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Laurent Petitgirard: Guru - Andrea Csereklyei (soprano); Gabriella Galbács (alto); György Philipp (baritone); Hubert Claessens (baritone);...
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  1. Guru, opera in 3 acts
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French composer Laurent Petitgirard made his name as a film composer and conductor, but he has devoted more and more of his attention to concert and theater music. His first opera, Joseph Merrick, dit Elephant Man, has had remarkable success for a new opera; it has received multiple international productions and several commercial recordings. Guru, his second, is based on a premise that recalls the Jonestown Massacre of 1978; a charismatic, delusional religious leader leads the members of his cult in a mass suicide. At the ...