"To utilize the chorus as the internal parts of characters ... is still fairly startling," says Stephen Sondheim. "The unsophistication of the writing, unfortunately, does it in."
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"The music's kind of oozing out of not just his hands, but his whole body," Boston Symphony managing director Mark Volpe says of the orchestra's new music director, Andris Nelsons.
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A worker unveils posters Tuesday for the coming season of New York's Metropolitan Opera. The Met's fall schedule could be in jeopardy if failed labor negotiations result in a lockout Friday.
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