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James MacMillan: The Sacrifice - Amanda Baldwin (mezzo-soprano); Christopher Purves (baritone); Leigh Melrose (baritone); Lisa Milne (soprano);...
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The Sacrifice, James MacMillan's second full-length opera, received its premiere in 2007 with the Welsh National Opera, and this recording comes from that production. The libretto, by poet Michael Symmons Roberts, is an updated version of a story from the medieval Welsh legend The Mabinogion. The plot has to do with the attempt of a General to put an end to a blood feud between his country and a neighboring country, and the cost to himself and his family. MacMillan cites Strauss' Elektra as an inspiration, more for its ...

James MacMillan: The Sacrifice 2010, Chandos

UPC: 095115157220