Thereís still a hint of jest in the comparison, but itís not without reason that Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally are mentioned now and then in opera circles as ìthe Strauss and Hofmannsthal of the 21st century.î
Incoming general director of Santa Fe Opera, Charles MacKay, has made clear he is ìin the tradition — I will not be an agent for radical change,î at the celebrated New Mexico summer opera festival, MacKay says.
Watching The Queen of Spades staged by a Russian company is often an unforgettable experience.
Composer Frederick Carrilho was born in 1971 in the state of Sao Paulo, and has studied guitar and composition, most recently at UNICAMP in Campinas. His music has been heard at the recent biennial festivals of contemporary music in Rio, with the Profus„o V ñ Toccata making a strong impression at the Bienal of 2007. We spoke in Portuguese.
Alceste, ou Le triomphe díAlcide: TragÈdie en musique in a prologue and five acts.