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09 Jul 2009

Mortier Leaves Paris With an Ending That’s a Beginning

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/arts/music/09bastille.html?scp=3&sq=&st=nyt

By Steven Erlanger [NY Times, 9 July 2009]

PARIS — Much of the world may have been watching the obsequies for Michael Jackson, which were also shown live on French television, but a different kind of artistic farewell also took place here on Tuesday night: the premiere of a theatrical work by the German painter Anselm Kiefer, the last commission of Gerard Mortier’s tenure as director of the Paris Opera.

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