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Review: Meyerbeer's rare 'Robert' staged in London

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LONDON (AP) — Degas painted it. Chopin wrote variations on it. Balzac and Dumas mentioned it in their fiction. The Paris Opera performed it 100 times in just three years. For more than a half-century after its premiere in 1831, Giacomo Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable" was everywhere. Then, as its composer's reputation plummeted, it all but disappeared. Now the Royal Opera has brought it back,...

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