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Crosse 'Purgatory' Opera in One Act


Crosse 'Purgatory' Opera in One Act


"The libretto of Purgatory - a one-acter - is by the composer after the 1938 play by W. B. Yeats. It is sung, spoken and hoarsely whispered with great accomplishment and unerring concentration by Bodenham and Hargreaves...this succinct opera stands somewhere between Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea and Berg's Lulu or Wozzeck. This edgy, ruthless, creepy and dissonant little two-hander is presented to best advantage. One cannot imagine needing another recording after this despite its three decades' vintage." Rob Barnett, *** PENGUIN GUIDE 2010