Opera: The Lady General

Given a fighting force composed of knights too fat for their armor, horses too old to stand up, and soldiers a draft board would stamp instant 4-F, Ulysses S. Grant himself could not stir up a convincing battle. All the more amazing, then, that a 58-year-old, 5-ft. 1-in. woman can. But then, Opera Director Margherita Wallmann does not map her strategy in the thick of enemy attack but to the friendly strains of Prokofiev and Verdi, Puccini and Mozart.

Last week "Frau Professor" Wallmann's 127th production, a three-act spectacular, Clitennestra, by Italian Composer...

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