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Lifted Voices

From Between the Liner Notes: In the latest episode of this documentary-style podcast about music history, you’ll learn about the first black opera troupe in America. The Colored American Opera Company was formed in 1873 at a church in Washington D.C., and it performed for racially mixed audiences, drawing enthusiastic reviews and raising money for the church. This 19th-century story may have been lost entirely if not for some 21st-century curiosity and ingenuity. — Gina Lamb