Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Terrence McNally (November 3, 1938 – March 24, 2020)
American playwright Terrence McNally died today from the corona virus. In the opera world he is best known as the librettist for three operas by Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking (2000), Three Decembers (2008), and Great Scott (2015). Of these I have seen only Dead Man Walking. I was also present at the world premier in San Francisco before I started blogging.
He was most famous for plays and musicals and in 2019 won a lifetime achievement Tony. Of all his works I have also seen Master Class in New York, a play about Maria Callas. He loved the arts.