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The World's Greatest Music
The 19th century was a golden age for music – and the posters advertising the productions of these now iconic operas are artworks in their own right. We've put together a gallery of some of the most eye-catching from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
‘Tannhäuser’ was first performed in Dresden in 1845 and tells the supernatural story of one man’s quest for absolution from his sins. Wagner’s opera opens with an orgy overseen by Venus, the goddess of love. Image: Getty
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