For those of you who believe Opera is all sturm und drang, viking helmets and heavy volume, Dame Joan Sutherland helped bring back a music form called bel canto, or beautiful singing, and embellished her version of it with a florid expressiveness called coloratura. #opera #belcanto #coloratura #sutherland
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Regardless of your political views, there was one unmistakable truth about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Opera was what she loved. #RBG #Opera #Classical
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To the children of the revolution, this one is especially for you. This program is presented by a long-term HIV/AIDS survivor and Leatherman which spotlights a trans woman who changed the music forever. #wendycarlos #transvisibility
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The woman who once told a reporter that “pigeonholes were for pigeons” chose her own destiny in a world where Black women have often been dismissed and ignored. She left this mortal coil recently, and this program is in tribute to her gifts.
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