Opera: Ernst Krenek / The Bell Tower

In this nutty, overcrowded world, do you ever have an urge for real solitude? Somewhere so remote the world will leave you in peace?

I have found such a place. It’s right here in my studio. Listening to The Bell Tower, the 1957 one-act opera by Austrian composer Ernst Krenek. While experiencing it I was overcome with the realization that I was the only person on earth listening to it.

Think of it. THE… ONLY… PERSON… ON… EARTH!