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OPERA | Opera Week 

In celebration of National Opera Week, Rochester Lyric Opera will present a series of performances and lectures, and a competition at the Lyric Theatre. The week begins Monday, November 2, 7 p.m., with a lecture from the Opera Guild of Rochester's Art Axelrod about the "bad boys" in opera. The week's events include a performance of arias, "Handel to Heggie," by Opera Ithaca (Tuesday, November 3, 8 p.m.); Houghton Lyric Theatre performing Mozart's one-act opera "Bastien and Bastienna (Thursday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.); and a voice competition featuring teens in 9th through 12th grades (Sunday, November 8, 7 p.m.).

Opera Week will take place Monday, November 2, through Sunday, November 8, and all performances will take place at Lyric Theatre, 400 East Avenue. Tickets range from free to $25. For a full schedule of events, visit

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