Famous paintings provide backdrop for opera
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
Some perspective is warranted in Opera Company of Philadelphia's new production of Puccini's La Boheme before contemplating even a note of the music: By employing numerous masterpiece paintings from the time of the opera's composition in 1896, the production, which opened Friday at the Academy of Music, has prompted complicated reactions. Are the paintings, altered by digital wizardry, being ill-used?
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