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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 Opéra Comique in Paris, its poor reception was explained by defenders as a case of bad timing.

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