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The Real History of Opera

Tuesday 16 October 2007 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)

Repeated: Saturday 20 October 2007 15:30-16:00 (Radio 4 FM)


Huw Edwards uncovers the history and social context behind operas.

Mozart's tale of power struggles in ancient Rome was commissioned for the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia in 1791.

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