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Cleopatra

Paul Corneilson

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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Libretto subject used in many periods. The story is based on historical figures and events recounted in Plutarch’s Lives and other ancient writings; william Shakespeare’s play has been an influential source. Operas on the subject are also entitled Cleopatra regina d’Egitto, La morte di Cleopatra and Antony and Cleopatra. The story should be distinguished from those of other librettos treating an earlier episode in her life, in which Cleopatra is paired with

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