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Composer: Catalani, Alfredo (1854-1893)

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | Catalani
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Year of birth1854
Year of death1893
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

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