Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Ep 102: Women’s History! Scandal! Intrigue! Opera! With Victoria Bond

The story of the first woman to run for the US presidency – in 1872 – told in an opera.

Conductor and Composer Victoria Bond
Conductor and composer Victoria Bond.

The first woman who ran for the U.S. presidency did so in 1872. Never heard this story? Thankfully, composer and conductor Victoria Bond has written an opera about this woman’s life. Hear the incredible, true, titillating tale and learn about opera AT THE SAME TIME! Sex, scandal, alliteration! All in this episode.

All music in this episode is from Victoria Bond’s opera, Mrs. President.

Audio production by Todd “Trusty Sidekick” Hulslander with quick draws by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.

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