Mark Adamo: Little Women / Summers, Novacek, Joyce Didonato, Shelton, Tappan

Release Date: 11/16/2010
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: NBD0007
Composer: Mark Adamo
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Mark Adamo LITTLE WOMEN (Blu-ray Disc Version)

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s enduringly popular novel about the adventures of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy in civil-war era New England, Mark Adamo’s opera Little Women has been performed in more than 70 national and international engagements since its 1998 première by Houston Grand Opera and has achieved the status of an American classic. This recording, with a superb cast expertly directed for television, vividly brings to life an opera that The New Yorker hailed as “A beautifully crafted work, brilliantly molding Alcott’s tale into operatic form,” and The New York Times dubbed a “masterpiece”.

Jo – Stephanie Novacek Meg – Joyce DiDonato Laurie – Chad Shelton Beth – Stacey Tappan Amy – Margaret Lloyd John Brooke – Daniel Belcher Friedrich Bhaer – Chen-Ye Yuan Cecilia March – Katherine Ciesinski Gideon Marche – James Maddalena Alma March – Gwendolyn Jones Mr Dashwood – Derrick Parker

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra Patrick Summers, conductor

Peter Webster, stage director Christopher McCollum, set designer Melissa Graff, costume designer David M. Plevan, lighting designer

Directed for TV by Brian Large

Recorded live from the Cullen Theatre, Wortham Theater Center, Houston, Texas, 17-18 March 2000.

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English
Running time: 115 mins
No. of Discs: 1

This is also available in DVD format.
Works on This Recording
1. Little Women by Mark Adamo
Performer: James Maddalena (Baritone), Chen-Ye Yuan (Voice), Gwendolyn Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Daniel Belcher (Baritone), Derrick Parker (Voice), Margaret Lloyd (Soprano), Stacey Tappan (Voice), Stephanie Novacek (Mezzo Soprano), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Chad Shelton (Tenor), Katherine Ciesinski (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1998 ; USA
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