Neither
Composer: Morton Feldman
Librettist: Samuel Beckett
Other Artistic Personnel: Marcello Panni (Conductor)
Original Cast: Kiera Duffy
Premiere Date: May 13, 1977
Producing Company: Rome Opera
Description: Neither is the product of two like-minded visionaries focused on a single theme: the endless and often hopeless quest for understanding of the self and the universe, as carried out within the flash of a single life.

This dramatic work is filled with passages that evoke numerous visions, machines churning away in subterranean depths, interstellar spaces haunted by distant sirens, wheels within wheels grinding down time and space in slow revolutions. Feldman's music creates a strange sense of presence, of place, and the imagination often seeks to populate it with familiar images.

Although Neither is frequently called an opera, it bears more relation to a "monodrama" than any conventional opera, rather than relying on the unfolding of a story to provide a sense of drama, Neither draws its authority from escalating musical tension, cycling between Beckett's stanzas as it spirals toward its "unspeakable home."
Reviews: Village Voice, Tom Johnson,12-11-1978; Gramophone, Roger Thomas, 10-1998
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Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 1
Musical Style: Minimalist
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Neither (Feldman)
Friday, March 25, 2011 - New York City Opera
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