Osias Wilenski composer
Maria Rosa López soprano
César Puente baritone
CARMEN’S REVENGE is Osias Wilenski’s humorous homage to Bizet’s Carmen. Wilenskidraws from the works of Bizet, Mozart, and others to create a sort of operatic medley that places Carmen within modern society. This recording features soprano Maria Rosa López and baritone César Puente.
Also on the disc are Three Movements for flute and piano, a work of flute cadenzas, a slow siciliano, and a scherzo; and Romances for clarinet and piano, an expressive and lyrical piece in three movements without pause.
Osias Wilenski (b. 1933) has worked as a concert pianist, a film and television director, and an opera repetiteur. His retirement allowed him to focus more intently on composing, which resulted in revising and recomposing of many of his works, including CARMEN’S REVENGE.