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20 Questions: Missy Mazzoli

Her debut album is a post-rock full-fledged opera about a mountain climber from the 1800s. In short, welcome to the fabulous world of Missy Mazzoli, one of the single most promising musicians out there today (she's also got a story about a Frankensteined accordion, too).

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Damon Albarn: Dr. Dee

Creative mastermind Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz, Rocket Juice & the Moon) releases the soundtrack to his opera, based on the life of John Dee. It's a stunning work on its own, but just doesn't find its footing unaccompanied by visuals.

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Anthony Braxton: Trillium E

Call it high art or rough sledding, this opera is for people who are deathly serious about their Anthony Braxton. For anyone else – perhaps coming to a theater space near you?

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Pepe Deluxé: Queen of the Wave

An epic pop opera surf rock concept album of such grandiose ambition and intricate execution that it washes away all other contemporary attempts at character and fidelity. This is a "Beatles on Ed Sullivan" moment for the modern age.

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