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02/02/1900 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise," premieres in Paris

The opera tells the story of the love between Louise, a seamstress living with her parents in Paris, and Julien, a young artist. It is the story of a young girl's desire for freedom. Louise premiered at the Opéra-Comique conducted by André Messager, reaching its 100th performance just over a year later.