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One World Symphony announces season based on popular TV shows, including Game of Thrones, New Girl and Hannibal

If you ask Game of Thrones fans, they might say that the show, with all its shifts in power, sudden murders, and heartbreaking romances, is exactly like a soap opera. But apparently its got just as much in common with classical opera.

The show has all the drama, intrigue, and passion that operas have been providing us for centuries: seduction, obsession, deception, political manoeuvring, romance, heartbreak, incest to name a few, says Sung Jin Hong, artistic director and composer conductor of One World Symphony, a New York City-based company dedicated to adventurous programming.

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