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Can real-life opera marriages survive?
Is that your heart or your ego? Or: Operatic marriages, pro and con
The trials of Verdi's Violetta or Puccini's Tosca are child's play next to the challenge of holding an operatic marriage together. Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello, currently appearing in Roméo et Juliette, are the latest to try. Wish them well.
Peter Gelb: Fresh Air At The Met
Peter Gelb, the Metropolitan Opera’s new general manager, is bound and determined to reach new audiences. Which explains how I wound up, on a recent Saturday afternoon, watching a live telecast of a Met performance of The Magic Flute at a movie theater in Neshaminy Mall. On the basis of this evidence, Gelb is off to an impressive start.