Music: Verismo Revisited

Verismo Revisited "When they asked me if I could come to the Metropolitan Opera at the last moment, I said it was out of the question, of course I couldn't do it, so just forget it. But Franco pleaded, so I said 'Let me look at the scores.' And 1 really fell in love with Cavalleria."

The speaker was Conductor Leonard Bernstein, and Franco is Designer-Director Franco Zeffirelli. The result of their talks created the first great occasion at the Met since it opened its season after a disastrous delay—a...

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