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17 Jun 2008

Spivs, rockers and sopranos

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c82c85ae-3c7f-11dd-b958-0000779fd2ac.html

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 17 June 2008]

The test of any Ariadne, beyond the quality of singing, is whether it makes sense of the work’s inbuilt collisions – between vulgar comedy and high seriousness, idealism and pragmatism, modernist self-consciousness and old-world geniality, sincerity and hubris.

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