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.
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