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New opera on Alma Mahler

The Irish composer Raymond Deane has written an opera on the love affairs between Mahler’s widow and the painter Oskar Kokoschka. Titled The Alma Fetish, it is being premiered in a concert version in Dublin tonight. Wish I had known sooner.


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  1. Yes, me too.

  2. Hi Norman. It is tonight, not tomorrow, best, Derek

  3. There is a decent clip of it on soundcloud here:

    (recorded, I think, in 2009 with the NSOI)

    I’m looking forward to it tonight!

  4. Wish you’d known sooner too, Norman. Thanks for the mention!

  5. This opera already exists: it’s called Lulu!

  6. Kate Manning says:

    It was wonderful!

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