Various Artists - Ambrosio-Opera in three Acts: Guzman





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Here is a first recording of a new opera fresh after its premiere performances. With considerable eclecticism in ways that may remind us of Stravinskys "Oedipus Rex," Guzman draws upon a style as remote as Monteverdis, the very father of opera, and combines it with vestiges of Mozart Singspiel, the cabaret style of Kurt Weill, and the Spanish zarazuela. The stylistic pastiche actually works. Ambrosio is based on The Monk, by the 18th century English writer Mathew Lewis. Guzman has transplanted the setting to New Spain (Mexico City) just before the turn of the 18th century. Ambrosio will take its place among the collections of audiophiles and audio professionals. In order to take its place in the world-wide performance repertoire, the opera will require support for performances outside of Mexico. Those readers who happen to be professionals in opera management and performance should give Ambrosio a listen. Reviewed in Stereophile April 1993 Vol. 16 #4, page #281.

1. Act I
2. Act II
3. Act III

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