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'Hellish repetition' makes the 19th-century opera 'Orpheus In The Underworld' fun — and scary

Illuminated Halloween pumpkins in front of a house. (Getty Images)
Illuminated Halloween pumpkins in front of a house. (Getty Images)

Here & Now music opinionator Fran Hoepfner joins host Scott Tong to talk about why the 19th-century French comic opera “Orpheus in the Underworld” and its famous can-can music is perfect music for Halloween 2021.

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