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Book Review: Hedy’s Folly, by Richard Rhodes

Two-Part Invention When composer George Antheil first met Hedy Lamarr in Hollywood in August 1940, he agreed with Max Reinhardt that she was, indeed, “the most beautiful woman in the world.” His “eyeballs sizzled,” he wrote a few years later in his memoir Bad Boy of Music – the Austrian actress was even more beautiful […]

Trouble in Tunisia

Without going into details, the domestic troubles of the two short operas currently at the Kammeroper seemed alarmingly familiar. Why do men think that true love needs testing, or believe that a wandering eye will inevitably turn up something better? Indeed, for whatever reason, I ended up at the Kammeroper next to an empty seat. […]

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