I love you, Alice B. Toklas: the opera

June 12, 2014 by norman lebrecht

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The most celebrated literary salon in Paris between the Wars – the ménage of Gertrud Stein and Alice B Toklas that so offended Ernest Hemingway in his macho memoir – is being recreated as an opera this week n St Louis.

The composer is Ricky Ian Gordon and the leading ladies are sung by Stephanie Blythe and Elizabeth Futral.

In other literary news, William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun has just earned a stunning operatic debut in Buenos Aires, at the Teatro Colon. The composer is Oscar Strasnoy.


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