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Isidore de Lara

Isidore de Lara, born Isidore Cohen (August 9, 1858 - August 2, 1935), was a composer of art songs and operas.

He was born in London, England and his early operas were produced at Covent Garden. His later works (of which the most famous was Messaline, which inspired an Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec painting), were produced at Monte Carlo, where he met, and later became the lover of, Princess Alice of Monaco.

He died on August 2, 1935, in Paris, France.

His operas include:

  • The Light of Asia (1892, Covent Garden)
  • Amy Robsart (1893, Covent Garden)
  • Moïna (1897, Monte Carlo)
  • Messaline (1899, Monte Carlo)
  • Soléa (1907)
  • Naïl (abt. 1910)
  • Les Trois Mousquetaires (abt. 1920)



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