MIA: Literary Operas

Those quirky hacks over at The Scotsman examine operas written by authors, pointing out that Graham Greene’s one and only opera, Our Man in Havana, has only been staged once since 1987 — last week by the Trinity College of Music. And apparently Ian McEwan has produced an oratorio with Michael Berkeley. The oratorio, Or Should We Die?, was composed in 1983 and dealt with the threat of nuclear war.