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From Neptune to Nixon

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Adrian Mourby examines the history of the operatic plot - from gods and emperors, kings and queens, to lovers, lowlife, terrorists and presidents

With expert commentary from eighteenth century opera specialist Dr Suzanne Aspden, music historian Roderick Swanston and music journalist Shirley Apthorp.

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20 minutes

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Wed 5 Sep 2012 21:20
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