What Makes Opera Grand?


Leonard Bernstein, Philharmonic Hall, NY, 1968 by Arnold Newman

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

“Any great work of art … revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world — the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.”

— “What Makes Opera Grand?”, Vogue, December 1958