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Mitchell Cohen: Politics of Opera--A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
Like any other art form, opera absorbs, reflects, and refracts all kinds of political, social, and civic tensions. Mitchell Cohen, author of “The Politics of Opera: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart” tours us through the layers of meaning tucked away in masterpieces from Orpheo to the Magic Flute. —Original airdate: 10/20/2017

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