Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 23 May, 1979

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 244:

Listening to the record of Sweeney Todd, undistracted by the sordid images on stage, the music seems more solid, replete with echoes, there are some good tunes (some terrible), and Angela is irreplaceably musical. Inconceivable that her role be taken by a true diva, though there's talk of it, opera (in all it's trashy glory) being a sacred word to Broadway.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 244. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


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

Listening to

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Sweeney Todd
written by Stephen Sondheim
performed by Angela Lansbury

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 May, 1979
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:06:59 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:31:31 +0000