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“Twitter War” Yields “Financial Opera”

Screen shot of the Twitter page of Estonian president Toomas Ilves.
Tweets by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves were the inspiration for Scott Diel and Eugene Birman's new cantata, Nostra Culpa.
10:00AM
March
19, 2013

What has been called a “Twitter war” between a New York Times columnist and the president of Estonia over the Estonian government’s economic austerity measures has prompted the creation of a new cantata, to premiere next month in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn.