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Teachable Moments

George Heymont | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

As someone who enjoys wordplay, I have always been partial to the following moment at the end of Act I of Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical thriller entitled Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

First Nighter: Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Met's Ravishing Simon Boccanegra

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

During the first night of this season's Metropolitan Opera revival of the 1995 Giancarlo del Monaco production, the cast followed some straight-forward advice with prodigious rewards.