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06 Feb 2006

'Rosenkavalier' melds comedy, truth

http://www.chicagosuntimes.com/output/entertainment/cst-ftr-lyric06.html

BY WYNNE DELACOMA [Chicago Sun-Times, 6 February 2006]

The concept of "emotional truth'' has taken a beating in recent weeks.

Granted, it's not all the truth necessary for a piece of so-called nonfiction like James Frey's "memoir,'' A Million Little Pieces, but it is the heart and soul of a work of art. Why else do we look at a Degas painting, go to a Mary Zimmerman-directed play or listen to Mozart if not to learn something about ourselves and the world that mere facts can't begin to reveal?

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