DAUGHERTY Jackie O
Jackie O was co-commissioned in 1995 by the Houston Grand Opera and Banff Centre and premiered in 1997 with great success.
Inspired by Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), the opera focuses on the dramatic turning point of her life in the 1960s. The music composed for Jackie O explores the interplay of various musical idioms associated with “high” opera and “popular” musical theatre, rock and jazz.
Orchestra of Comunale Theatre of Bologna, Christopher Franklin
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Recorded in 2008
In the coming season Mr. Franklin returns to Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in a Gala concert featuring Juan Diego Florez, several soloists from this year’s festival and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna; he will conduct the opening concerts in the Cesky Krumlow Festival in the Czech Republic with the Prague Radio Orchestra, concerts with Pretty Yende in Prague and Vienna, and symphonic concerts and a new production of Tristan und Isolde at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste. Other upcoming opera engagements include a new production of Il turco in Italia in the Lombardy Theatres and The Turn of the Screw at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia.