Shirley Gabis Rhodes Perle et al. - 22 April, 1976

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 164:

With Shirley last night to Hugo Weisgall's new opera, culled by John Hollander from Mishima's The Hundred Nights. Wrote Hugo this morning that his opera glowed with passion , beauty, honest theatrics, and a sadness mindful of Renais movies. Longueurs here and there, and a weak leading lady; but the orchestral writing, especially at the start with those low sensuous cellos, haunts in respect.

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Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 164. accessed: 26 September, 2022


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

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The Hundred Nights
written by Hugo Weisgall

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 April, 1976
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:04:44 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:25:36 +0000