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11 Sep 2006

Tragic Love in a Garret, on the Brink of World War I

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/11/arts/music/11bohe.html

By STEVE SMITH [NY Times, 11 September 2006]

In a short behind-the-scenes documentary film screened before the third act of Puccini’s “Bohème” during the Opera-for-All celebration at New York City Opera on Friday, the director, James Robinson, called the piece “director-proof.” He was half right. While it’s probably true that the stirring passions and sumptuous music in this work can survive all manner of stage treatments, a smart production can definitely heighten the impact of Puccini’s powerful score.

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