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The Academy of Vocal Arts: Warden Theater
|Stellar Production Values in AVA's 'Arabella'|
|While recordings of Arabella abound, operagoers could conceivably go years without actually seeing the piece performed. Compared to the frequency with which companies present Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Salome, Richard Strauss’s Arabella is an infrequently seen gem. In the hands of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia, Strauss’s lyrical comedy of manners was polished to a gleam.
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