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Met gives 'Barber' a cut in English version

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NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since Rossini's most famous work was given its Metropolitan Opera premiere in 1883, "The Barber of Seville" is being presented by the company in English rather than Italian, a shortened holiday version intended to entice families during school break. To cut "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" down to about 90 minutes around an intermission, the Met hired poet J.D....

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