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‘Clara’

It’s well known to scholars that musical geniuses Johannes Brahms and Robert and Clara Schumann were very close — but how close is the question. In this original Fresco Opera Theatre production, adapted from the historical novel Trio, the story of their entangled relationship is told through their own music, transformed into arias. At the heart of everything is Clara — who loves her husband Robert but is also deeply loved by Johannes, the young composer they take under their wing.

April 1 to 3 at Overture Center, Madison. $30. overturecenter.org.

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