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A Grand Site for Singing

The classic musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein are turning up in opera houses and concert halls. LAURENCE MASLON reports.

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Curly and Laurey leave on their honeymoon in Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013 Oklahoma!
© Dan Rest 2013
It was a worthless $25,000 contract that first opened the temple of opera to the marketplace of Broadway. In 1948, basso extraordinaire Ezio Pinza decided to step away from his Metropolitan Opera care...

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Current Issue: December 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 6