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Millicent Jordan despairs when preparations go awry for the elegant dinner party she planned. A few blocks away, people wonder where they will get their next meal. Set in 1931 New York, when the Great Depression took its toll on everyone, the new opera by William Bolcom (score) and Mark Campbell (libretto) that premiered at the Minnesota Opera last year, is based on the Kaufman-Ferber play, Dinner At Eight. Read Part One first.
Millicent Jordan despairs when preparations go awry for the elegant dinner party she planned. A few blocks away, people wonder where they will get their next meal. Set in 1931 New York, when the Great Depression took its toll on everyone, the new opera by William Bolcom (score) and Mark Campbell (libretto) that premiered at the Minnesota Opera last year, is based on the Kaufman-Ferber play, Dinner At Eight.
At the Tony Awards in 2008, sound designers were among the recipients for the first time. Sound design is an art, after all, and finally, everyone knew it. “I had always thought if I show up and do my job well, everyone will understand and recognize what I do. The value of that work spoke for itself,” says Lindsay Jones.
Suppose a music critic understood the symphonic form, but just couldn’t hear the difference between a trumpet and a sax, and regularly credited the saxophonist for marvelous trumpet work. Suppose none of the judges of the Academy Awards knew exactly what a cinematographer did and omitted the award for cinematography.
Suppose a music critic understood the symphonic form, but just couldn’t hear the difference between a trumpet and a sax, and regularly credited the saxophonist for marvelous trumpet work. Suppose none of the judges of the Academy Awards knew exactly what a cinematographer did and omitted the award for cinematography.