14 Aug 2011

Love Beats Science in a Spoof by Menotti


By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 14 August 2011]

SANTA FE, N.M. — When Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Last Savage” had its American premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in early 1964, after its introduction at the OpĂ©ra Comique in Paris, its poor reception was explained by defenders as a case of bad timing.