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Happy Anniversary, Carmina Burana, Odd and Disturbing Creature That You Are

By Galegirl

Today in opera history marks the premiere of  Carl Orff‘s Carmina Burana, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1937.  Not precisely an opera, it is more correctly defined as a scenic cantata and is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana.

Thank goodness for this video (below), brought to my attention by @verbiagent which demystifies the entire song. If you find Carmina Burana haunting or at the very least daunting, watch and nevermore be haunted nor daunted:

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