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|Gregg Smith Singers, Adirondack Chamber Orchestra|
3 American One-Act Operas
Genres: Folk, Classical
Barber's "A Hand of Bridge" makes this one worthwhile
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Of the three one-act operas on this CD, Barber's "A Hand of Bridge," the shortest work, is the highlight. The composer's characterizations of the four participants in a bridge game are wonderfully disparate and woven together. This work alone makes the CD worth getting. Schuman's "The Mighty Casey" is also a very enjoyable opera, but the abridgement here makes the action and story of the opera difficult to follow. A full recording of 'Casey' would be recommended instead. Rounding out the three operas on the disc, Blizstein's "The Harpies" is harsh on the ear."