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Maria Stuarda at the Met
Maria Stuarda at the Met
Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.
The Red Divorce

The bearded fanatic, dressed in black, enters the cell in which the lady—who held power in the old regime and who still stubbornly clings to the old, corrupt version of the faith—has long been imprisoned. His voice dripping with hypocritical sorrow, he holds out a paper and announces the sentence toward which he has long […]

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