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Richard Croft and Danielle de Niese star in Handel's 'Semele' at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
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June 30, 2011 Bowing to market forces isn't just a modern concern: 'Semele' was Handel's attempt to appeal to fans of spiritually minded oratorios and lusty operatic dramas alike.
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December 31, 2002 Opera latecomer Vivica Genaux builds a reputation by singing music originally performed by castrated men. The New York Times names her solo debut CD — composed of the "greatest hits" of famed 18th-century castrato Carlo Broschi — one the year's best vocal recordings. David D'Arcy profiles Genaux.
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