Third and final installment of the Philip Glass Summer Opera Series on KCR. Broadcast featured "Akhnaten," based on the reign of Amenhotep IV, also known as Akhnaten, who changed the Ancient Egyptian religion from polytheism to monotheism.
First of a 3-part series on the 3 portrait operas of Philip Glass. We heard the 1993 recording of "Einstein on the Beach," plus contextual information on Glass, Robert Wilson, Christopher Knowles, Albert Einstein, and Mr. Bojangles (also Jerry Jeff Walker, by extension), and excerpts of the libretto/Christopher Knowles' poetry and of Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow." Nina Simone closed the show with a sultry rendition of "Mr. Bojangles."
Look out for the 2012 Pomegranate-arts revival of "Einstein on the Beach!"
Soloists in Rusalka: Helmut Schindler (The Prince), Elfride Trötschel (Rusalka), Gottlob Frick (The Water Spirit), Helena Rott (Jezibaba the Witch), Erich Zimmermann (The Gamekeeper), Lisa Otto (The Kitchen Boy), Kurt Preuss (A Hunter), Eva Fleischhauer, Edith Hellriegel, and, Käte Höfgen (Three Fairies)