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Work: Le Cid

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ComposerMassenet, Jules (1842-1912)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Sins of the fathers: Le Cid at Dorset Opera Festival

Leonardo Capalbo (Rodrigue) and Dorset Opera Chorus © Fritz Curzon
Dorset Opera Festival's bold decision to programme Massenet's obscure opera about a medieval Castilian hero proves to be a major success.
****1
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Swamped: Le Cid cast swallowed alive in Boston

Odyssey Opera's concert performance of Le Cid is sadly compromised by the size of the hall. 
**111
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After a century's absence, Massenet's Le Cid returns to its birthplace

With outstanding performances from Roberto Alagna and Paul Gay, Pierre Corneille's elegant poetry shines through the return of Massenet's Le Cid to the Opéra de Paris, more than a century after it was last seen there.
****1
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