Rekindling Miss Havisham's Fire
Miss Havisham's Fire, Dominick Argento's operatic take on
Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations, had a troubled
first run at New York City Opera in 1979. This month, the
composer's revision of Havisham is unveiled at Opera Theatre
of Saint Louis. WILLIAM R. BRAUN reports.
hen Dominick Argento set about writing
a new opera for Beverly Sills, she was at the absolute peak of her
fame. Her belated Metropolitan Opera debut had been front-page
news, and she was about to a...
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