Table Of Contents: September 2010

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RENÉ PAPE: TSAR OF THE MET'S NEW BORIS

Vol. 75, No. 3

• Wagner's Ring: Still the Music of the Future
• Ready for Takeoff: Tenor Vittorio Grigolo
Il Postino Bows at Los Angeles Opera
• Recession Repertory: The Strategic Plan at Five U.S. Opera Companies
• Hot Tickets: The Very Best of the New Season
• Sound Bites: Michael Fabiano
• Holding Steady: Four Busy Singers Making Careers in U.S. Regional Houses


Features
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
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The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
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This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Viewpoint Pape thmb 9110Viewpoint: Long Live the King 
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Love, Art, Politics NEruda THMB 9110Love, Art, Politics and Two Tenors
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STEPHEN TAPSCOTT probes the evolution of Antonio Skármeta's novel about Pablo Neruda, Il Postino, into an Oscar-winning film. The book has now inspired an opera by Daniel Catán, which bows at Los Angeles Opera this month.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
OperaWatch ToC THMB 9110OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Star Potential TOC THMB 9110Star Potential
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Of all the rising tenors on the international scene, Vittorio Grigolo, who makes his Met debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème this fall, is one of the hardest to pin down. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
TsarPower Met Don Carlo THMB 9110Tsar Power 
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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
On the Beat Laciura THMB 9110On the Beat 
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Will piracy take book publishing the way of the recording industry? Met veteran Laciura gets a TV acting gig in HBO's high-profile Boardwalk Empire.
by BRIAN KELLOW 
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
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The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
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The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
Subscribers Only
The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
Subscribers Only
The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Sound Bites Fabiano ToC THMB 9110Sound Bites: Michael Fabiano 
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by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
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The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
Subscribers Only
The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
Subscribers Only
The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
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The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Hot Tix ToC Thmb Racette 9110Hot Tickets! 
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The financial crunch may still be with us, but in 2010-11, U.S. companies are anything but down and out. OPERA NEWS presents our guide to the smartest ticket choices in the 2010–11 season.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
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This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Season Previvew Poplavskaya THMB 9110The Year in Opera
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A calendar of the 2010–11 season, compiled by TRISTAN?KRAFT, DEREK?TAM and BEAU?GABRIEL. 
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
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This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
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This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
Subscribers Only
This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
Subscribers Only
This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
Subscribers Only
This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
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This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
Subscribers Only
This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Ring Ideal ToC Thmb 9110Ring Ideal
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This season, the Met begins to roll out its new Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring, and San Francisco Opera presents its first traversal of the full cycle in years. PHILIP KENNICOTT ponders what the work has to say to us today.
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Obituaries Siepi THMN 9110Obituaries
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The great Siepi dies at eighty-seven; beloved contralto Maureen Forrester; baritone Giuseppe Taddei; composer Jack Beeson; designer Peter J. Hall. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Coming Soon Fink THMB 9110Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
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Four veteran American singers talk to SUSAN DORMADY EISENBERG about choosing a career rooted in U.S. regional houses. 
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Surviving the Crunch ToC ThMB 9110Surviving the Crunch
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How do U.S. opera companies plan their way through the lean years? DAVID?BELCHER reports.
Coda Stern THMB 9110Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget (But Wish I Could)
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by JANE STERN

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