Ned Rorem in Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) - 12 November, 1983

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 432:

Peter Grimes at the Met. Each time (once or twice a year) I come here I'm shocked anew at the sloppy fare proffered by this most self-congratulatory of houses. Tonight, not one voice was on pitch, nor better than your average church choir member even on pitch.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 432. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center)


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

Listening to

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Peter Grimes
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:44:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:21:48 +0000