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Troyens, Les (‘The Trojans’)locked

  • D. Kern Holoman

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Opéra in five acts by hector Berlioz to his own libretto after Virgil’s Aeneid; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 4 November 1863 (Acts 3–5, as Les Troyens à Carthage); Karlsruhe, 6–7 December 1890 (complete).

Berlioz was encouraged to undertake an opera on the Aeneid by Liszt’s mistress, the Princess Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein, during his visits to Weimar in ...

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