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From its triumphant, star-studded première in 1931 until 1985, Peter Ibbetson was the most-performed American opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The story (based on the novel by George Du Maurier) of two star-crossed lovers who secretly escape to a mystical “dream world” was immensely popular in the 1930s, and was the subject of several Hollywood films.
Composer Deems Taylor – known to millions as the host of the original Disney Fantasia movie – was at that time a leading voice in American music. His lush, romantic/ impressionist music and masterful dramatic timing make Peter Ibbetson a most rewarding listening experience, and a “must” for all opera fans.
Rediscover an American classic with this world-première recording featuring some of today’s leading opera stars.