Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pavlov's opera fan

I happened upon the final scene of a Met performance of La Boheme on public TV. For a moment, I hesitated. Should I watch? Should I flip? Would seeing the end without experiencing the full piece ruin it for me? I couldn't resist. That scene in the garret is so powerful. I watched. And lo and behold, my reaction was the same as it usually is: waterworks. That's great art.

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