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Ades: Powder Her Face / Ades, Gomez, Almeida Ensemble


Release Date: 11/03/1998 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 56649   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas Adčs
Performer:  Jill GomezValdine AndersonNiall MorrisRoger Bryson
Conductor:  Thomas Adčs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Almeida Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 56 Mins. 

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[T]he production is superbly executed, and that all four vocalists are outstanding: Jill Gomez projects real "presence" as the only singer without multiple roles, and Roger Bryson delivers his lines with a sort of sputtering rage that had me both terrified and guffawing in places. And Niall Morris and Valdine Anderson almost steal the show with their merry-go-round of roles, delivered in a breathless rush of virtuosity.

-- Robert Carl, FANFARE [7/1999]

This recording was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for "Best Opera Recording."
[T]he production is superbly executed, and that all four vocalists are outstanding: Jill Gomez projects real "presence" as the only singer without multiple roles, and Roger Bryson delivers his lines with a sort of sputtering rage that had me both terrified and guffawing in places. And Niall Morris and Valdine Anderson almost steal the show with their merry-go-round of roles, delivered in a breathless rush of virtuosity.

-- Robert Carl, FANFARE [7/1999]

This recording was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for "Best Opera Recording."
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Works on This Recording

1.
Powder Her Face, Op. 14 by Thomas Adčs
Performer:  Jill Gomez (Soprano), Valdine Anderson (Soprano), Niall Morris (Tenor),
Roger Bryson (Bass)
Conductor:  Thomas Adčs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Almeida Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, England 
Length: 115 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 

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