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NYMAN, M.: Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (The) [Chamber Opera] (Treviño, Sjöwall, MacPherson, Nashville Opera Orchestra, D. Williamson)

    

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NYMAN, M.: Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (The) [Chamber Opera] (Treviño, Sjöwall, MacPherson, Nashville Opera Orchestra, D. Williamson)

Michael Nyman’s one-act chamber opera The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat takes as its subject Dr P, a man suffering from visual agnosia, or ‘mental blindness’, and is adapted from the neurological study in the book of the same name by Oliver Sacks. For Nyman, Dr P ‘requires music as a lifeline, cue, clue, cure’, living as he does in a world lacking visual meaning. It is through his musical gifts that Dr P reclaims meaning from chaos, Nyman’s tautly conceived masterpiece providing a perfect medium through which the moving drama can be explored.


Nyman, Michael
Rawlence, Christopher / Morris, Michael / Sacks, Oliver, lyricist(s)

  The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
1.   Scene 1: Prologue: Neurology's favorite term is deficit (Neurologist) 00:02:35
2.   Scene 2: The First Examination: Traffic (Dr. P, Mrs. P, Neurologist) 00:07:40
3.   Scene 2: The Shoe: Can I help (Neurologist, Dr. P, Mrs. P) 00:03:20
4.   Scene 2: The Slides: You can see very clearly (Neurologist, Dr. P, Mrs. P) 00:02:06
5.   Scene 2: The River: What do you see now (Neurologist, Dr. P, Mrs. P) 00:04:45
6.   Scene 2: The Dressing Ritual: …Wife for a hat (Neurologist, Mrs. P, Dr. P) 00:02:20
7.   Scene 3: The House Call: Bösendorfer! (Neurologist, Dr. P, Mrs. P) 00:01:32
8.   Scene 3: Ich Grolle Nicht (Dr. P, Neurologist, Mrs. P) 00:02:37
9.   Scene 3: The Solids: But what of the parietal regions (Neurologist, Mrs. P, Dr. P) 00:06:12
10.   Scene 3: The Photographs: What is this (Neurologist, Dr. P, Mrs. P) 00:03:11
11.   Scene 3: The Rose: …Lost (Neurologist, Dr. P, Mrs. P) 00:01:57
12.   Scene 3: The Glove: Now, what is this (Neurologist, Dr. P, Mrs. P) 00:02:12
13.   Scene 3: The Chess Game: Pawn to King 4 (Dr. P, Neurologist, Mrs. P) 00:02:37
14.   Scene 4: Testing Visual Memory: The Street: From our end (Dr. P, Mrs. P, Neurologist) 00:02:26
15.   Scene 5: Paintings As Pathlogy An Argument: The Paintings: Your husband's a painter (Neurologist, Mrs. P, Dr. P) 00:05:41
16.   Scene 6: The Prescription: The Wife: Tell me, how does he manage (Neurologist, Mrs. P, Dr. P) 00:01:57
17.   Scene 7: Epilogue: The Prognosis: I cannot tell you what is wrong (Neurologist, Mrs. P, Dr. P) 00:05:00

Total Playing Time: 00:58:08






Composer(s):
Nyman, Michael

Lyricist(s):
Morris, Michael; Rawlence, Christopher; Sacks, Oliver

Conductor(s):
Williamson, Dean

Ensemble(s):
Nashville Opera Orchestra, members

Artist(s):
MacPherson, Ryan; Sjöwall, Rebecca; Treviño, Matthew

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.660398

Barcode: 730099039871

Physical Release: 09/2016

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