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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera. 1946A.

 

The year where the bridges in Moerdijk open again and in the US the first computer is created; the PvdA (Labour Party) is founded; the KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) flies its first scheduled flight to the US; the Rotterdam city council approves the Basisplan voor de Wederopbouw van Rotterdam (Basic plan for the reconstruction of Rotterdam); in Paris the two-piece bathing suit is introduced: the bikini; Italy chooses to become a Republic; and Interpol is founded.

 

In this episode fragments from:

  • Gian Carlo Menotti [see photo]-The Medium
  • John Antill- Corroboree (ballet)

 

Other opera- and operette productions from 1946 are:

Kosuka Yamada- Hsìang Fei
Heinrich Sutermeister- Niobe
Benjamin Britten- The rape of Lucretia
Alexander Tcherepnin- Georgina Suite from the ballet Chota Rostaveli
Joaquín Rodrigo- El duende azul
Marcel Delannoy- Puck

 

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