Music: How to Be a Queen

Manhattan-born Meyer Kupferman is a hefty six-footer who decided long ago that he could teach himself how to compose. Some of his work sounds as though was not too far wrong: when he was only 15, his impressionistic Woodwind

Sextet won him a "neat and charming" notice from Composer-Critic Virgil Thomson. Last week an After Dinner Opera Company audience in Manhattan heard 23-year-old Composer Kupferman teamed up with a late impressionist of the literary world—Gertrude Stein.

The result was a one-act opera as stylish, Steinish, charming and listenable as any summer audience could want to...

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