Ricky Ian Gordon - A Coffin in Egypt
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Cat No: TROY1500
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 28th July 2014
ArtistsFrederica von Stade
Gospel Quartet and Instrumental Ensemble of the Houston Grand Opera
Continuing its tradition of commissioning new operas, the Houston Grand Opera gives the world premiere recording of A Coffin in Egypt by Ricky Ian Gordon.
Based on Texan playwright Horton Foote's single-character play, A Coffin in Egypt possesses all of the depth and lyricism of grand opera. The libretto by Leonard Foglia and music by Ricky Ian Gordon offer the essence of opera’s disarming intimacy.
Set in Egypt, Texas, the triple-entendre title is of symbolic significance to believers and Bible scholars, with the final reference to a literal journey taken by Myrtle, the 90-year-old character in the opera. The emotional journey of this opera takes us through our common experiences of joy, pain and the accepting peace of forgiveness.
The incomparable Frederica von Stade was lured out of retirement to take on the leading tour-de-force role.
Recorded: March 2014
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