Politically Charged Opera that Blurred the Genre Wins Best Music Award

“Orlando,” a rebellious and brazenly political opera adaptation of Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth’s novel by Virginia Woolf. made history It won the prestigious award as the first female work presented by the Vienna State Opera. Grawemeyer Award For Music Composition. Neuwirth, 53, was on the phone with another man Monday when he learned the news, …