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Loose, Wet, Perforated Album Review from Opera News

Joe Cadagin of Opera News reviews our studio album of Loose, Wet, Perforated by Nicholas Vines, released on Navona Records!

“PRUDES BE WARNED: Nicholas Vines’s Loose, Wet, Perforated is a dirty, dirty opera. But if you can stomach some naughtiness, this recording from Boston-based Guerilla Opera is hilariously bizarre… a quirky, carnivale-sque quality to Vines’s music that suits the opera’s Lewis Carroll-style puns and paradoxes… colorful passages for percussionist Mike Williams… Playful musical parody… Brian Church’s light, lyric baritone is ideal for the Quixotic Wet… Soprano Aliana de la Guardia struts her stuff as the wanton Loose.”

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A Year-End Review of Chrononhotonthologos from WBUR

Lloyd Schwartz from WBUR shares some thoughts on Chrononhotonthologos by Andy Vores. He writes: “Thanks to the enterprising Guerilla Opera for commissioning a terrific new opera,” “a deliciously inventive musical version of an 18th century political farce by Henry Carey, which ends with Vores’ beautiful and stirring setting of Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach,” and “musically it was a knockout.”

Read the full article at http://www.wbur.org/artery/2017/12/28/year-in-classical-music.

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Loose, Wet, Perforated Album Review from Gramophone Magazine

Laurence Vittes of Gramophone Magazine reviews our studio album of Loose, Wet, Perforated by Nicholas Vines, released on Navona Records!

“With only two exquisite instrumental interludes to interrupt the 67 minutes of intense dialogue, Vines wields a wonderful toolkit of insinuating words and rhymes … and punctuates them with quick, deft touches including lyrical woodwind riffs and Wagnerian brass.”

Read the full review at: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/vines-loose-wet-perforated#

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