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Glimmerglass Festival spotlights opera-musical divide

Mulligan (left) as John Proctor and Barton as Elizabeth Proctor in the Glimmerglass Festival's production of Robert Ward's The Crucible.

Cooperstown, NY

WHAT'S the difference between an opera and a musical? Theories abound. Some say opera is through-sung while musicals include spoken dialogue (though there are many operas with spoken dialogue; think Carmen). Some say opera is unamplified, while musicals are mic'd (except...

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