Suzanne Farrin's opera for countertenor and ensemble, Dolce La Morte, is based on love poetry by Michelangelo, and inspired by his friendship with the young Roman nobleman Tommaso de Cavalieri. Farrin's sensual writing and this performance by the International Contemporary Ensemble with countertenor Eric Jurenas elegantly imports aspects of the aesthetics of the Italian Renaissance into a contemporary music context.
released November 2, 2018
Producers: Suzanne Farrin, International Contemporary Ensemble, Jacob Greenberg
Session Producers: Suzanne Farrin, Jacob Greenberg
Editing Producer: Jacob Greenberg
Recording Engineer: Ryan Streber, oktavenaudio.com
Digital Editing, Mixing, Post-Production: Ryan Streber
Assistant Editors: Teng Chen Charles Mueller
Graphic Design: Aroussiak Gabrielian, Foreground-da.com
Recorded at Oktaven Audio Mount Vernon, New York February 12 - 13, 2018.
Music published by Monito Music.
Eric Jurenas, countertenor
James Austin Smith, oboe; Rebekah Heller, bassoon; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Wendy Richman, viola; Kivie Cahn-Lipman, 'cello and lirone; Randy Zigler, double bass
David Fulmer, conductor
Images From Doug Fitch's original production were created by Doug Fitch, Monica Duncan and Ross Karre.