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Lingua Ignota's 'CALIGULA' Continues Her Powerful Wailings Against Misogyny

Lingua Ignota's second full-length CALIGULA continues her blend of opera, neoclassical darkwave, and death industrial. She transforms shattering lamentations into empowered declarations against misogyny, while also complicating the dominant narratives of women's trauma.

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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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'Opera Adaptations; Vols 1-3': A Synaesthetic Echo of the Operatic Performance

The graphic novel, in its robustness and variety, is the perfect setting for opera’s troubled universe.

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Anna-Nicole: The Opera - ‘Absurdly Beautiful and Eccentric’

Anna Nicole’s first appearance is on an oozing, voluptuous, golden button-backed throne. She is buxom and delicious in her earliest phase of waitress and Marilyn wannabe. Her first line: "I wanna blow you all -- blow you all -- a kiss!" elicited laughter from the audience.

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Philip Glass: Kepler

The iconic American composer gazes at the stars through the opera looking Glass.

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