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— by Janos Gereben: The music peaked, sound permeated the hall, rapt attention gripped the audience, murder and revenge unfolded on stage: Anna Dugan’s noble Leonora collapsed, Jeff Byrnes’s vicious Count di Luna stabbed Victor Starsky’s heroic if unwise Manrico to death, only to have Alice Chung’s vengeful Azucena destroy him by crying out that he just killed his brother…

Image: Amber R. Monroe as Magda, front, with Anna Dugan and Chelsea Lehnea, left, and Alice Chung, right, in Puccini’s La rondine, courtesy of Kristen Loken

July 15, 2019