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The Business of Music

The current theme is “The Business of Music”. The initial offering is Antonio Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole, a divertimento teatrale on the misadventures of an opera composer. This is followed by Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, which involves...

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The Business of Music

The current theme is “The Business of Music”. The initial offering is Antonio Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole, a divertimento teatrale on the misadventures of an opera composer. This is followed by Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, which involves...

The current theme is “The Business of Music”. The initial offering is Antonio Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole, a divertimento teatrale on the misadventures of an opera composer. This is followed by Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, which involves the exploits of an impresario in organizing a production. Then there is Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss, which is based on Molière’s comedy-ballet, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.

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