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Dissenters & Rebels: HILDEGARD VON BINGEN

Aug 9, 2018 3:33:20 PM
By Lizabeth Malanga posted in Women in opera, Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, Female composers

During the 12th Century, Hildegard von Bingen achieved great success as prioress and abbess, founding two convents in addition to being an author, composer, visionary, and prophet. She wrote the first non-liturgical musical drama, considered by many musicologists as one of the first operas.
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