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Opening Night at the Met: Tired Tropes in Tristan und Isolde

The Metropolitan Opera’s general manager, Peter Gelb, could do the art form a favor and order a moratorium on a whole catalogue of theatrical clichés: black-on-black décor punctuated by a blood-red dress in the final act; blinding high beams that strafe the stage from the wings; flashlights shining in the ... More »
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