Blitzstein - The Cradle Will Rock | Bridge BRIDGE9511AB

Blitzstein - The Cradle Will Rock

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Label: Bridge

Cat No: BRIDGE9511AB

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 14th September 2018

Contents

Artists

Ginger Costa-Jackson
Keith Jameson
Christopher Burchett
Audrey Babcock
Matt Boehler
Michael Anderson
Adam Bradley
Jorgeandres Camargo
Dylan Elza
Miles Herr
Justin Hopkins
Heather Jones
Meghan Kasanders
Eric McConnell
Andy Papas
Scott Purcell
Efrain Solis
Nina Spinner
John Tibbetts
Spencer Viator
Brian Wallin
Opera Saratoga

Conductor

John Mauceri

Works

Blitzstein, Marc

The Cradle Will Rock

Artists

Ginger Costa-Jackson
Keith Jameson
Christopher Burchett
Audrey Babcock
Matt Boehler
Michael Anderson
Adam Bradley
Jorgeandres Camargo
Dylan Elza
Miles Herr
Justin Hopkins
Heather Jones
Meghan Kasanders
Eric McConnell
Andy Papas
Scott Purcell
Efrain Solis
Nina Spinner
John Tibbetts
Spencer Viator
Brian Wallin
Opera Saratoga

Conductor

John Mauceri

About

Bridge Records is pleased to be issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features Blitzstein’s original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister. The production is conducted by John Mauceri with direction by Lawrence Edelson. The two-disc set also includes a rare recording of Marc Blitzstein discussing the opera's opening night in 1937.

The opening night of The Cradle Will Rock (16 July 1937) was one of the most infamous in history. The attempt to shut down and censor the production resulted in an improvised performance with Blitzstein playing his score on the piano, which has influenced performances of this American masterpiece for decades. This new recording restores Blitzstein’s brilliant original orchestrations to their full glory.

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