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What Makes American Opera
with Dr. Tiffany Kuo

Posted on: July 21, 2022

In this new podcast series, we explore elements of American operaproduction and reception histories, social contexts, historical valences, and morethrough our artist and scholar community. In this episode, Dr. Tiffany Kuo discusses the intersectional qualities that can make American opera challenging to define, according to four musicians and two scholars who were asked to share their perspectives on a wide range of operas, from Scott Joplin's Treemonisha to Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach and more.

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Please be advised that some of the musical content in this episode may not be suitable for all audiences.