Postcard from Morocco
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A premiere recording of one of his pre-eminent composer's operas.

Dominick Argento, considered by many to be America's pre-eminent composer of lyric opera, was born in 1927. He studied at Peabody and the Eastman School of Music. He is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for 40 years. Although Argento's instrumental works have received consistent praise, the great majority of his music is vocal. This emphasis on the human voice is a facet of the powerful dramatic impulse that drives nearly all of his music.
Dominic Argento, composer
Postcard from Morocco
Curtis Opera Theatre, Curtis Chamber Ensemble, Rossen Milanov, conductor, Rinnat Moriah, coloratura soprano, Amanda Majeski, soprano, Tammy Coil, mezzo-soprano, Joshua Stewart, lyric tenor, Brian Porter, tenor, Elliot Madore, baritone, Evan Hughes, bass

"Dominick Argento's Postcards from sweet, lyrical, funny, stimulatingly perplexing, and hard to classify. And this is all to the good. ...If you don't know this piece, then you should definitely purchase this disc. Postcards is a gem, unassuming on the surface but in fact a carefully wrought and subversive little masterpiece." (Fanfare)

"Dominick Argento knows how to flatter the human voice and can compose discernible melody...Both text and music are witty and Mr. Argento's Wagnerian quotes are quite clever." (American Record Guide)
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