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Gunsbourg, Raoul

Gunsbourg, Raoul

Gunsbourg, Raoul, Rumanian-French impresario; b. Bucharest, Dec. 25, 1859; d. Monte Carlo, May 31, 1955. After directing opera companies in Russia, he became the director ofthe Grand Theatre in Lille (1888-89), the Nice Opera (1889-91), and the Monte Carlo Opera (1893-1950), where he produced several of his own operas (he wrote the piano scores, and the orchestration was done by L. Jehin). Of these, Le Vieil Aigle, after Maxim Gorky’s fable (Feb. 13, 1909), had a modicum of success.

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