Eotvos - Paradise Reloaded (Lilith) | Budapest Music Center BMC226

Eotvos - Paradise Reloaded (Lilith)

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Label: Budapest Music Center

Cat No: BMC226

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd December 2016

Contents

Artists

Annette Schonmuller
Holger Falk
Eric Stoklossa
Rebecca Nelsen
Gernot Heinrich
Andreas Jankowitsch
Michael Wagner
Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra

Conductor

Gregory Vajda

Works

Eotvos, Peter

Paradise Reloaded (Lilith): opera in 12 scenes

Artists

Annette Schonmuller
Holger Falk
Eric Stoklossa
Rebecca Nelsen
Gernot Heinrich
Andreas Jankowitsch
Michael Wagner
Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra

Conductor

Gregory Vajda

About

Following the 2010 Munich world premičre of his opera, The Tragedy of the Devil, Péter Eötvös decided to make some revisions to it. Though following the plot of the original piece, written by the young German playwright Albert Ostermaier, there are some key points where the new material completes or even reconsiders the original one. The resultant piece became effectively a new work in its own right, and was given the title Paradise Reloaded. While in the original play the main protagonist is Lucifer, for Paradise Reloaded the spotlight falls on to a different character, Lilith, the first wife of Adam. In this new piece, Péter Eötvös explores the hypothetical question: what would have happened if our culture which is explicitly based on the Bible had chosen Lilith to be the ancestress of mankind, instead of Eve? The opera was premičred October 2013 in Vienna, followed by its February 2014 Hungarian premičre in Budapest. The cast of soloist on the present CD, recorded in the studio of the Hungarian Radio after the Budapest performance, is the same as of the premičre in Vienna.

Cast:
- Lilith: Annette Schönmüller
- Lucifer: Holger Falk
- Adam: Eric Stoklossa
- Eva: Rebecca Nelsen
- Angel A: Gernot Heinrich
- Angel B: Andreas Jankowitsch
- Angel C: Michael Wagner

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