Pity the Supplicant, Beware the Gatekeeper

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 21 July 2010]
Anyone who has waited in line at the post office or tried to get some officious bureaucrat to process an application will respond to the central dilemma of “La Porta Della Legge,” the Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s latest opera, which had its North American premiere courtesy of the Lincoln Center Festival on Tuesday night at John Jay College.