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RUDERS: Handmaid's Tale (The)

Dacapo
RUDERS: Handmaid's Tale (The)

Composer(s):Ruders, Poul
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.224165-66
Label Dacapo
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 15.98
 

 

   




Review By Jed Distler,Schwann Inside,

"In the restless, ever-changing world of modern opera, one seldom encounters a work whose musical, literary and dramatic components embody equal brilliance. Still more rarely does one find a work in which these components are unified into a sophisticated, grandly scaled and utterly gripping theatrical whole. The Handmaid's Tale is precisely this kind of work. Its bleakly futuristic storyline, astonishingly variegated orchestral palette and clear, vivid libretto seize your attention, provoke your sensibilities and engage rather than bait your emotions.

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Review By David Murray,Compact Choice,

"Dacapo's alacrity with Poul Ruders' new opera. The Handmaid's Tale, has been remarkable, and was surely fuelled by the whole-heartedly enthusiastic popular and critical reception of the piece when it was premiered in Copenhagen last March. The work is already scheduled at opera houses in several other capitals. To get anything like this amount of attention, a 'contemporary' opera has to be very good or very flashy. Rugers' opera is both. As a grim 'music-drama', at least, it is hughly effective; there are striking solos and ensembles too, but so closely geared to their moments in the drama that it's doubtful whether they could prosper as isolated 'Highlight from The Handmaid's Tale' on a single CD. No; what you need, if you­Ýre seriously interested, is the whole opera.The recorded

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Review By Jed Distler,Schwann Inside,

"In the restless, ever-changing world of modern opera, one seldom encounters a work whose musical, literary and dramatic components embody equal brilliance. Still more rarely does one find a work in which these components are unified into a sophisticated, grandly scaled and utterly gripping theatrical whole. The Handmaid's Tale is precisely this kind of work. Its bleakly futuristic storyline, astonishingly variegated orchestral palette and clear, vivid libretto seize your attention, provoke your sensibilities and engage rather than bait your emotions.

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