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Long-Lost Opera Discovered off the Coast of Sicily

photograph of the top of Mt. Etna, with white smoke/steam rising from the top
Mt. Etna, the Sicilian volcano as temperamental as an opera diva, may have helped save Vincenzo Bellini's lost first opera from destruction.
12:28PM
April
2, 2012

Opera lovers have the Sicilian volcano Mt. Etna to thank for preserving the manuscript score of what is believed to be Sicilian composer Vincenzo Bellini’s long-lost – and now recently discovered – first opera, according to a report on WQXR’s Operavore blog. The Feb. 27 discovery occurred near the Italian village of Vambolieri as archaeologists [...]