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A CHRISTMAS CAROL OPERA (1978)

Christmas CarolChristmas Carol-A-Thon 2015 continues! 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1978) – From the year 1978 comes another televised Christmas Carol opera from the U.K.

This one was first aired on Wales’ Harlech Television on Christmas Day of that year. It features a libretto by John Morgan and the music is by Norman Kay. Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CAROL-A-THON 2011: THREE OPERA VERSIONS OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Time for another post in Balladeer’s Blog’s annual orgy of entries on various versions of THE Christmas tale. The Charles Dickens classic has a certain  unquenchable charm that ensures it will continue to be adapted for at least another few hundred years. Here’s an encore post from last Christmas season for my blogging buddy Didi Wright and her whippet George, the co-authors of the blog My Little Dog. Didi’s daughter Brianna hopes to be an opera singer someday so hopefully Brianna will enjoy this post, too.:

This time I’ll look at three opera versions of the classic Dickens tale. I’ll start off with the most lauded one- the 1982 Granada TV broadcast of the Royal Opera House’s staging of the opera by THE Thea Musgrave. Musgrave has also done the libretto and music for the celebrated operas Mary, Queen Of Scots … Harriet, The Woman Called Moses … Simon Bolivar  and Continue reading

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