Family members are reporting the death of John Eaton, who composed an opera on Shakespeare’s The Tempest with a libretto by the late New Yorker critic Andrew Porter. It was premiered at San Diego in 1985.
Eaton, who was 80, taught at the universities of Indiana and Chicago. In early days he worked with Robert Moog on synthesisers. Later, he developed a genre of Pocket Opera and wrote in microtones.