Richard Teitelbaum

Richard Lowe Teitelbaum Golem

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Golem is an interactive opera by Richard Teitelbaum that attempts to tell the famous 16th century tale of Rabbi Loew and the golem that he created. This Tzadik release documents a live multimedia performance of Golem presented in Amsterdam in 1994. Although performed by a talented musical cast, there's an absence of the visual element (slides, video, scenery, etc.) that was such an integral part of this opera. As a result, it seems that you're only getting part of the story. Also, the vocal presence of both Shelley Hirsch and David Moss require a great love -- or at least a high tolerance -- of vocalese.

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