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Michael Nyman SANGAM - Michael Nyman meets Indian Masters
Michael Nyman Chamber Music Volume I Michael Nyman Chamber Music Volume II
Michael NYMAN COLLABORATIONS BOX SET (3CD) Michael NYMAN PIANO BOX SET (3CD)
The Piano Sings 2 Facing Goya - an opera in four acts composed by Michael Nyman with libretto by Victoria Hardie
COLLECTIONS - Film, Music, Photography VERTOV SOUNDS - The Composers Cut Series - Volume IV
Motion Trio and Michael Nyman McAlmont and Nyman: The Glare
MGV / The Piano Concerto 8 Lust Songs: I Sonetti Lussuriosi
MOZART 252 NYMAN BRASS
SIX CELAN SONGS / THE BALLAD OF KASTRIOT REXHEPI ACTS OF BEAUTY / EXIT NO EXIT
MAN AND BOY DADA THE PIANO SINGS
THE LIBERTINE THE DRAUGHTSMANS CONTRACT
NYMAN/GREENAWAY REVISITED - The Composers Cut Series - Volume THE PIANO - The Composers Cut Series - Volume III
LOVE COUNTS NYMAN - SONGS (3CD box set)
NYMAN - SOUNDTRACKS (3CD box set) NYMAN - OPERA (4CD box set)


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Track Listing:
Act 1
Prelude/Dogs drowning in sand
How do I know you know?
Lavater
Leonardo says
The size of the brain
Weigh the brain

Act 2
The theory of proportions
Stand up and be counted
Measure my body
Galton
Goya’s snub nose
Lombroso
And Goya cried

Act 3
Where is Goya?
The sequence of the gene
A man impaled
The risky gene
Mutation
Brilliant body
Take its DNA
Give me Goya’s skull
Tortured prisoner

Act 4
That day decided
We’ve cracked the genome
I wanted rid of it
And cloning is here to stay
How can you be so stupid?
Forgive me

MNRCD121-122
Facing Goya - an opera in four acts composed by Michael Nyman with libretto by Victoria Hardie

Winnie Böwe soprano
Marie Angel soprano
Hilary Summers contralto
Harry Nicoll tenor
Omar Ebrahim baritone
Michael Nyman Band
Conducted by Michael Nyman


This three cd digipack and booklet box set includes a free bonus cd containing selections from Michael’s two other operas available on MN Records, Man and Boy: Dada and Love Counts

Facing Goya puts science on the cultural stage through the music of Michael Nyman and the inspiration of one of the world’s greatest painters.

Facing Goya is a taut thriller that follows one woman’s passionate search for the 18th Century Spanish artist Goya’s missing skull. Her journey takes us into the dangerous world of racial stereotyping, gene therapy, cloning and humankind’s follies as seen through Goya’s paintings, etchings and captions. The idea for the opera arose from Michael Nyman’s fascination with the insidious study of craniometry that developed in the 1870s. Goya was regarded as one of the greatest painters of his time. Buried in Bordeaux, legend has it that he asked friends to ensure his head was removed prior to burial to prevent the early craniometrists and researchers of eugenics from getting hold of his brain.

“Facing Goya asks the question ‘if Goya’s skull was found, and if indeed, Goya was cloned, what would happen?’”

Box Set includes Full Libretto and extensive booklet notes.

This box set contains a free bonus cd with highlights of Michael Nyman’s two previously released operas on MN Records
Go to Love Counts    Go to Man and Boy: Dada

Click here to read through the Facing Goya booklet containg specially commissioned text and the full libretto.
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Andy Findon, the flautist in the Nyman band.

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