• Composer Mark Abel

    by Published on March 13th, 2016 08:40 AM
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    Continuing our loving and supportive relationship with contemporary opera, we are bringing to our readers coverage of Californian composer Mark Abel's Home is a Harbor, which has just been released two days ago by the Delos label on CD. The album also contains an exquisite song cycle, The Palm Trees are Restless, featuring the phenomenal Grammy winner soprano Hila Plitmann. Both pieces have been reviewed by Opera Lively [here] and [here], and today we are presenting a fascinating exclusive interview with the composer. It must be said that our initial review of Home is a Harbor had mixed feelings, but ever since, after reading the composer's defense of his piece and after giving it a second listen, our opinion of it has improved significantly. We were already very impressed with the song cycle, and now we've acquired a better understanding of the composer's artistic choices in this piece that is his first opera.
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