That Face of Beauty, the Chaos It Creates

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 17 March 2007]
If a concert pianist wants to champion an overlooked work, all he needs to do is to program it on a recital tour. But if a leading soprano wants to perform a challenging role in a little-known opera, she needs an entire opera company to mount the work, with all the money, time and risk such a commitment entails.