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Barbier von Bagdad, Der (‘The Barber of Baghdad’)locked

  • Amanda Glauert

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Komische Oper in two acts by Peter Cornelius to his own libretto after a story from The Thousand and One Nights; Weimar, Hoftheater, 15 December 1858.

Cornelius began writing the text of Der Barbier von Bagdad in September 1855. His friend and patron Liszt initially disapproved of the subject matter, but later became intimately involved with the work’s evolution. The text was finished in ...

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