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From the Director's Chair: Mary Birnbaum on 'La Bohème'
From the Director's Chair: Mary Birnbaum on 'La Bohème'

For us, 'Bohème' is a story about creativity and compromise. How can artists survive in a climate of change? And how can you be creative in a world where creativity is not valued? (The tie-ins to today are more than obvious.) Our bohemians begin the story impervious to the changing weather around them, but by the end they learn that they need to adapt or drown in the rising tide of convention. Their romantic illusions fracture and their creativity is bartered or pawned for stability and safety...

Mozart’s “School for Lovers” offers romance and risk. Enroll today!
Mozart’s “School for Lovers” offers romance and risk. Enroll today!

'Così fan tutte' holds a special place among the trio of masterpieces Mozart crafted with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Critics have variously described it as “a glorious soap-bubble,” “a deep and unsettling masterpiece,” “a musical lark,” and “a profound and terrifying tragicomedy;” they have praised both its “enchanted artificiality” and its “acute realism...”

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