Donnacha Dennehy is Ireland’s leading contemporary composer. He joins us, along with the award-winning American soprano Dawn Upshaw, to tell us about their collaboration based on the poetry of William Butler Yeats and inspired by an old form of Irish singing. The piece appears on Dennehy's new album, "Grá agus Bás."
Soprano Dawn Upshaw, the first vocalist to receive a MacArthur Genius Grant, talks about her performance in Osvaldo Golijov's opera, "Ainadamar," at Carnegie Hall. It's based on the murder of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca by fascist Falangist forces.
Not every actor can be seen in the same day portraying a Catholic martyr and a disgraced US President! Frank Langella talks about his current roles as Richard Nixon and Sir Thomas More. Also: soprano Dawn Upshaw and crime writer Patricia Cornwell. And on Underreported: find out about ...
Perhaps more than any other soprano today, Dawn Upshaw is widely admired for her explorations in new and unusual repertoire. As she is honored later this month as "The Composers' Muse" by the organization Meet the Composer, she joins us to talk about bringing to life new works by composers ...
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