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05 Nov 2005

Vienna State Opera marks postwar reopening

Wiener_staatsoper_interior_new_small.jpgGEORGE JAHN [Associated Press, 5 November 2005]

VIENNA, Austria - The Vienna State Opera will step back half a century Saturday with gala concert excerpts of its first six premieres after World War II.

Some of the world's greatest singers and conductors take to the stage and orchestra pit for the 50th anniversary of the opera's postwar reopening, including Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Zubin Mehta and Christian Thielemann.

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