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Andy Pape

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Leonora Christine - Dronningen af Blaataarn (1998)
Wilhelm Hansen
Opera and Music Theatre
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    Edith Guillaume, Maria Stenz, Jens Bruno Hansen
An opera which powerfully heightens its prison story with restraint and simplicity. I can imagine it being spine-chillingly effective in a simple staging.
Michael Olivier, Gramophone,10/1/2001
A wonderful, yet disturbing, opera that hopefully will be staged again soon.
David Hackbridge Johnson, Classical Music Web,10/1/2001
High and lowbrow culture meet in this work which puts on display the anguished soul of a dethroned queen.
Not only does Andy Pape serve up a mesh of musical styles, he also manages to elegantly combine classic opera with the ballad-genre. **** (4 out of 6 stars)
Carl Skøtt, Nordjyske Stiftstidende,6/14/2001
This is opera for everybody. **** (4 out of 6 stars)
Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Ekstra Bladet ,3/30/1999
A psychological drama of the kind Benjamin Britten was so adept at in his best operas. All in all, this is a tremendous achievement.
Guy Rickards, Tempo,1/1/0001
Dramatic, however also surprisingly humorous. Once again, Andy Pape has managed to combine high and lowbrow aesthetics – and the result is not too shabby. **** (4 out of 5 stars)
Lilo Sørensen, ,1/1/0001
A sweepingly elegant piece of musical drama.
Eva Hvidt, ,1/1/0001
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