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Watch: Monty Python-Inspired 'All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes'

The name says it all. Writer and animator Kim Thompson created this short film as a school project and opera lovers and novices are still delighted years later.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Industry's 'Hopscotch'

How can a site-specific opera – one in which audiences were shuttled around Los Angeles in limos, side-by side with performers – translate to the static medium of a recording?

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WQXR Blog

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets Fairground Organ Treatment

Revisit this rocking musical curiosity that has the Queen classic played on a fairground organ.

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LPR Live

Norway's Jaga Jazzist Embraces Vintage Funk and Krautrock

Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian ensemble that draws inspiration from jazz, vintage funk and Krautrock. We join the members backstage at Le Poisson Rouge for an interview and performance.

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WQXR Blog

'Classical Mashup II' Released with a Dazzling Medley

Producer Grant Woolard has returned after last year's success with “Classical Mashup II,” a musical masterwork quilt that matches the fun of the original.

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WQXR Blog

6 Unusual Instruments You Must Hear To Believe

We're used to a fairly standard lineup of instruments at the orchestra. But there are a bunch that never caught on. Here are just a few of those instruments that are frozen in time.

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Operavore

Finding Warmth at the Opera and In Life

Fred Plotkin reflects on the warmth of both weather and character, and of compassion and sacrifice and how these forces of human nature play out in Puccini’s "La Bohème."

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WQXR Features

Watch: Pianist Drew Petersen Performs J.S. Bach, Schumann and Liszt

Take a break from your busy work day with pianist Drew Petersen performing works by J.S. Bach, Schumann and Liszt.

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WQXR Blog

Child Composer's 'Cinderella' Opera Opens to a Warm Reception

Shortly before the new year, 11-year-old Alma Deutscher's new opera, "Cinderella," premiered in Vienna and received a 10-minute standing ovation.

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