NPR MUSIC:
Missy Mazzoli: A New Opera and New Attitude for Classical Music

NPR MUSIC: Missy Mazzoli: A New Opera and New Attitude for Classical Music

By NPR MUSIC

In one sense, Mazzoli's opera, Song from the Uproar, is a far cry from Verdi, Wagner and Puccini. The orchestration alone reflects her agile, smaller-is-better approach. The handful of musicians include an electric guitarist, a few winds, double bass and Mazzoli's own sampling techniques inspired by DJs — heard effectively in the opera's "Interlude."

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