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Choose from over 40.000 high resolution fine art images from many museums and collections as well as reportage photography from 1948-1973.

Founded and mostly photographed by Erich Lessing, the collection covers a wide range of subjects: Fine Arts, Religion, History, Music, Archaeology, Mythology, Architecture, Landscapes, Historical Portraits and Reportage Photography.

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Premiere of Monteverdi's Opera "L'Orfeo" in Mantua

24 February 1607

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) - 29 November 1643) was a famous composer, who's work marked the transition from Renaissance music to the style of the Baroque period. On 24 February 1607, his opera "L'Orfeo" premiered at the Ducal Palace in Mantua. Based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, it is one of the earliest operas still regularly performed.

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