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Algeria (opera)locked

  • Charles Pitt

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Country in North Africa. Opera was swiftly introduced after the French conquest in 1830. The hall of the Djenina Palace in Algiers was converted into a theatre and in 1836 the 700-seat Théâtre de la rue de l’Etat Majeur was built; opéras comiques and vaudevilles were performed by French troupes, and operas by visiting Italian companies in summer – ...

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