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Mongolian opera punches above its weight

Mongolian opera punches above its weight

What comes to mind when you think of Mongolia?
Yurts, Genghis Khan, the Gobi desert... Opera. That last one is something of a new trend. International singing competitions are awash with Mongolian opera singers, not just participating, winning too.
The move from tradtional throat singing to opera intrigued Glasgow-based music critic Kate Molleson so much she decided to travel to the country, crossing hundreds of kilometres to find out where this love of opera came from.