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Let’s go to the opera, where the rules of the real world rarely apply and (usually) there’s a happy ending. In the 17th and 18th centuries, court festivals and operas became elaborate opportunities to dazzle with fancy clothes and fantastical scenery. These productions left many traces on paper in our collections, but theatre is meant to be a living art. Boston has become a center in the revival of early opera, and the evening features a discussion of the problems of translating still images into productions that star living, breathing—and singing—people. Come and explore the world of baroque theatre, then and now, with Ben Weiss, Lauder Curator of Visual Culture.

This is a private event for Print and Drawing Club.

RSVP: Friends-Print@mfa.org