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  • Hugh Macdonald

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Opéra in five acts and seven tableaux by Camille Saint-Saëns to a libretto by Louis Gallet after Paul Meurice’s play Benvenuto Cellini; Paris, Opéra, 21 March 1890.

Composed in 1887–8, Ascanio makes a grand opera of a play of intrigue set in Paris in 1539...

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