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The Metropolitan OPRAH?

Posted at 4:04 AM on October 2, 2009 by Ward Jacobson
Filed under: Fun finds, In the media

This is not a quiz - but I'm guessing just about everybody reading this is more than a little familiar with the term opera.

Across the pond though, it seems the average Brit's ignorance of classical music has been exposed. In fact, according to a new survey, over half the people of Blackpool (population 150,000) think opera is the name of an American chat show host. Turns out, all but 25% of the U.K.'s entire population has not been to a live opera.

Oh, but there's more. Like Beethoven....a mutt?

Read more about it here.