Man and Machine

Tod Machover's operas boast qualities that might seem contradictory — heavy reliance on technology and tremendous emotional impact. This season, Death and the Powers arrives at Dallas Opera. PHILIP KENNICOTT examines the composer's recent oeuvre.

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Perhaps it is his longtime association with MIT's pioneering Media Lab, or the lingering impact of his first opera, Valis, which opened at Paris's Pompidou Center and redefined the parameters of music...

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