The Greatest Science Fiction Opera Composer in History

Posted: November 17, 2014 in opera
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“Rock music has Ziggy Stardust, Yoshimi and Rush. P-Funk’s Mothership gave birth to ATLiens, Dr. Octagon, and Janelle Monae’s alter ego Cindi Mayweather. So why hasn’t classical music embraced science fiction the way popular music has? After all, it’s a genre that simply adores mythology. Everyone from Monteverdi to Milhaud has done an Orpheus opera. Wagner’s Ring cycle devotes four epic nights to giants, dwarves, Valkyries, and magic objects.

There have been occasional stabs at marrying science fiction and classical music, but there’s only ever been one truly great composer who took the idea and ran with it: Karlheinz Stockhausen.”

The Greatest Science Fiction Opera Composer in History.

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