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Romance, Intrigue and Tragedy

Gaetano Donizetti's 'Anna Bolena'
at New York Metropolitan Opera,
reviewed by GREG MOOMJY

 

In the year 2007, opera as an art form celebrated its four hundredth birthday, yet it was in September of 2006 that opera, at least at New York's Met, stepped into the 21st century. At that time, Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly marked the start of Peter Gelb's inaugural season. Gelb's tactics have won him detractors and admirers since then, but one thing is for sure: he has unleashed a public relations coup, which has redefined the way we think of opera.

A hallmark of Gelb's conception of theatrical opera is opening night...

Copyright © 8 October 2011 Greg Moomjy,
New York City, USA

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GAETANO DONIZETTI

ANNA BOLENA

ANNA NETREBKO

DAVID MCVICAR

METROPOLITAN OPERA

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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