20 October-Michael William Balfe

Opera composer Michael Balfe was born in Dublin in 1808. The Bohemian Girl which contains the aria ‘I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls’ is regarded as his most famous composition. There is a large statue of Balfe in the entrance foyer of the Drury Lane Theatre Royal, London. Michael William Balfe died in the year 1870 On This Day

Balfe Drury Lane Theatre Royal photo

 

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