MARY REICHARD, HOST: In 2009, a museum in Marseille, France reported as stolen a painting worth over a million dollars. The painting “The Chorus Singers” by Impressionist artist Edgar Degas depicts a scene from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.” He painted the work in 1877.
AUDIO: Chorus singers
The art world considered the theft a great loss for France’s impressionist heritage.
But last month French customs agents found the painting- inside a suitcase, during a routine luggage search on a bus.
No one on the bus claimed the suitcase.
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