Music: Three for the Opera

Kings, queens, demons and two surprisingly resilient corpses played leading roles as three major opera premires took place in as many cities last week. At the Opera Company of Boston, the scene was 16th century Mexico in the long-awaited US. premiere of Roger Sessions' Montezuma. At the Baltimore Opera Company, it was 14th century Portugal in the world premiere of Thomas Pasatieri's Ines de Castro. At the New York City Opera, the setting was the land of Talmudic legend in the U.S. premiere of Ashmedai by Israel's Josef Tal. All three operas were...

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