Anyone played Knussen’s opera “Where the Wild Things Are”?

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    phyllis-adams on #149828

    Wondering how many harps are involved, difficulty of part(s) etc.

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #149829

    If it’s of any help, it was in the repertory of New York City Opera.

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    phyllis-adams on #149830

    Thanks for the info!

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    marguerite-lynn-williams on #149831

    Phyllis,
    I was actually discussing this opera with Olly Knussen about two years ago. Its apparently quite tricky and he was saying he didn’t hear it performed well or even accurately very often.

    I’ve never seen the part, but wonder if that means it could use a little ‘editing’ to make it fit in the hand better, or if its just difficult due to meter changes and the normal contemporary music pitfalls.

    I would say get the part ASAP if you’re going to perform it.

    Good luck!

    -ML

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