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Louis Andriessen: Writing to Vermeer - Barbara Hannigan (soprano); Marijje van Stralen (vocals); Marjolein Niels (vocals); Martine Straesser (vocals); Melanie Greve (vocals); Michel van der Aa (electronics); Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); Susan Narucki (soprano); Tomoko Makuuchi (vocals)
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One of the last operas produced in the twentieth century was Louis Andriessen's Writing to Vermeer, premiered at the Netherlands Opera on December 1, 1999. It is a handsome production indeed, with libretto and gigantic film projection components by Peter Greenaway and bursts of electronic music contributed by Michel van der Aa. However, all things opera move slowly in the twenty first century, and it has taken a little over six years for Nonesuch to deliver the first recording of the work, Louis Andriessen: Writing to ...