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Monday, Sep 21, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Philip Kennicott
Opera News (August 2009)

“Is the opera house the last safe place to practice the pursuit of style?... There are three forces at work in the opera house today. The first two, the professionalization of the opera business and the homogenization of the product, are perhaps two sides of the same coin. The third, more difficult to appreciate but powerful nonetheless, might be called the will to style.”


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