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Escaping Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’ Through Opera

Annilese Miskimmon: “Opera and theatre were, and still are, a safe place for open-minded, creative people from both communities, a defence against all the sectarian problems. Art united while religion and politics divided.”
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