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Masaniello. Name usually given in Britain to Auber's opera in 5 acts La Muette de Portici (The Dumb Girl of Portici) to lib. by Scribe and Delavigne. Prod. Paris 1828, London 1829, NY 1831. Perf. in Brussels in 1830 led to Belgian revolt (plot being based on Neapolitan uprising against Spanish oppressors, 1647).