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The French Opera House opens in New Orleans

French Opera House, New Orleans
 In New Orleans, the new French Opera House on the corner of Bourbon and Toulouse Streets opened with a performance of  Rossini's Guillaume Tell.  The construction had taken just thirty-three weeks and the French went on to be the leading opera venue in New Orleans for decades, holding more than thirty national opera premieres.  Revered as a city landmark, the building was destroyed by fire in 1919.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Karyl Lynn Zietz, Karyl Charna Lynn, The National Trust Guide to great Opera Houses in America (New York: John Wiley and Sons,1996), 194.


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