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Opus Avantra

Opus Avantra
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Opus Avantra is an Italian band which combines different genres. It is sometimes classified as Italian progressive rock and avant-prog. The band was formed in Veneto in 1973 by a group composed of soprano Donella Del Monaco, the niece of the tenor Mario Del Monaco (concept, voice and text), pianist-composer Alfredo Tisocco (direction ensemble, music, piano and keyboards ), the philosopher Giorgio Bisotto (ideologist and inspirer) and producer Renato Marengo. The group has performed and recorded sporadically since its inception.
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Opus Avantra — Lyrics Opus Avantra — Lyrics
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 023, 1995, CD)
Opus Avantra — Strata Opus Avantra — Strata
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 011, 1989, CD)
Opus Avantra — Lord Cromwell Plays Suite for Seven Vices Opus Avantra — Lord Cromwell Plays Suite for Seven Vices
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD003, 1975/2011, CD)
Opus Avantra — Donella del Monaco (AKA Introspezione) Opus Avantra — Donella del Monaco (AKA Introspezione)
(Cramps Records Artis ARCD 002, 1974/1989, CD)

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