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Valery Gergiev, Manuela Hoelterhoff and Frederick Iseman.

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Valery Gergiev, Manuela Hoelterhoff and Frederick Iseman.

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Valery Gergiev.

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Jeremy Gerard, cheif drama critic for Bloomberg Muse. Close

Jeremy Gerard, cheif drama critic for Bloomberg Muse.

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James Tarmy.

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Manuela Hoelterhoff and Frederick Iseman. Close

Manuela Hoelterhoff and Frederick Iseman.

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Playwright Terrence McNally.

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Muse executive editor Manuela Hoelterhoff with Jeremy Gerard and Jeffrey Burke.

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Terrence McNally speaking with the Muse team.

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Sam Sifton, author of "Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well."

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Jeremy Gerard and Katya Kazakina.

Muse invites arts leaders to visit Bloomberg’s New York headquarters.

This week we welcomed Valery Gergiev, the tireless conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, who brought along his friend and American patron, Frederick Iseman. We talked about the new opera house, which opens next May.

Playwright Terrence McNally spoke of the coming New York staging of his play about the premiere of Bellini’s last opera, “I Puritani.”

Sam Sifton, the national editor of the New York Times and past food critic, shared caveats and calories from his new book on Thanksgiving. Please, no garlic or salad.

(Manuela Hoelterhoff is executive editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News.)

Muse highlights include Lewis Lapham’s podcast and Greg Evans on movies.

To contact the reporter on this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeffrey Burke at jburke21@bloomberg.net.

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