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Conquering Caesar 

Beverly Sills loved to tell the story of how she became an "overnight" star in New York City Opera's 1966 production of Giulio Cesare. In his forthcoming memoir, First and Lasting Impressions (coauthored by REBECCA PALLER), conductor JULIUS RUDEL tells his side of the story. The following is an excerpt from that book.

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Rudel in rehearsal
© Beth Bergman 2011
In fall 1966, the two Lincoln Center opera companies opened within eleven days of each other. The Met led off with Antony and Cleopatra, and our City Opera opening on September 27 was the first produc...

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