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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella now available at Albany Records
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Made a quick stop at the Ashlawn Highland Opera Festival for some auditions and to hear a scenes concert. Near Charlottesville, the opera performs on the James Monroe estate, up the hill from the more celebrated Monticello. An outdoor festival, the singers sometimes compete with the buzz of cicadas and the cries peacock for attention.