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"Expanding the Operatic Canon and Reframing How We Consider its History Part 2"
with Dr. Tiffany Kuo

Posted on: June 29, 2021

In this podcast, Dr. Tiffany Kuo discusses the influence of cultural context, venues, and patronage in producing opera as she analyzes Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina, which Dr. Kuo refers to as The Rescue of Roger.

This recording was created in May 2021 as part of LA Opera Connects professional development series for teachers, Opera for Educators.  The subject for the entire day was Expanding the Canon. We asked scholars to consider If the operatic canon is made up those works that are most frequently performed, who are the composers and what are the works, new and old, that may be brilliant but are currently overlooked, and even more, should be performed more often. 

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