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  1. phillip larrimore says:

    Rameau’s Platee (1745)is a swamp creature resembling a frog; the opera was intended as an elaborate insult to the famously homely bride of the regent. Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen begins and ends with a frog. And I know of a talented opera singer and composer, Adam Klein,(he played Bacchus a few years ago at the Spoleto Festival’s presentation of Ariadne auf Naxos)who has written a chorus using the mating calls of eastern seaboard tree-frogs. It sounds…homespun.
    best regards,
    phillip larrimore

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