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It's a wonderful life : an opera in two acts

Author: Jake HeggieWilliam BurdenTalise TrevigneAndrea Carroll, (Soprano)Rodney GilfryAll authors
Publisher: [Houston, Texas] : Houston Grand Opera ; [Baarn, The Netherlands?] : Pentatone Music, [2017] ℗2017
Series: Pentatone American operas.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Live sound recordings
Operas
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jake Heggie; William Burden; Talise Trevigne; Andrea Carroll, (Soprano); Rodney Gilfry; Joshua Hopkins; Gene Scheer; Patrick Summers; Philip Van Doren Stern; Houston Grand Opera,
OCLC Number: 1009115275
Notes: Opera in two acts.
Title from disc label.
"Based in part on the film It's a wonderful life ... and on The greatest gift, a story by Philip Van Doren Stern"--Booklet, page 7.
The Houston Grand Opera presents the world premiere recording in December 2016 of Heggie's new opera.
"SA-CD hybrid multichannel. This SA-CD can also b played on a regular CD player though only in stereo"--Container.
Notes by Patrick Summers, synopsis, and libretto (119 pages : color illustrations) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Performed by Talise Trevigne, Andrea Carroll, soprano ; William Burden tenor ; Rod Gilfry, Joshua Hopkins baritone ; Houston Grand Opera ; Patrick Summers, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live
2016 December
Houston Grand Opera.
Description: 2 audio discs (2:06:52) ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: CD 1. Act I. Prelude (2:15) --
Christmas Eve: Clara in the heavens (10:36) --
Scene 1: George Bailey's childhood (8:41) --
Scene 2: The Bailey family attic: Bedford Falls's Aladdin (2:56) --
Quartet: Goodbye Bedford Falls (5:30) --
Scene 3: The high school dance (4:05) --
Scene 4: The old Granville house: I'm gonna see the world (6:31) --
Scene 5: Mr. Potter's office: wait and save (6:26) --
Scene 6: Mary and Harry at college: four years (3:40) --
Scene 7: Harry's homecoming (0:28) --
Duet: A rainbow at midnight (6:10) --
Scene 8: Mary's house: I'm gonna love you 'til the day I die (6:26). CD 2. Act II. Scene 1: George and Mary's wedding day (3:50) --
Scene 2: The bank run of 1929 (5:37) --
Scene 3: George and Mary's home: changes and blessings (3:20) --
A letter: Thank you, Mr. Bailey (1:11) --
Scene 4: Mr. Potter's office: I want to hire you, George (5:15) --
Scene 5: World War II: one country, one dream (4:16) --
Scene 6: Christmas Eve: what a day! (1:20) --
Scene 7: Uncle Billy loses the bank deposit (4:20) --
Scene 8: George and Mary's home: Zuzu's petals (5:09) --
Scene 9: Mr. Potter's office: you're worth more dead than alive (3:47) --
Scene 10: The bridge: I wish I'd never been born (5:06) --
Scene 11: The world without George Bailey (8:12) --
Scene 12: George's homecoming: Christmas morning (4:39) --
Clara's wings: a wonderful life (5:23) --
Auld lang syne (1:28).
Series Title: Pentatone American operas.
Other Titles: It's a wonderful life (Motion picture)
Responsibility: music by Jake Heggie ; libretto by Gene Scheer.

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