In an interview by Drew McManus, Frank Oteri describes the Lithuanian production of his performance oratorio (rather than opera) Machunas, and then makes this corresponding observation:
Here in the U.S., sometimes each vital constituency in this complex puzzle of realizing a large-scale work seems unconnected which I believe needs to change if we are to successfully extend the connectivity to this musical tradition toward a larger audience.
Childhood dreams and the twilight of tradition. A world which still believes in the illusion of stability. The play and conflicts of childhood are sustained by a feeling that the boundaries of existence are secure despite the many forces eroding it...
In this unraveling Anglo-American era, are we also seeing the "twilight of tradition" or will life become more personally cautious if more socially united, similar to what happened between the roaring twenties of say 1925 and the great depression struggles circa 1935?