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Episode 4

The genesis of Paris's Théâtre-Lyrique came from a group of like-minded composers and dramatists including Berlioz, Adolphe Adam and Ambroise Thomas. They petitioned the authorities to create a third opera house specifically dedicated to staging works of lesser known composers. When it finally became a reality, its repertoire came into direct competition with the long established Opéra-Comique. With Donald Macleod and guest Karen Henson.

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Thu 26 Aug 2010 12:00

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