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April 16   -   ArtsJournal: music

When A New Opera Turns (Terrifyingly) Topical

Yes, it's about Machiavelli. "Drawing from disparate political histories involving the Medicis, Hitler, Alexander Hamilton, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Osama bin Laden, the Machiavelli of the future, with Henry Kissinger as his sidekick, delivers a warning about abuses of power and lapses of political judgment. There is one 'new prince' that everyone in the audience was probably thinking of during the production, but he is conspicuously absent from this political soup."


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