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Composer: Torroba, Federico Moreno (1891-1982)

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Year of birth1891
Year of death1982
Period20th century
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One-shot saloon: Operalia triumph for the ladies

Lise Davidsen, Plácido Domingo and Ioan Hotea © Alastair Muir
Operalia is a curious beast among voice competitions. Step onto the stage, belt out your aria and, before you’ve barely had time to acknowledge the applause, the next contestant shuffles along the conveyor belt. A one-shot saloon.