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03 Mar 2010

Emilie, Opéra de Lyon

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b083157c-261f-11df-aff3-00144feabdc0.html

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 2 March 2010]

She was learned and sexually liberated, a product of the 18th century but a role model for our time - “a great man whose only fault was being a woman”, according to Voltaire, her sometime lover. History has tended to place Emilie du Châtelet (1706-49) in Voltaire’s shadow, but she stole the limelight at Monday’s premiere of a new opera by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

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