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‘Orango’ reviewed in the LA Times

Discovered in 2004, amongst a collection of drafts and rejected sketches, the prologue to Shostakovich’s incomplete and forgotten opera Orango received its world premiere in Los Angeles in December 2012. The work was intended to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Soviet revolution but became a satire on the bourgeois Russian press. The world premiere was directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Click here to read the review in the LA Times

Click here to read the whole story of the opera on the Schirmer website

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