24. October 2005 · Comments Off on An Opera I’d Like to Hear · Categories: imported, Ramble

I know another blogger wrote about The Mines of Sulphur recently. I just can’t remember who it was. But anyway, I read a review at Playbill and it included this:

Lush, broadly scored unison string chords outline the plaintive, sad nature of her longing, but it is the plangent solo oboe that speaks for her above all. Listen for it, as it will break your heart. In a spoken play, such a desire can be obvious; in opera, it can be magnetic, tragic.

Makes me want to hear it even more!

The composer, just FYI, is Richard Rodney Bennett. I don’t believe I’ve ever played anything by him.

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