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Opera Goes Mainstream

La Boheme on Broadway, The Great Gatsby set to a libretto — highbrow eyebrows may be going up, but so are ticket sales. Opera companies are finding a new generation of fans. Join host Neal Conan and guests for a discussion about the changing nature of opera.


Ian Campbell

*General director of the San Diego Opera

*Host of radio show, At the Opera and *Chairman, Opera American

Ann Patchett

*Author, Bel Canto, winner of 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award

Aaron Jay Kernis

*Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

*New music adviser for the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis.

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.
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