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Petitgirard - Guru | Naxos - Opera 866030001

Petitgirard - Guru

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Label: Naxos - Opera

Cat No: 866030001

Barcode: 0730099030076

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st August 2011

Contents

Artists

Hubert Claessens
Sonia Petronva
Philippe Do
Karen Wierzba
Philippe Kahn
Marie-Noele Vidal
Budapest Studio Choir
Honved Male Choir
Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest

Conductor

Laurent Petitgirard

Works

Petitgirard, Laurent

Guru

Artists

Hubert Claessens
Sonia Petronva
Philippe Do
Karen Wierzba
Philippe Kahn
Marie-Noele Vidal
Budapest Studio Choir
Honved Male Choir
Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest

Conductor

Laurent Petitgirard

About

Prize-winning French composer Laurent Petitgirard has written accomplished music in many forms.  His opera on the subject of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, was hailed as “a compelling and moving score – the composer’s melodic gift is very much his own” (The Sunday Telegraph). 

Guru
, completed in 2009, is a work of similar stature. Ostensibly it concerns mass suicides in a cult, reminiscent of the 1978 Jonestown suicides, but Petitgirard’s pleas for humanity, and against manipulation, are expressed with tremendous, very personal power, and compelling theatrical immediacy.

This is a world premiere recording.

Cast:
- Guru: Hubert Claessens (bass-baritone)
- Marie: Sonia Petrovna (actress)
- Victor: Philippe Do (tenor)
- Iris: Karen Wierzba (soprano)
- Carelli: Philippe Kahn (bass)
- Marthe: Marie-Noële Vidal (alto)
- New Disciples: Vocal Ensemble A La Carte

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