The Thieving Magpie
Non-mover. Remains at its lowest position since 2007. 1st of Rossini's 2 entries.
Rossini's 1817 opera The Thieving Magpie was allegedly the quickest stage work Rossini had ever produced. He was already legendary for the speed at which he could write an opera, once saying, 'Give me a laundry list, and I will set it to music.'
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