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Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical
, which this month had its official Broadway opening at the Circle in the Square Theater, is funny, touching, unsettling and thought-provoking. It’s also utterly entertaining.
Richard Strauss's autobiographical opera,
, arrived at Garsington Opera in an unfailingly sharp and witty production directed by Bruno Ravella and conducted by Jac van Steen.
In its world-premiere performances at San Francisco Opera, Marco Tutino's
Two Women (La Ciociara)
emerged less a work of neo-verismo than a predominantly bland assemblage of musical themes and dramaturgical devices.
June 2015 — VOL. 79, NO. 12
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