Ned Rorem in Florida - 13 June, 1982

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 360:

On the night of arrival, we went to Robert Ward's new opera, Minutes to Midnight, which deals with the world's greatest physicist who has unlocked the secrets of cosmic energy; his conflict is between delivering his discovery to the military or publishing it in a scientific review for the peaceful betterment of mankind. As the wide of the preoccupied genius, who never has time even to bolt down his meager lunch, Evelyn Lear is given the evening's best line: "Run, run, run. Always on the run." The music echoes this sing-song triviality for three hours (sans hard-edge of Weill or …   more >>

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 360. accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Florida


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

Listening to

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Minutes to Midnight
written by Robert Ward
performed by Evelyn Lear

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 June, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:11:53 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:43:11 +0000