn 90 in June 2016, is still composing new operas, his newest presented by Houston Grand Opera in March 2016. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Wuthering Heights by Carlisle Floyd
Conductor:  Joseph Mechavich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra,  Florentine Opera Company
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Featured Sound Samples

Wuthering Heights: Prologue. It Is Lockwood
Wuthering Heights: Where Is Heathcliff?
Wuthering Heights: Here Is a Turkey's Feather

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Interesting new addition to the opera dicsography February 23, 2017 By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA) See All My Reviews "I so looked forward to this opus by Floyd after knowing Susannah but was a bit disappointed in that the voices are not clear on the recording partly due to the volume of the orchestra. The orchestration is excellent as one would expect from Floyd but miked too loudly so that it covers the vocals too much. Also the voices seem to sound like they are in the distance much of the time even though the parts are well sung. It would be nicer to really hear the words since it is in English. The vocalists are well suited to their roles and are able to portray the drama well with their voices. I am happy to see this work has been added to the discography but hope for a cleaner version in the near future." Report Abuse
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