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24 Oct 2006

Mozart’s Social Experiments, Conducted in a Shifting Chamber of Intrigue

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/24/arts/music/24cosi.html

Camera_Obscura.JPGBy BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 24 October 2006]

The New York City Opera’s new production of “Così Fan Tutte” takes place in what seems to be an outsize camera obscura. People had the idea for this precursor of photography as far back as the ancient Greeks. Working models began to appear in the 16th century. Images from outside entered a dark enclosure through a lens and projected themselves on inner walls.

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