BLITZSTEIN, MARC The Cradle Will Rock. Ginger Costa-Jackson, Andy Papas, Efrain Solis, Dylan Elza, Jorgeandres Camargo, Justin Hopkins, Scott Purcell / John Mauceri. Bridge 2cds
Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock
First Complete Recording featuring original 1937 orchestrations
Bonus track: Interview with Marc Blitzstein
Ginger Costa-Jackson, Andy Papas, Efraín Solís, Dylan Elza, Jorgeandrés
Camargo, Justin Hopkins, Scott Purcell, Michael Anderson, Eric McConnell, Adam
Bradley, Brian Wallin, John Tibbetts, Keith Jameson, John Mauceri, Audrey Babcock,
Heather Jones, Spencer Viator, Matt Boehler, Miles Herr, Andy Papas, Meghan
Kasanders, Michael Anderson, Christopher Burchett, Nina Spinner
John Mauceri, conductor
Bridge Records is pleased to be issuing the first complete recording of Marc
Blitzstein's signature creation, The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features
Blitzstein’s original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera
Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger
Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett
as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister.
The production is conducted by John Mauceri with direction by Lawrence Edelson.
The two-disc set also includes a rare recording of Marc Blitzstein discussing
the opera's opening night in 1937.
The opening night of The Cradle Will Rock (July 16, 1937) was one of the most infamous in history. The attempt to shut down and censor the production resulted in an improvised performance with Blitzstein playing his score on the piano, which has influenced performances of this American masterpiece for decades. This new recording restores Blitzstein’s brilliant original orchestrations to their full glory.
Bridge Records 2cds BRIDGE9511AB
|Release Period||September 2018|