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From Genesis to Judges, there's hardly a story in the books of the Old Testament which hasn't inspired an opera or oratorio, or a verse that hasn't been set to music. Here are 10 to get to know better.
Rossini's three-act opera premièred in March 1818. Nine years later, Rossini revised the work with a new title - Moses and Pharaoh, or The Crossing of the Red Sea - and added a ballet. Many consider the second version, along with William Tell, to be among Rossini's greatest achievements. In true operatic fashion, Rossini introduced a love story between Pharaoh's son and an Israelite girl.
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