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Seven Keys to Imagination by Piero Morosini

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art capricious imagination

In La donna è mobile (“The lady is flighty”), the catchy aria from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto, the womanizing Duke of Mantua sings about a lady's changeable nature as he ironically reveals that the opera's flighty character is in fact himself. Since its 1851 debut in Venice, this aria has become a showcase for the world's outstanding tenors, ranging from Enrico Caruso to Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and Juan Diego Flórez. If you are like me, mental images of your favorite tenor singing La donna è mobile might help you recall the early 21st-century scientific evidence on imagination, portraying it as a changeable ...

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