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10Deh, vieni non tardar

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    Deh, vieni non tardar
    Album
    Le Nozze di Figaro
    Artist
    Irmgard Seefried
    Label
    EMI
    Released
    1969

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Is Opera Ailing? A Conversation About The State Of The Art

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John Adams' Nixon in China, produced at the Metropolitan Opera in January 2011. Left to right: Janis Kelly as Pat Nixon, Teresa S. Herold as the Second Secretary to Mao, James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, Ginger Costa Jackson as the First Secretary to Mao, Russell Braun as Chou En-lai. Ken Howard/Metropoltan Opera hide caption

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