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Howard Shore, Oscar Winner and Opera Composer

Howard Shore makes his debuts at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) as opera composer

Wow. What an event. Mr. Howard Shore is in Paris, for the rehearsals and the Premiere of his first opera, based on the George Langelaan’s novel, commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera and the Châtelet. Mr Shore went to the Institut de France and the Canal Académie studios for a very fascinating broadcast.


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Do I really need to introduce Howard Shore's carreer? Let's just have a look on his official website, www.howardshore.com, to read his brilliant resumé:

Howard Shore is among the most respected, honored and active film composers and music conductors at work today. Shore's work creates a presence so innovative and original that it forever bears his unique creative stamp. Setting the standard for evocative and expressive film scores, Shore creates music that is instantly recognized and resonates long past the life of the film.
Shore began his career as a founding member of the group Lighthouse, with whom he recorded and toured from 1969 to 1972. He then went on to serve as the original Musical Director of Saturday Night Live. He conducted the live broadcasts from 1975 to 1980. At the same time, Shore began establishing his reputation collaborating with David Cronenberg on his groundbreaking films. To date, Shore has scored 12 Cronenberg films, including The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, A History of Violence, and Eastern Promises.

Shore continues to distinguish himself with a wide range of projects, from Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, The Aviator, Gangs of New York and After Hours to Tim Burton’s Ed Wood; Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia to Chris Columbus' Mrs. Doubtfire. Shore’s work with Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings trilogy stands as his most towering achievement to date. A partial list of awards for this masterpiece of modern cinema tells the story. In 2002, Shore won his first Oscar for Best Score and a Grammy Award for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Following another Grammy Award for(...)


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