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Ten great librettists
The French duo Meilhac and Halévy wrote a large number of opera and operetta libretti. Their most famous collaboration was with Bizet on ‘Carmen’. For Offenbach, they wrote – among others - 'La belle Hélène' and 'La vie parisienne.' Anna Caterina Antonacci is pictured as Carmen in the 2008 Royal Opera production.