Neither (opera)

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Neither is the only opera by Morton Feldman, dating from 1977. The libretto consists of a 16-line poem by Samuel Beckett. Beckett and Feldman had met in Berlin in 1976, with plans for a collaboration for Rome Opera. Beckett told Feldman that he himself did not like opera, and Feldman had agreed with Beckett's sentiment.[1]

The work is for a soprano soloist and orchestra.[2] It could more properly be called a monodrama, but given Feldman's own disdain for opera, it can be described as an anti-opera.



  1. Strauss, Walter A., Review of Samuel Beckett and Music by Mary Bryden (2000). SubStance, 29 (2, Issue 92): pp. 104-108.

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