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Laurie DeWitt/The Gazette
Margaret Tomlin, 17, of Potomac, Aram Balian, 15, of Chevy Chase and Isabelle Zeledon, 17, of Bethesda are attending the Washington National Opera Institute at American University for three weeks. The prestigious national summer camp for aspiring opera performers not only has them learning proper breathing and musical style, but writing term papers about the history of opera and doing yoga.