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Cid, Lelocked

  • Rodney Milnes

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Opéra in four acts and ten scenes by Jules Massenet to a libretto by Adolphe d’Ennery, Edouard Blau and Louis Gallet after Pierre Corneille ’s drama (1637); Paris, Opéra, 30 November 1885.

The first performance of Le Cid confirmed Massenet’s reputation as a successful opera composer, marking as it did his return to the Opéra for the first time since ...

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