June 1999 UCDavis staged original opera: Emperor Norton of the
The Davis Enterprise music critic, Marilyn Mantay, wrote on 27 May 1999:
"An operatic character waiting: for an opera."
That's how composer Jerome Rosen encapsulates Joshua Norton, hero of "Emperor
Norton of the U.S.A.," Rosen's opera that premieres next week in
the UC Davis Main Theater...
EmperorNorton.org's WebMinister experienced the production
which contained the non-historic character of an Empress, as well as operatic
singing which invariably commits depredation on our private person (esp.
in that none of the tunes were remotely humable).
Imperial Government of EmperorNorton ORGanized
Cyber nation-building continues...