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Why do sopranos have such a rough time in opera?

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Dr Lucien Jenkins (Guildhall School of Music & Drama) looks at the influence of Samuel Richardson on Romantic opera, focusing in particular on his Clarissa (1748), a vast novel about a family quarrel, social class, female friendship, kidnapping, imprisonment, rape, mental breakdown, religious faith, duels and death.

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