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A Novel Idea For An Opera03:22

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The Lyric Opera of Chicago performs 'Bel Canto,' based on Nashville author Ann Patchett's book. (Lyric Opera of Chicago)closemore
The Lyric Opera of Chicago performs 'Bel Canto,' based on Nashville author Ann Patchett's book. (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Some authors hope to get their books turned into movies. After all, it comes with a lot of publicity and a big paycheck. But a book by award-winning author Ann Patchett is having its world premiere in a different form - an opera.

Emily Siner from Here & Now contributor WPLN in Nashville has this report on why Pachett's novel "Bel Canto" was turned into an opera, composed by Jimmy López.

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This segment aired on January 12, 2016.

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