Fred Plotkin: Every single opera has so much to tell us about who we are.
Anna Chlumsky: The music gets into parts of us that we can't even define.
Speaker 4: There's so many emotions happening. It's storytelling, beautiful, vulnerable storytelling.
Rhiannon Giddens: I'm Rhiannon Giddens, and the podcast that pulls back the curtain on the greatest moments in opera is back for a new season. This has been a year when we've been experiencing every big emotion we have, and no other show, no other art form gives you that release, that wave expressing all the big ones.
Speaker 6: It's a commentary on the power of love.
Anna Netrebko: No, it's all about desire.
Speaker 5: We talk about stages of grief.
Speaker 2: It's all about one's hopes and dreams.
Joyce DiDonato: It's total, unfiltered, joy.
Rhiannon Giddens: We've been away for a long time, but we're going to make it up to you because this season, we're going big.
Speaker 2: Literally bigger than life.
Rhiannon Giddens: With 18 episodes coming at you every other week, singers, experts, and people with amazing stories to tell.
Fred Plotkin: Hold on, because this is life.
Rhiannon Giddens: The new season of Aria Code starts March 10th.
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