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Say It Ain't So Joe

Say It Ain't So Joe

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Price: $27.95

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ANNOUNCING.... The world premiere recording of Curtis K. Hughes's opera about the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden: 'Say it Ain't So, Joe' (a light tragedy) This chamber opera presents a surreal and fractured musical re-imagining of the debate, in which the original vocal utterances of the two candidates are harmonized and transformed into operatic melody, with fantastical digressions and glimpses of other contemporaneous events and personalities, including Hillary Clinton and Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher. Featuring the original cast of the 2009 premiere production by GUERILLA OPERA '[a] cheerfully cracked mirror' - Matthew Guerrieri, New Music Box 'The audience response was rapturous.' - Boston Musical Intelligencer 'Hughes's score... showed major chops and energy' - Keith Powers, The Boston Herald Special thanks to John and Linda Fischer, Rudolf Rojahn, Julia Noulin-Merat, Nathan Troup, Andy Vores, Marti Epstein, Tim Gillette, and all the backers of the Kickstarter drive that helped to fund this recording project. Credits: released 3 January 2012 Cauchemar Records CD 003 Say it Ain't So Joe - a light tragedy chamber opera by Curtis K. Hughes text adapted from public records, with additions by Curtis K. Hughes copyright 2009, 2011 Feverish Nightmare Productions (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Recorded at the Union Congregational Chuch in Hebron, NH, June 2-3, 2011, with additional recording in Watertown, MA in August 2011. Produced by Curtis K. Hughes Joel Gordon - recording and editing, assisted by Ben Bloomberg and Livia Lin featuring Guerilla Opera: Jennifer Ashe - Sarah Palin (1) Brian Church - Joe Biden, Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher Aliana de la Guardia - Sarah Palin (2), Diane Sawyer Amanda Keil - interviewer, Gwen Ifill, Hillary Clinton Rane Moore - clarinets Kent O'Doherty - saxophones Mike Williams - percussion Jing Li - cello conducted by Jeffrey Means Graphic Design by Christine Southworth.

Details

Artist: Curtis Hughes K. & Guerilla Opera
Title: Say It Ain't So Joe
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 700261346236