Annotation

Cast

The Captain: James Maddalena
The First Officer "Rambo": Thomas Hammons
Swiss Grandmother, Austrian Woman, British Dancing Girl: Janice Felty
Molqi: Thomas Young
Mamoud: Eugene Perry
Leon Klinghoffer: Sanford Sylvan
Omar: Stephanie Friedman
Marilyn Klinghoffer: Sheila Nadler

Recorded April and July, 1991, at Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France

Annotation last modified on 2016-10-19 15:45 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Death of Klinghoffer: Chorus of Exiled Palestinians
John Adams 8:40
2 The Death of Klinghoffer: Chorus of Exiled Jews
John Adams 8:38
3 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I. "It was just after one fifteen" (The Captain)
John Adams 8:09
4 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I. "My grandson Didi, who was two" (Swiss Grandmother)
John Adams 5:11
5 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I. "Give these orders" (Molqi)
John Adams 2:01
6 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I. "So I said to my grandson" (Swiss Grandmother)
John Adams 1:18
7 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I. "We are sorry for you" (Mamoud)
John Adams 1:22
8 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I. Ocean Chorus
John Adams 5:48
9 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene II. "Now it is night" (Mamoud)
John Adams 6:58
10 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene II. "I think if you could talk like this" (The Captain)
John Adams 1:12
11 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene II. "I have often relected that this is no ship" (The Captain)
John Adams 2:29
12 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene II. "I kept my distance" (Austrian Woman)
John Adams 3:09
13 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene II. "Those birds flying above us" (Mamoud)
John Adams 4:24
14 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene II. Night Chorus
John Adams 3:34
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II. Hagar Chorus
John Adams 5:27
2 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I. "Come here. Look." (Molqi)
John Adams 3:58
3 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I. "I've never been a violent man" (Leon Klinghoffer)
John Adams 3:29
4 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I. "You are always complaining of your suffering" (Rambo)
John Adams 5:14
5 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I. "I must have been hysterical" (British Dancing Girl)
John Adams 4:44
6 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I. "It is as if our earthly life were spent miserably" (Omar)
John Adams 6:47
7 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I. Desert Chorus
John Adams 5:05
8 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene II. "My one consolation" (Marilyn Klinghoffer)
John Adams 5:25
9 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene II. Klinghoffer's death
John Adams 3:24
10 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene II. "Every fifteen minutes, one more will be shot" (Mamoud)
John Adams 5:12
11 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene II. Aria of the Falling Body (Gymnopédie)
John Adams 7:24
12 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene II. Day Chorus
John Adams 4:32
13 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene III. "Mrs. Klinghoffer, please sit down." (The Captain)
John Adams 3:53
14 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene III. "You embraced them!" (Marilyn Klinghoffer)
John Adams 7:46

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
James Maddalena (tracks 3–4, 7)
Eugene Perry (track 7)
bass-baritone vocals:
Thomas Hammons (track 4)
choir vocals:
London Opera Chorus (tracks 1–2, 14)
chorus master:
Richard Cooke (Chorus master/conductor) (tracks 1–2, 14)
conductor:
Kent Nagano (1991) (tracks 1–14)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Janice Felty (tracks 4–6)
orchestra:
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon (1991) (tracks 1–14)
tenor vocals:
Thomas Young (track 6)
recorded at:
Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon, Rhône, France (1991) (tracks 1–14)

CD 2

baritone vocals:
Eugene Perry (track 11)
Sanford Sylvan (tracks 3, 11)
bass-baritone vocals:
Thomas Hammons (track 4)
choir vocals:
London Opera Chorus (tracks 1, 12)
English Opera Chorus (1991) (track 7)
chorus master:
Richard Cooke (Chorus master/conductor) (tracks 1, 12)
Richard Cooke (Chorus master/conductor) (1991) (track 7)
conductor:
Kent Nagano (1991) (tracks 1–14)
orchestra:
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon (1991) (tracks 1–14)
recorded at:
Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon, Rhône, France (1991) (tracks 1–14)

Release

baritone vocals: James Maddalena
Eugene Perry
Sanford Sylvan
bass-baritone vocals: Thomas Hammons
choir vocals: London Opera Chorus
chorus master: Richard Cooke (Chorus master/conductor)
contralto vocals: Sheila Nadler
librettist: Alice Goodman
mezzo-soprano vocals: Janice Felty
Stephanie Friedman
tenor vocals: Thomas Young
ASIN: US: B000005J1B [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/5725070 [info]