Ned Rorem - 27 March, 1968
from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 253:
Premiere last night of Douglas Moore's Carry Nation with the extraordinary Beverly Wolff. She is not exactly a silk purse, nor is Douglas' opera a sow's ear, but Wolff made something big out of something medium-sized, and I'm thrilled at the prospect that we'll be collaborating in December. I'm 100 percent sympathetic with the language Douglas speaks through song, though he sometimes uses an awfully corny accent.
The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 253. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1421099348101 accessed: 30 June, 2022
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written by Douglas Moore
|performed by Beverly Wolff, New York City Opera|
|Date/Time||27 March, 1968|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|
This was the New York premiere of the work, not the world premiere.