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Robert Wilson and the Civil Wars

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Innovative opera composer and director Robert Wilson attempted to create a truly international opera to be performed at the Los Angeles Olympics. Six different composers from six countries were to compose operas from his libretto based on the United States' Civil War. After an initial performance in their countries of origin, they were to be performed in one nine-hour-long epic in Los Angeles during the games. Since the very word "opera" means "work," and the ideal of opera is to join every major art...more

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