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"Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" opens on Off-Broadway

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Brel's songs were translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, who also provided the story. The original Off-Broadway production ran for 4 years and spawned international and regional productions, as well as a West End production and Off-Broadway revival, among others.

Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres

Lady Macbeth is an opera in four acts and nine scenes by Dmitri Shostakovich, his Opus 29. The libretto, jointly written by Alexander Preys and the composer, is based on the novel of the same name by Nikolai Leskov. It is about a lonely woman who falls in love with one of her husband's workers and is driven to murder.

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