For those of you interested in knowing what The Tuneful Liar is about, here’s the synopsis, The Formula. I wonder if the character Dr. Calomel of Cripple Creek Sanitarium was modeled after the real-life Dr. Kellogg of Battle Creek Sanitarium.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, though most famous for his invention of the corn flake, also ran a very successful holistic sanitarium where the ill and infirm would subject themselves to his unique medical practices. Here are some of Dr. Kellogg’s contraptions.
If the opera’s set design looked like that, I could not care less about the music & lyrics. Sorry Harry.