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The Death of Klinghoffer

Author: John AdamsAlice GoodmanJanice FeltyStephanie FriedmanSheila NadlerAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Elektra Nonesuch, ℗1992.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : English
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Genre/Form: Operas
Drama
Théâtre
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Adams; Alice Goodman; Janice Felty; Stephanie Friedman; Sheila Nadler; Thomas Young; James Maddalena; Eugene Perry; Sanford Sylvan; Thomas Hammons; Kent Nagano; London Voices.; Opéra de Lyon. Orchestre.
OCLC Number: 27042927
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Elektra Nonesuch: 79281-2 (on container: 9 79281-2).
Opera in 2 acts.
Compact discs.
Program notes by Michael Steinberg and libretto in English with French and German translations ([171] p. : ill.) laid in container.
The Death of Klinghoffer was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Monnaie/De Munt, Opera de Lyon, Glyndebourne Productions, Ltd., the Los Angeles Festival and the San Francisco Opera.
Credits: Liebretto by Alice Goodman.
Performer(s): Janice Felty, Stephanie Friedman, mezzo-sopranos ; Sheila Nadler, contralto ; Thomas Young, tenor ; James Maddalena, Eugene Perry, Sanford Sylvan, baritones ; Thomas Hammons, bass-baritone ; The London Opera Chorus ; Orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon ; Kent Nagano, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded April and July, 1991, at Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France.
Description: 2 audio discs (2 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Compact Disc 1 : Prologue : Chorus of Exiled Palestinians (8:33) --
Chorus of Exiled Jews (8:33) --
Act I Scene 1 : The Captain : "It was just after one fifteen" (8:09) --
Swiss Grandmother : "My Grandson Didi, who was two" (5:10) --
Molqi : "Give these orders" (2:01) --
Swiss Grandmother : "So I said to my grandson" (1:19) --
Mamoud : "We are sorry for you" (1:17) --
Ocean Chorus (5:43) / Act I Scene 2 : Mamoud : "Now it is night" (6:58) --
The Captain : "I think if you could talk like this" (1:12) --
The Captain : "I have often reflected that this is no ship" 2:29) --
Austrian Woman : "I kept my distance" (3:09) --
Mamoud : "Those birds flying above us" (4:21) --
Night Chorus (3:33). Compact Disc 2 : Act II : Hagar Chorus (5:24) --
Act II Scene 2 : Molqui : "Come here. Look" (3:57) --
Leon Klinghoffer : "I've never been a violent man" (3:28) --
Rambo : "You are always complaining of your suffering" (5:12) --
British Dancing Girl : "I must have been hysterical" (4:43) --
Omar : "It is as if our earthly life were spent miserably" (6:45) --
Desert Chorus (5:01) / Act II Scene 2 : Marilyn Klinghoffer : "My one consolation" (5:24) --
Klinghoffer's death (3:29) --
Mamoud : "Every fifteen minutes, one more will be shot" (5:10) --
Aria of the falling body (Gymnopedie) (7:21) --
Day Chorus (4:30) / Act II Scene 3 : The Captain : "Mrs. Klinghoffer, please sit down" (3:53) --
Marilyn Klinghoffer : "You embraced them!" (7:46).
Other Titles: Death of Klinghoffer (Opera)
Responsibility: John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman.

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