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Andy Pape : Leonora Christine - The Queen of the Blue Tower

Publisher Wilhelm Hansen
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub-Category Opera
Year Composed
Duration 2 Hours
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Full Score(s) KP00736


  • An opera which powerfully heightens its prison story with restraint and simplicity. I can imagine it being spine-chillingly effective in a simple staging.
    Michael Olivier, Gramophone, 01/10/2001
  • A wonderful, yet disturbing, opera that hopefully will be staged again soon.
    David Hackbridge Johnson, Classical Music Web, 01/10/2001
  • High and lowbrow culture meet in this work which puts on display the anguished soul of a dethroned queen.
    , Information, 15/06/2001
  • Not only does Andy Pape serve up a mesh of musical styles, he also manages to elegantly combine classic opera with the ballad-genre.
    **** (4 out of 6 stars)

    Carl Skøtt, Nordjyske Stiftstidende, 14/06/2001
  • This is opera for everybody.
    **** (4 out of 6 stars)

    Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Ekstra Bladet , 30/03/1999
  • A psychological drama of the kind Benjamin Britten was so adept at in his best operas. All in all, this is a tremendous achievement.
    Guy Rickards, Tempo
  • Dramatic, however also surprisingly humorous. Once again, Andy Pape has managed to combine high and lowbrow aesthetics – and the result is not too shabby.
    **** (4 out of 5 stars)

    Lilo Sørensen
  • A sweepingly elegant piece of musical drama.
    Eva Hvidt


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