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Composer: Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre (1729-1817)

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Year of birth1729
Year of death1817
NationalityFrance
PeriodClassical
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Opera Lafayette revives an 18th-century comic gem

Dominique Labelle and William Sharp  ©  Louis Forget
Opera Lafayette has uncovered a fascinating work in their revival of Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s 1762 comic opera Le roi et le fermier (The King and the Farmer). The Washington, D.C.
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