Ned Rorem in New York City - 10 November, 1965

from 1965, pages 155-156:

Meanwhile a final performance of Julie took place Wednesday (in the wake of the blackout!) which prove I nearly every sense superior to the opening. The principals, Willauer, Gramm and Bonazzi chewed up the dubious scenery, while Zeller's orchestra glittered and soared toward appropriate shrieks. Too late. No one came. And thus, the demi-elaborate preparations trickled away like those of the actress in Diamond in the Sky, like those of Balanchine's Variants so succinctly adumbrated by Edwin Denby, or like the taciturn Bartleby if Flanagan who, less grandly to be sure, expired, but no less …   more >>
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Ned Rorem, 1965. In The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 155-156. accessed: 28 November, 2023

location of experience: New York City


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Miss Julie
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Elaine Bonazzi, Marguerite Willauer, Robert Zeller, New York City Opera, Donald Gramm

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 November, 1965
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:15:25 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:34:28 +0000