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Classical music inspired by Shakespeare
A lesser-known Hamlet adaptation, with a very faithful libretto written by a devoted Shakespeare scholar, Arrigo Boito. Composed by the conductor Franco Faccio, the piece was successful upon its premiere, but after a failed revival in 1871 where the lead singer lost his voice, Faccio withdrew the piece and it was never performed again in his lifetime.