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Opening Night, 1932

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The Central City Opera Festival staged its first performance, a production of Camille starring the silent-movie star Lillian Gish, in July 1932. The director, Robert Edmond Jones, asked the audience to wear 1870s clothing to evoke the opera house's early days. The opera festival is now the second-oldest summer opera company in the United States.

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1932

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