Welcome to Notes from the Grand Tier, a series of reviews of operatic performances that the author has attended at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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Don Giovanni
Mozart's humorous look
at overrequited love.
La Fille du Régiment
Marie and her fun-loving
soldiers bang Donizetti's drum.
Kurt Weill brings Berthold Brecht
to the Met for a tale of our times.
Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss' homage to
unadulterated silliness.

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Paul Kachur
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