Opera Is No Place for Vanity Productions ; Famous as He Is as a Conductor, Lorin Maazel's Reputation as a Composer Is More or Less Nil
Hensher, Philip, The Independent (London, England)
When I saw Covent Garden's programme for this season, and came to the season's new opera, like many I thought there was something peculiar about it. An operatic adaptation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was going to happen sooner or later, and some opera house would put it on. What was distinctly peculiar was seeing Lorin Maazel credited as composer.
Mr Maazel, as needs no emphasis, is a distinguished conductor; from 2002 he has been the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, the latest in a long line of high-profile posts. For more information, I recommend his hilarious website, www.maestromaazel.com, which offers accounts of his career boastful even by …
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