Music: Saints in Cellophane

"Virgil had asked Gertrude Stein to write an opera for him. Among the saints there were two saints whom she had always liked better than any others. Saint Theresa of Avila and Ignatius Loyola, and she said she would write an opera about these two saints. She began this and worked very hard at it all spring and finally finished Four Saints and gave it to Virgil to put it to music. He did. And it is a completely interesting opera both as to words and music."—Gertrude Stein in The Autobiography of Alice...

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