Riding the van back to Albuquerque, I mentioned that the opera The Letter is composed entirely out of its period, its period being now, and could easily be something by Barber, Copland or late Prokofiev. Someone immediately objected. "I disagree. I liked it." When in that sentence did I say I didn't like it? I liked it fine. It's still out of its period by some 60 or more years. That isn't how people are writing now. This falls into the category of data, not opinion.
Singing Opera, and All That Jazz
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