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This Day in the Arts: October 22

1883:

Charles Francois Gounod’s Faust becomes the first opera sung at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The work was adapted by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré’s Faust et Marguerite.

1964:

Existentialist philosopher, dramatist, and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature but turns it down.


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