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The Greek Passion (opera)
... The Greek Passion (Czech Řecké pašije) is an opera in four acts by Bohuslav Martinů ... The English-language libretto, by the composer, is based on the novel The Greek Passion (or Christ Recrucified) by Nikos Kazantzakis ...

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