Ned Rorem in New York - 20 October, 1982

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 378:

Rosenkavalier at the Met. We stuck it out, all five hours, and wept. But, having spent the summer inside that piece, there will never be an ideal performance except inside my head - not even the performance inside Strauss's head.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 378. accessed: 26 September, 2022

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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written by Richard Strauss
performed by Metropolitan Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 October, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:52:04 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:59:51 +0000