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World famous Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff plays for his granddaughter Sophie , in New York, USA, Nov. 15, 1927. (AP Photo)
World famous Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff plays for his granddaughter Sophie , in New York, USA, Nov. 15, 1927. (AP Photo)

When you think of Sergei Rachmaninoff, the Russian born composer, maybe you think of his epic piano works. Maybe his symphonies? But opera?

It may not be widely known but Rachmaninoff finished three operas in his lifetime and his first, "Aleko," is now being staged by Commonwealth Lyric Theater. And it's the subject of this week's ARTery segment, where we talk to the region's leading artists and critics about an event that excites them.

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Graham Wright, Host and Founder of Opus Affair, an arts salon in Boston

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Commonwealth Lyric Theater Performs Rachmaninoff's "Aleko"

This segment aired on June 6, 2013.

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