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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Link: Urban Arias brings a second season of contemporary opera to Arlington

Stephen Brookes profiles the company Urban Arias, which is presenting its second season of short contemporary opera at Arlington’s Artisphere, starting with the world premiere of a new opera by Conrad Cummings and Michael Korie on Friday night. The festival runs through April 22.

Above: an excerpt of “Positions 1956” from back when it was a song cycle. The composer Conrad Cummings and librettist Michael Korie have now added two further acts and fleshed it out into a 90-minute opera, which will have its world premiere on Friday night in Arlington.

By Stephen Brookes  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/12/2012

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