The Ocean Betrayed (Das verratene Meer)
Komponist: Hans Werner Henze
Music drama in two acts by Hans-Ulrich Treiche
Josh Lovell (Tenor)
Vera-Lotte Boecker (Sopran)
Simone Young (Musikalische Leitung)
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Live recording from December 2020 at the Vienna State Opera.
Both Yukio Mishima's novel "Gogo no Eiko" and Hans Werner Henze's opera "Das verratene Meer", which is based on it, create a claustrophobic scenario of hopelessness in which the struggle for normality is damned to failure. The live recording from December 2020 (without a significant audience) at the Vienna State Opera was enthusiastically received by critics after radio concerts: "Simone Young controlled the huge orchestral apparatus in the Viennese performance and, together with an excellent ensemble of singers, ensured an evening of opera that will be remembered" (hr2 Kultur).
Source: naxos (Germany)