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OPERA: Teatro Colon's Operatic Drama Offstage

06/21/2010 04:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

BUENOS AIRES -- An Argentine poem tells of an unsophisticated gaucho named El Pollo stumbling into an opulent production of Gounod's opera "Faust" in Buenos Aires's Teatro Colon, but as his story progresses it becomes clear that he has mistaken what he has seen on stage for real life.

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