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Huguenots, Les (‘The Huguenots’)locked

  • Steven Huebner

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Grand opera in five acts by giacomo Meyerbeer to a libretto by eugène Scribe and Emile Deschamps; Paris, Opéra, 29 February 1836.

On hearing the soprano Cornélie Falcon sing the part of Alice in Robert le diable during summer 1832, Meyerbeer resolved that she would take a leading role in his next opera, together with the tenor Adolphe Nourrit and the bass Nicholas Levasseur. The groundwork for ...

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