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Ionarts in Santa Fe: 'The Impresario' / 'Le rossignol'

Erin Morley (Nightingale), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Emperor of China),
and cast in Le Rossignol, Santa Fe Opera (photo by Ken Howard)

Charles T. Downey, Stravinsky and Mozart make colorful music together in Santa Fe Opera double bill
The Classical Review, August 8

Santa Fe Opera had a special connection to Igor Stravinsky in the last fifteen years of his life. So it was fitting that the company revived the composer’s Le Rossignol this season, especially since Stravinsky himself once conducted it in Santa Fe. The company’s first production of this unusual opera-ballet in over forty years...
available at Amazon
Stravinsky, Le rossignol / Renard, N. Dessay, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris, J. Conlon
Stravinsky, Le Rossignol
Mozart, The Impresario
Santa Fe Opera

See Also:
Natalie Dessay's 'Le Rossignol' (2005), truly bizarre film directed by Christian Chaudet (YouTube)

Hans Christian Andersen, The Nightingale (1844)

The interpolated music in The Impresario includes one of my favorite minor Mozart works, the four-part scatological canon Bona nox, K. 561, whose final lines should not be reproduced in a family publication

Other Reviews:
Heidi Waleson, Santa Fe's Modern Makeovers (Wall Street Journal, August 5)

Scott Cantrell, A befuddling Mozart-Stravinsky double bill in Santa Fe (Dallas Morning News, August 2)

Ray Mark Rinaldi, Santa Fe Opera upsets Mozart, and Chinese history, to keep things fresh (Denver Post, July 30)

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