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CCE is proud to present Opera Arcana – a series of essays on fascinating opera houses, operas, and divas/divos that may be unknown to people in the West. Opera Arcana opens up a little-known world of glamour with a touch of the exotic...and sometimes delicious human intrigue. 


OA’s first essays take us to opera in lands beyond Europe – Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, and Siberia. Our essayist, CCE board member Afarin Bellisario, is a professional writer and mechanical engineer turned business consultant. Afarin grew up in Tehran steeped in the music and arts of the Middle East and the lands beyond. 


We welcome your donations to help us keep great opera stories and our company going.

Afarin Bellisario

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