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Review: ‘Mighty Casey’ hits a home run

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Opera Saratoga’s production of William Schuman’s “The Mighty Casey” is a gem. Premiered in 1953, the opera in two acts is less than two hours long, but proves, as many pundits would attest, that baseball is a metaphor for life. The opera is based on Ernest Thayer’s poem “Casey at the Bat,” which was written in 1888. Director Helena Binder decided to set the time line in 1917 when America was still innocent of war, ...

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