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Roger Parker

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Melodrammain three acts by giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by francesco maria Piave after victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse; Venice, Teatro La Fenice, 11 March 1851.

Verdi first mentioned the idea of setting a version of Victor Hugo’s drama as early as September 1849, with Salvadore Cammarano to be the librettist; but it was a contract with La Fenice, Venice, signed in April 1850, that eventually brought the opera into being.

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