Dominick Argento: Three Works

Odyssey Opera Orchestra
Gil Rose, conductor

Heather Buck … The Widow/Miss Havisham
Aaron Engebreth … The Lecturer
Frank Kelley .. The Servant
James Maddalena … The Boor

Odyssey Opera’s second CD release contains three one-act operas by composer Dominick Argento. The Boor retells Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name (sometimes translated as The Bear). Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night explores the titular Charles Dickens character’s madness over being jilted. Argento returns to Chekhov in A Water Bird Talk, following a harried husband’s lecture on birds.

The CD is available online for purchase or you may contact us at 617-826-1626.


Pietro Mascagni: ZANETTO

Odyssey Opera Orchestra
Gil Rose, Conductor

Eleni Calenos … Silvia
Eve Gigliotti … Zanetto

The lonely courtesan Silvia suddenly finds herself falling in love with the young poet and wandering minstrel, Zanetto, who believes her to be a noblewoman. Afraid he will discover her identity, Silvia orders Zanetto away and, alone, blesses lost love for unleashing feelings she believed were gone.

The CD is available online for purchase or you may contact us at 617-826-1626.

Tobias Picker: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Odyssey Opera Orchestra with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, conductor

The most recent release from BMOP Sound is from our co-production with Boston Modern Orchestra Project of Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Fantastic Mr. Fox is an opera in three acts with a libretto by Donald Sturrock based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel of the same name. In this enchanting modern fable, Fantastic Mr. Fox pits good vs. evil, animal vs. human, nature vs. technology. Mr. Fox will stop at nothing to keep his family safe.

The CD is available online for purchase or you may contact us at 617-826-1626.