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Talk Like An Opera Geek

May 9, 2012 — From rugged individualism to visionary technologies, American opera forges a distinct repertoire.
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Apr 25, 2012 — European opera ranged from realistic to unhinged in the 20th century, as composers wrote with freedom and imagination on all sorts of subjects.
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Apr 18, 2012 — Hear opera reinvent itself in the hands of cutting-edge composers facing an uncertain new century.
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Apr 11, 2012 — Hear why these three composers are still superstars in opera houses worldwide.
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Mar 28, 2012 — The "beautiful singing" of the early 1800s marks an appealing milestone in the story of opera.
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Mar 8, 2012 — The excesses of the early 18th century take a decisive hit from a reformer named Gluck.
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Feb 29, 2012Opera seria, with its prescribed plots and extravagant music, dominated 18th-century opera.
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Feb 22, 2012 — At the dawn of the 17th century, take a trip through the earliest days of a brand new art form.
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Feb 1, 2012 — Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.
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Jan 25, 2012 — From recitative to cabaletta, we've got the skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.
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