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Revival of 'A View from the Bridge' opens on Broadway

A View from the Bridge is a play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was 1st staged as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway. The play is set in 1950s America, in an Italian-American neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It employs a chorus and narrator in the character of Alfieri. Eddie, the tragic protagonist, has an improper love of, and almost obsession with, Catherine, his wife Beatrice's orphaned niece.

Mussorgsky's opera 'Boris Godunov' premieres

Modest Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" was composed between 1868 and 1873 in Saint Petersburg and was premiered in Mariinsky Theatre. It is Mussorgsky's only completed opera and is considered his masterpiece. Its subjects are the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar during the Time of Troubles, and his nemesis, the False Dmitriy.

Bellini's opera 'I puritani' premieres at Théâtre-Italien, Paris

I puritani (The Puritans) is an opera by Vincenzo Bellini. It was originally written in two acts and later changed to three acts on the advice of Gioachino Rossini, with whom the young composer had become friends. The music was set to a libretto by Count Carlo Pepoli.

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John Belushi

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