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The World's Greatest Music
From the books of Jane Austen to Carmen, great literature has often been the inspiration behind great music, as this gallery proves...
Set in 1194, 'Ivanhoe' tells the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the English nobility was overwhelmingly Norman. Sir Arthur Sullivan turned it into a romantic opera which premiered at the Royal English Opera House on 31 January 1891 for a consecutive run of 155 performances, unheard of for a grand opera.
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