"Notre-Dame of Paris," final opera of William Henry Fry, debuts in his home city in aid of soldiers' charity

As a gala opening event of the Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia, the Grand Musical Festival had for its centerpiece the premiere of Notre-Dame of Paris, the final opera of Philadelphia composer William Henry Fry. With the libretto by his brother, Joseph Reece Fry, and featuring an experienced and well-known cast and orchestra under future New York Philharmonic director, Theodore Thomas, it was declared a critical success.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Elise Kuhl Kirk, American Opera (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2001), 85-86. 
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Exact
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Education/Culture
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