Ned Rorem in Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) - between 12 December, 1967 and 13 December, 1967

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 242:

With Mother, yesterday morn, to rehearsal at Met of Barrault's Carmen. (We leave at intermission.) Dine at Shirley's. Messiaen-Loriod recital at Hunter College. (At intermission we bump into Morton Feldman who's lost a dramatic amount of weight. I mention this to him. "Yes," he answers, "ten more pounds, then I'll publish The Brooklyn Diary of Morty Feldman.") Reception at the Morotsirs'. Baths. Review new Beatles record for Village Voice. Evening, to see Mame with Jerry Lawrence. (He laughs appreciatively at his own script.)

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 242. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center)


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

Listening to

hide composers
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera House, Nicolai Gedda, Orchestra of the Metropolitna Opera House, Grace Bumbry, Zubin Mehta
written by Jerry Herman
unspecified music by The Beatles
written by The Beatles
performed by The Beatles
unspecified piano music
written by Olivier Messiaen
performed by Olivier Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod

Experience Information

Date/Time between 12 December, 1967 and 13 December, 1967
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary


Production of Carmen directed by Jean-Louis Barrault. The Beatles album is likely to have been 'Magical Mystery Tour' as this was released in the USA on 27 November 1967, see [accessed 12 January 2015].

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:28:17 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:22:31 +0000