Ned Rorem in New York City - 14 April, 1958

from The New York Diary: New York Spring-Summer, 1958, page 320:

How could I not be discouraged about librettos, at least for a while, after last month's ignominious failure of The Robbers? The production was an outrage, with the three actors looking less Chaucerian than like Jesse James, Leslie Howard and Harpo Marx. To add insult to injury, it was co-billed with Rieti's The Pet Shop (renamed "Amelia Goes to the Dogs" by Elliott Stein) which received all the praise from les petits amis. The damage of "charm" again, but for once I am not the sinner.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The New York Diary: New York Spring-Summer, 1958. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 320. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1398194418741 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Diarist, Writer, Composer, critic […]
1923-

Listening to

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'The Robbers'
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Mannes College Opera Workshop, Carl Bamberger
'The Pet Shop'
written by Vittorio Rieti
performed by Mannes College Opera Workshop, Carl Bamberger

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 April, 1958
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Notes

Performance took place in Kaufman Auditorium, 92nd Street YMHA, New York, by the Mannes College Opera Workshop, according to (http://www.boosey.com/pages/opera/moreDetails.asp?musicID=5243) accessed 22 April 2014


Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:18 +0100