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Opera upstarts: Police and the Python

The Royal Opera House is staging two short productions to attract a new audience to the world of opera.

Stewart Copeland, who was the drummer with The Police has written an opera about Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Tell-Tale Heart while Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, has something a little more absurd.

Today reporter Nicola Stanbridge met them in rehearsals to find out more.

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