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Kenosha Opera Festival debuts online during COVID pandemic


August 16, 2020

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Don't tell Nicholas Huff and Kaila Bingen that opera belongs to stuffy old folks in formal wear.

"Live music, including opera, can be accessible to everyone," Bingen said. "The stories in opera connect to the world today: Romance, tragedy and the joyful parts of life are all celebrated in opera."

The two Carthage College graduates teamed up to launch the Kenosha Opera Festival last fall.

Plans were made for an inaugural, gala concert … and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Now, instead of an in-person performance, the first Kenosha Opera Festival event was streamed on...

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