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Founded and mostly photographed by Erich Lessing, the collection covers a wide range of subjects: Fine Arts, Religion, History, Music, Archaeology, Mythology, Architecture, Landscapes, Historical Portraits and Reportage Photography.
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Premiere of Monteverdi's Opera "L'Orfeo" in Mantua
24 February 1607
Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) - 29 November 1643) was a famous composer, who's work marked the transition from Renaissance music to the style of the Baroque period. On 24 February 1607, his opera "L'Orfeo" premiered at the Ducal Palace in Mantua. Based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, it is one of the earliest operas still regularly performed.
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