An opéra-comique popular for more than a century, and admired by Berlioz.
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Poëme lyrique in 5 acts Composer & librettist: Hector Berlioz, after books II & IV of Virgil’s Æneid Composed 1856-1858. First performed: Acts III-V (with cuts), as Les Troyens à Carthage, Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 4 November 1863. Concert performances of Acts I-II (La prise de Troie), Paris, 7 December 1879. First staged performance (in German): Karlsruhe, Germany, 1890. … Continue reading 59. Les Troyens (Hector Berlioz)