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Opera: Les Diamants de la Couronne (The Crown Diamonds)
Composer: D. F. E. Auber
Premiere: Paris, 1841.
Scrap 1: Allegro.
This is a scaled down version of the Overture. To give you a story to hang it on, the plot of the opera in a nutshell is that the Queen of Portugal has a scheme to replenish the national treasury by pawning the crown diamonds and replacing them with counterfeits.
PLAY OPERA SCRAP NO. 20 - "Crown Diamonds"
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