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.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 253. accessed: 26 May, 2024


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

Listening to

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'Carry Nation'
written by Douglas Moore
performed by Beverly Wolff, New York City Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 March, 1968
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:49:08 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:23:17 +0000