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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2006 with 189 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2005 with 189 to follow.
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Today is Friday, June 25, the 177th day of 2004 with 189 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday June 25, the 176th day of 2003 with 189 to follow.
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Exhibit captures world of Enrico Caruso

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- An exhibition at the gallery of the Metropolitan Opera recaptures an almost forgotten era when opera stars were top international celebrities and tenor Enrico Caruso was the most celebrated of them all.
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Today is Tuesday, June 25, the 176th day of 2002 with 189 to follow.
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Gustave Charpentier, pronounced: , born in Dieuze, Moselle on 25 June 1860, died Paris, 18 February 1956) was a French composer, best known for his opera Louise.

Charpentier (no relation, incidentally, to the seventeenth-century composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier) was the son of a baker, and with the assistance of a rich benefactor he studied violin at the conservatoire in Lille before entering the Paris Conservatoire in 1881. There he took lessons in composition under Jules Massenet (from 1885) and had a reputation of wanting to shock his professors. In 1887 won the Prix de Rome for his cantata Didon. During the time in Rome that the prize gave him, he wrote the orchestral suite Impressions d'Italie and began work on the libretto and music for what would become his best-known work, the opera Louise.

Charpentier returned to Paris, settling in Montmartre, and continued to compose, including songs on texts by Charles Baudelaire and Voltaire. He eventually completed Louise, and it was accepted for production by the Opéra-Comique. A realistic portrait of Parisian working-class life, it is sometimes considered a French example of verismo opera.

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