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Originally released 1958 Sony Music Entertainment / 30 tracks
Whether it is classed as musical theatre or opera (the score runs the gamut from operatic arias and choruses to snappy ragtimes and negro spirituals), this work by Marc Blitzstein, based on Lillian Hellman’s play The Little Foxes, is a splendid evocation of a Southern family destroyed by its own vices. It first played a run of 56 performances at the 46th Street Theatre in 1949 with Jane Pickens, William Warfield, and Brenda Lewis in the cast, and was added to the repertoire of the New York City Opera in 1953. It received the recording it deserved in 1959 when Samuel Krachmalnick led Brenda Lewis, Elisabeth Carron, Carol Brice, Joshua Hecht and the New York City Opera Chorus and Orchestra in this scintillating performance.