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In Paris, Charles Gounod's opera "The Queen of Sheba" has its first performance

France, 1857, zoomable map
02/28/1862
Charles Gounod's opera La Reine de Saba (The Queen of Sheba) premiered at the L'Operà in Paris.  The work, set in Jerusalem with a text by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, did not receive its United States debut until January 12, 1889, in New Orleans.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Samuel Holland Rouse, The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Opera (Camden, NY, The Victor Talking Machine Company, 1921), 328. 

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