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• Celebrated as the leading composer of lyric opera of his generation
• Wrote 13 operas that have been performed internationally
• His music, which is mostly written for voice, displays a natural dramatic impulse
• In a predominantly tonal context, his music freely combines tonality, atonality and 12-tone writing
• Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for his song cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf

Works by Dominick Argento include:
Postcard from Morocco (1971) opera in one act
Casa Guidi(1983) five songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Miss Havisham's Fire(1979, rev.2000) opera in two acts with prologue and epilogue

Looking Ahead: The Dutch National Opera Academy performs Argento’s Postcard from Morocco in a production led by Gary Matthewman (March 23-27).

"I think that music ... began as an emotional language. For me, all music begins where speech stops." — Dominick Argento

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