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Natalie Axton

Natalie Axton is a writer in New York. She is the founder of Critical Read, an online magazine of the true stories behind important works of the fine, literary and performing arts.

Queen Zenobia

More Than an Aria Written Over Rice: Rediscovering a Lost Rossini Opera

Rossini's "lost opera," Aureliano in Palmira is making a comeback with a new production. The opera's history involves antiquity, archeology, and Bugs Bunny.