Ned Rorem in New York City - 4 November, 1965

from 1965, pages 154-155:

CRASH! Margo lost her voice, whether from fear or fever, and portrayed Julie half-spoken throughout - which few reviewers remarked. Now, professionals at crucial moments just don't lose their voices - or what makes them professional? Yet I also endured misrepresentations on other sides. For instance, there was Prokofiev's Flaming Angel in whose lavish shadow my opera was economically given short shrift. Had I been more experienced, or more aggressive, perhaps I could have imposed righter terms; but how was I to know that finished sets don't resemble maquettes? that lighters won't take last …   more >>
cite as

Ned Rorem, 1965. In The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 154-155. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

Listening to

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Miss Julie
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Marguerite Willauer, New York City Opera, Donald Gramm

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 November, 1965
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:34:13 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:33:37 +0000