Almost a week after the premiere of John Adams’ new opera, Girls of the Golden West, people in the business are wondering why the New York Times has maintained a trappist silence.
The opera was greeted by two crunching put-downs in San Francisco media and a rather more cautious assessment in the Los Angeles Times by Mark Swed who calls it ‘the most highly anticipated new opera of the year.’
So where was the New York Times?
Did they not consider it newsworthy?
Or is someone still fine-tuning their first draft history, almost a week after the event.