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Académie Royale de Musique (opera)locked

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The first permanent operatic institution in France, created by Louis XIV in 1669 and exercising a monopoly over all operatic productions in that country until the 19th century. In spite of several changes in name, the company has been known familiarly as the Paris Opéra throughout its long history. It has occupied several theatres, including the Palais Royal, the Salle Le Peletier, the Palais Garnier and, since ...

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