Waiting for the barbarians (Musical CD, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Waiting for the barbarians

Author: Philip GlassChristopher HamptonRichard SalterEugene PerryMichael Tews, (Bass)All authors
Publisher: N[ew] Y[ork], NY : Orange Mountain Music, ℗2008.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Operas
Live sound recordings
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Glass; Christopher Hampton; Richard Salter; Eugene Perry; Michael Tews, (Bass); Elvira Soukop; Kelly God; Marisca Mulder; Andreas Mitschke; Peter Umstadt; Máté Sólyom-Nagy; Manuel Meyer; Grit Redlich; Dennis Russell Davies; J M Coetzee; Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt.; Theater Erfurt. Chor.
OCLC Number: 244005624
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Orange Mountain Music: omm0039 (on container spine: 0039).
Opera in 2 acts.
Libretto by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by J.M. Coetzee.
Ed. recorded: Dunvagen Music.
Compact discs.
Program notes with preface by Philip Glass, synopsis, and libretto (35 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Credits: Libretto by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by J.M. Coetzee.
Performer(s): Richard Salter (Magistrate/Prefect) ; Eugene Perry (Colonel Joll) ; Michael Tews (Warrant Officer Mandel) ; Elvira Soukop (Barbarian girl) ; Kelly God (Cook) ; Marisca Mulder (Star) ; Andreas Mitschke (Old Man) ; Peter Umstadt, Máté Sólyom-Nagy, Manuel Meyer, Grit Redlich, supporting soloists ; Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt ; Opernchor des Theaters Erfurt ; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live at the premiere, Sept. 10, 2005, at Theatre Erfurt in Erfurt, Germany.
Description: 2 audio discs (2 hr., 13 min., 46 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Philip Glass.


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by josephhafner (WorldCat user published 2009-05-22) Very Good Permalink

This opera by Philip Glass was first performed in 2005. Waiting for the Barbarians is based on the 1980 novel by the South African writer, J.M. Coetzee, who also wrote "Disgrace", "Life & Times of Michael K", and "Diary of a Bad Year", along with winning Nobel Prize. The libretto...
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