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'Handmaid's Tale' Opera Premieres

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'Handmaid's Tale' Opera Premieres

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'Handmaid's Tale' Opera Premieres

'Handmaid's Tale' Opera Premieres

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The Handmaid's Tale, an opera based on Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, makes its North American debut at the Minnesota Opera in St. Paul. The opera tells of a world where religion is used to justify political agendas and women are stripped of their rights. Minnesota Public Radio's Marianne Combs reports.