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27 Sep 2005

A timeless jest is polished

http://www.nynewsday.com/entertainment/stage/ny-etnyco4443344sep27,0,4366987.story?coll=nyc-classical-headlines

rossini_char.jpgBy Justin Davidson [Newsday, 27 September 2005]


An assortment of 19th century European nobility sequestered in a sumptuous hotel: What could be the setup for a murder mystery or a reality show serves equally well for a comic opera, Rossini's "Il Viaggio a Reims." The title speaks of a voyage, but these pampered travelers aren't going anywhere: There's a shortage of horses, it seems. Instead, they while away a couple of acts in vocal arabesques.

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