University of Minnesota Opera Theatre, Univeristy of Minessota Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Choruses & University Singers, Kathy Saltzman Romey (conductor) & David. Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein are internationally renowned for their GRAMMY® award-winning opera Elmer Gantry (2007). Their follow-up collaboration, Parables (2010) is a cantata for soloists, a 200-voice choir and 80-piece orchestra. The attack on the World Trade Center in September 2001 haunts its writing but the use of passages from the Torah, New Testament and Koran seeks to bind the major faiths’ commonality, hopeful of healing and reconciliation.
Kathy Saltzman Romey, University of Minnesota Opera Chorus, University of Minnesota Opera Orchestra. Robert Aldridge: Parables.
Yunus, Zabala; Okell, Zawisza; University Singers, University of Minnesota Chorus and Orchestra, Romey. Naxos . 10358, 51 mins. Parables, a seven-movement interfaith oratorio (according to its subtitle), has music by Robert Aldridge and a multilingual libretto by Herschel Garfein, who previously collaborated with Aldridge on the opera Elmer Gantry. Conductor Kathy Saltzman Romey presides in full command. In a noteworthy touch, all the singers, including the chorus, perform this singular and moving work from memory. Send feedback to OPERA NEWS. Current Issue Table of Contents. Online Exclusive Content.
PARABLES is the Opera News "Critic's Choice" in video for February. They call it a "singular and moving work. with broad dramatic flourishes". with a clear no-nonsense delivery". Minnesota Public Radio covers last night's opening of "Parables" by Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein. Minnesota Sounds and Voices: Opera 'Parables' asks big religious questions. Do people who are Muslims, Jews or Christians ever think about the other religion's God?
The Minnesota Orchestra’s Choral Advisor Kathy Saltzman Romey is artistic director of the 200-voice Minnesota Chorale, which serves as the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal chorus. Known for her meticulous training of choirs, Romey has conducted the Chorale in local, national and international forums.
Performer: Kathy Saltzman Romey / University of Minnesota Opera Chorus / University of Minnesota Opera Orchestra
Title: Robert Aldridge: Parables [Video]
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