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Putting on your own opera, in Vienna, aged 11

With help from her skipping rope, Alma Deutscher has written an opera that's being staged this Christmas in Vienna, the capital of classical music. Not bad when you're aged 11 and three-quarters. "I sometimes think that if I had a beard and I was old and fat then people might take me a bit more seriously," the English "wunderkind" told AFP as she played on the piano excerpts of the work.
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