Today’s Times – The Good


This is good, quite good – nice video on the Met’s production of Satyagraha, premiering tonight. We’re going on the 22nd, and I’ll have a report then. Excited about it! This will roughly complete my trilogy of the major Glass operas, which means they are some of the major operas in history; the Oakland Opera Theater did a brilliant production of Akhnaten a few years ago, and we saw the concert performance of Einstein on the Beach last December, which inspired an essay which will appear in the next issue of Modern Mask.

Speaking of opera, this book looks good, especially the title. Kerman has already written the essential book, “Opera as Drama.”

Good weekend to you all . . .


Author: gtra1n

I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.