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Opera Poses a Challenge, Even to Linguists

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Opera Poses a Challenge, Even to Linguists

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Opera Poses a Challenge, Even to Linguists

Opera Poses a Challenge, Even to Linguists

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Commentator John McWhorter has always wanted to love opera but even though he is a linguist, finds language getting in the way. He recently attended what he dubbed a once-in-a-lifetime debut at the Metropolitan Opera.