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Research Article

SOME FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SHOSTAKOVICH'S ‘ORANGO’

Gerard McBurney

Q: What is ‘Orango’?

A: Orango is an unfinished satirical opera, sketched in 1932 when Shostakovich was in the middle of writing Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.

Gerard McBurney is currently living and working in Chicago.