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The American Repertory Theater's production of Porgy and Bess emphasized musical theater over opera. Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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'Porgy And Bess,' Adapted For Modern Times

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Wilhelm Furtwaengler: A Complex German Conductor

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Like Gilbert And Sullivan? You'll Love These DVDs

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Alida Valli stars as Countess Livia Serpieri and Farley Granger plays Lieut. Franz Mahler in Senso. Everett Collection/Everett Col hide caption

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A Night At The Opera (On The Silver Screen)

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Celebrating James Levine's 40 Years At The Met

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Music And Animation Combine In Disney's 'Fantasia'

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A flautist from Konzerthausorchester Berlin performs during Musikfest Berlin 2010's tribute to Pierre Boulez. Kai Bienert hide caption

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Australian soprano Joan Sutherland poses in her dressing room at the Metropolitan Opera after making her Met debut on Nov. 26, 1961, in New York. AP Photo hide caption

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Benita Valente made her debut with the Met on September 22, 1973, singing Pamina in The Magic Flute. Peter Checchia hide caption

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The Piano Lesson, 1916 The Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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Miller played Sally, a waitress who became a Broadway sensation, in the 1929 film Sally. Warner Bros. hide caption

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A Star Named Marilyn (But Not The One You Think)

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At age 85, conductor Pierre Boulez says he might start to cut back on concerts in favor of spending more time composing. courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc. hide caption

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Composer-Conductor Pierre Boulez At 85

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