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Europe’s Theaters Go Back to the Future With Covid Restrictions

For months, Europe’s opera, music and theater fans have been flocking to packed venues as if the coronavirus pandemic was…

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The Stakes Are Sky-High for a ‘Ring’ Coming to the Met Opera

LONDON — When the curtain rises on English National Opera’s first installment of a new “Ring” cycle on Nov. 19,…

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Visconti’s Operatic Autopsy of German History, Restored Anew

The revered Italian director Luchino Visconti was openly gay yet devoutly Catholic, ostensibly Communist yet unyieldingly aristocratic. In short ...

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Bringing a Deathly Michelangelo Sculpture Back to Life

FLORENCE, Italy — Michelangelo was an old man when he began working on a sculpture he envisioned for an altar…

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