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Anne Manson is responsible for a number of "firsts" for women. The first woman to conduct at the Salzburg Festival, she is one of only three to serve as music director of a leading American symphony and is now the first woman to conduct the Virginia Opera. The company's season opens with Manson on the podium conducting its debut of George Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers," a work that was rarely done...

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