Paul Moravec is the composer of "The Letter" which opens tonite at Santa Fe Opera. he & his portly librettist talkd at a seminar this morning ably led by our local composer John Kennedy. I learnd that Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" was among the influences for the new opera. & that its star Patricia Racette was a generous collaborator -- even writing one of the libretto's best lines.
I won't be seeing it for another couple of weeks when my cousin Regina arrives for a visit.