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26 May 2010

Opera Lafayette's 'Sancho Panca'

By Anne Midgette [Washington Post, 26 May 2010]

Everyone should know his place. It’s a sentiment that has anchored European society for the last millennium or so — farmers belong on their farms, nobles in their castles — and it’s the motto of “Sancho Pança,” an opera from 1762 by François-André Danican Philidor that had what was alleged to be its modern American premiere at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater on Monday night.

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