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|1. Río de Sangre|
I enjoy the opportunity to listen to this CD and appreciate each of the complexities which make up the whole.
Because of its Latin American setting, Davis' music is chock full of Latin influences like meringue and salsa, much like the scores of films set in Latin America.
The music and libretto are challenging and complex, and require the listener to become intellectually and emotionally involved to reap the rewards of this work.
Much of opera, like all the best art of any kind throughout history, has dealt with issues of the human heart; and occasionally that falls into politics, whether it is in the high... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Erik North
I have been listening to Rio de Sangre for a year now, just to make sure the effect wouldn't wear off. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Arnie Rodriguez
Composer Don Davis and librettist Kate Gale spent years writing this opera, about political turmoil in an unnamed Latin American country, and the result is a stirring and emotional... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Dan Goldwasser
Don Davis is a criminally under-appreciated, under-discovered, and unused composer, whose gifts for melody, textured writing, and classically-informed orchestration found their... Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by Timothy Greiving