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In conversation with novelist, critic and opera librettist Paul Griffiths, Donald Macleod gives opera a health-check, and finds it to be alive and well in the 21st century. Today they consider works by Detlev Glanert, Pascal Dusapin, Olga Neuwirth and Georg Friedrich Haas in which the element of time is fundamental.

Georg Friedrich Haas
Morgen und Abend: Act 1, excerpt
Klaus Maria Brandauer, actor (Olai)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Michael Boder, conductor

Detlev Glanert
Caligula: Act 2 scene 7, excerpt
Michaela Schuster, soprano (Caesonia)
Jurgita Adamonyte, mezzo (Scipio)
Hans-Jürgen Lazar, tenor (Mucius)
Gregory Frank, baritone (Cherea)
Ashley Holland, baritone (Caligula)
Dietrich Volle, baritone (Mereia)
Martin Wölfel, countertenor (Helicon)
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester
Markus Stenz, conductor

Pascal Dusapin
Perelà - uomo di fumo: Chapter 3
Isabelle Philippe, soprano (Queen)
Gilles Yanetti (Parrot)
John Graham-Hall, ténor aigu (high tenor) (Perelà)
Orchestre National de Montpellier
Alain Altinoglu, conductor

Olga Neuwirth
Lost Highway: Scenes 9 (conclusion) - 10
Vincent Crowly
Constance Hauman
David Moss
Georg Nigl
Andrew Watts
Jodi Melnick
Grayson Millwood
Lukas Rössner
Rodolfo Seas-Araya
Gavin Webber
Kai Wessel
Klangforum Wien
Johannes Kalitzke, conductor

Georg Friedrich Haas
Morgen und Abend: conclusion
Christoph Pohl, baritone (Johannes)
Helena Rasker, contralto (Erna)
Sarah Wegener, soprano (Signe)
Will Hartmann, tenor (Peter)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Michael Boder, conductor.

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