Music: Barber of Boston

Sarah Caldwell is that kooky, rotund lady in Boston who thinks she knows how to put on opera. Sarah is forever racing round town, scrounging money from her merchant friends to pay off some irate truckers or meet an impending payroll. A woman possessed, and sometimes distracted, by her mission, she once drove home in the wee hours after an exhausting rehearsal, discovered for the umpteenth time that she had lost her keys, checked into a nearby motel for a quick snooze, then walked out and forgot to pay. Her mother recently offered her...