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The Migraines and the Music: Was Wagner Inspired by Headache Pain?

Three German researchers present evidence that Wagner interwove his headache pain into his operas.

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Live from New York, It’s Mozart and Strauss

Could simulcasts at your local theater save the high arts, or sink them?

A Metropolitan Opera production streams into San Luis Obispo, California (PHOTO: MICHAEL WILLER)

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