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' Veronique '


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Andre Messager was for several years a conductor at'the Paris Opera Comique, and during the period igoi-6 he held the post of 'artistic director' at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-a post that was later held by Percy Pitt. As a composer Messager is chiefly known in England by his two operas, The Little Michus and Veronique. He may be described as the last of the long line of French comic opera composers whose music really preserves qualities worthy to be dignified by the name ' Opera '. He was a pupil of Saint-Saens, and in every way a worthy pupil. All his music has not merely charm and sparkling grace but a dignity and style which tempt one to call him the aristocrat ot the comic opera stage.
An article on Véronique, by Willson Disher will be found on page 11.
This musical comedy will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 8.0


Unknown: Andre Messager
Unknown: Percy Pitt.
Unknown: Willson Disher

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