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I will admit to being surprised and flattered at finding my journal mentioned on this website. I just have two comments:

1) I'm actually a he, not a she.

2) There really isn't any major story behind my love for "Nixon in China." I was exposed to modern music frequently as a child, and I developed a taste for a good bit of it as the years went by. "Nixon in China" also happens to be one of my father's favorite operas, and I learned about it from him. That's about it as far as a story is concerned.


Sorry for my confusion and thanks for commenting...

susan dunn

My husband and I LOVE "ceiling sky". Not sure how someone could dispatch it the way you did. Its totally alive and fresh!!

Cornelius Bauer

"Ceiling/Sky" was done in Freiburg (Germany) in 2004 by an "off" Opera Company. The director did it totally different than Sellars, the songs were much more connected and suddenly it did make sense. And the music ist just fantastic!


How about this 5 favorite modern operas(w/o composer repetition):
Peter Grimes, Nixon in China, Erwartung, Duke Bluebeard's Castle, and The Consul

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