From left to right: Aria Mason (Rosalia), Ebonee Davis (Piquita) and Kenya Lawrence Jackson (La Flamenca) star in OperaCréole's production of La Flamenca. Cedric A. Ellsworth/Courtesy of OperaCréole hide caption

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A New Orleans Company Shines A Light On Opera's Diverse History

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Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of the original Star Wars film. The movie was originally released on May 25, 1977. Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Max Richter brings a diverse playlist with him for an NPR Music Guest DJ session. Yulia Mahr/Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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What's Composer Max Richter Listening To? Pretty Much Everything

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Tenor Scott Joiner and mezzo-soprano Viktoria Falcone try to find love via Tinder in a still from Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera. YouTube hide caption

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'The Tinder Opera' Creators Hope You Swipe Right On Online Opera

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Aubrey Allicock (right) portrays boxing champ Emile Griffith in his prime, along with Andrew McLaughlin, in Terence Blanchard's Champion, at Washington National Opera. Scott Suchman/Washington National Opera hide caption

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Don Giovanni (Gerald Finley, left) is pulled down to hell by the ghost of the Commendatore (Alastair Mills) in a Glyndebourne production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Robbie Jack /Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and celebrated critic Virgil Thomson, photographed in 1972. The Library of America has brought out a second volume of his writings on music. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Virgil Thomson: On being a composer

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In 1959, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed for the first time by an all-Chinese orchestra and sung in Mandarin. Courtesy of China National Symphony Orchecstra hide caption

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Tracing The People's Republic Of Beethoven

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Transgender choruses — such as the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, led by Lindsey Deaton (with guitar) — are springing up all over the country. A transgender pride flag is at the center of this image. James Geiger/The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles hide caption

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Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices

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Kathleen Battle will return to the Metropolitan Opera after 22 years. Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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Is Battle Fatigue Over? The Met Rehires A Banned Soprano

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Cellist, conductor — and alleged billionaire — Sergei Roldugin (left) with Vladimir Putin at Russia's St. Petersburg Music House in 2009. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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George Gershwin's beloved An American In Paris features the sounds of taxi horns — but a musicologist argues we've been using the wrong ones. Creative Commons hide caption

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Has 'An American In Paris' Been Honking Up The Wrong Key?

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