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Nadja Michael as Emilia Marty in Janá?ek's "The Makropulos Case" ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera My review of Vec Makropulos is up at SFCV now. I turned it in 24 hours late and it was not posted until sometime this afternoon.I am not completely satisfied by it. It was hell to write, in part because I got tangled up in one of the late Robert Commanday's guidelines for SFCV writers: do not compare.
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