Ned Rorem in Santa Fe - 30 July, 1982

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 364:

At the opera, Der Liebe de Danaë (with a glorious gold set by Ter-Arutunian), and a dress rehearsal in the driving rain of Rochberg's Confidence Man - worse, if possible, than Ward's opera [Minutes to Midnight by Robert Ward], because in aiming higher it falls lower with its wilful simple-indedness and whitish attempt to swing. Rochberg has nothing to say.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435585283730 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Santa Fe

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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Confidence Man
written by George Rochberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 July, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:41:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:52:28 +0000