Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Dafoe
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Great classical music inspired by books
12. Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Dafoe
Offenbach’s opera is a loose adaptation of Dafoe’s famous novel, owing more to British pantomime than to the book itself. Despite a positive reception by the public and press at its 1867 premiere, it wasn’t professionally performed again until 1973 at the Camden Festival.