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Notes on MonoDramas At The New York City Opera

by Paddy Johnson on April 5, 2011
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The New York City Opera is a blast. Following my recent discussion of The Martha Graham Dance Company at Lincoln Center, I attended Monodramas, a series of three monodramas composed by well known composers, Morton Feldman, Arnold Schoenberg and John Zorn (through April 8th). The set design, the music, and at least two of the performances were near perfect pitch. As with the previous post on Martha Graham, I offer only my notes.  I am not an expert on Opera, but I do have a lot to say about how the show looked and functioned. Notes follow in the order the performances occurred.

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