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Revival of "Once on This Island" begins previews on Broadway

Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The musical opened on Broadway after being in previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Dietsch's opera "Le vaisseau fantôme" premieres in Paris

Le vaisseau fantôme is an opera in 2 acts and three tableaux by Pierre-Louis Dietsch to a French libretto by Paul Foucher and Bénédict-Henry Révoil, based on Captain Marryat's novel The Phantom Ship, Sir Walter Scott's The Pirate, as well as tales by Heinrich Heine, James Fenimore Cooper, and Wilhelm Hauff. It was premiered at the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier and received 12 performances.

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