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Audio Slideshow: A Second Chance for A Quiet Place

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New York City Opera opens its fall season with the New York premiere of A Quiet Place, Leonard Bernstein's opera about an estranged family that is reunited after the death of the mother in a car crash. While reception was decidedly mixed at its Houston premiere in 1983, director Christopher Alden believes the time has come to give the opera a fresh hearing.

Photos: from NYCO dress rehearsal
Music: Vienna Staatsoper, 1986, Leonard Bernstein, conductor