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Balfe, Michael Williamlocked

  • Nigel Burton
  •  and Ian D. Halligan


(b Dublin, May 15, 1808; d Rowney Abbey, Herts., Oct 20, 1870). Irish composer and singer. The most successful composer of English operas in the 19th century, and the only one whose fame spread throughout Europe, he gained wide international recognition with The Bohemian Girl...

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