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Little Women With Sopranos And Altos

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Louisa May Alcott lit a fire that still burns when she wrote "Little Women" a century and a half ago.  Who knew people were still clamoring to read the book today?  

  Or that people love it enough to transform it into different art forms?  Case in point: Eugene Opera's presentation of "Little Women" as an opera, written in 1998 by Mark Adamo.  

The opera will be presented May 14-15, but the University of Oregon's Kathleen O'Fallon will talk about the story's endurance tonight (May 3) at the Eugene Library.  Dr. O'Fallon joins us with a brief preview.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.