Sunday, January 20, 2019

Richard Thompson's Chamber Opera, The Mask in The Mirror, on Navona CD

Richard Thompson

Bill Doggett writes:

The Mask in The Mirror by Richard Thompson, a lyrical new Chamber Opera is available in pre Release pre Order on

Recorded by Navona Records, a division of Naxos Records, the official release date is February 8th, 2019.

Thompson's Chamber Opera, The Mask in The Mirror  is  about the world of Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the leading African American poet at the Turn of The 20th Century and his courting of Alice Ruth Moore, an aspiring African American female author in a man's world of Literary publishing.

The recording is a glorious accomplishment with beautiful sonic engineering.

The role of Paul Lawrence Dunbar is beautifully sung by Cameo HumesThe role of Alice Ruth Moore is lovingly sung by Angela L. Owens.

The Conductor is Stephen Tucker who conducts The Sanaa Opera Project.

The Mask in The Mirror beautifully captures the world of Turn of The Century Racial Uplift, its world of Society and the challenged journey of aspiring African American talents navigating recognition in the World Of Literature only 35 years removed from The Civil War and Slavery. 

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