Médée is something new - and dangerous.
Napoleon admired Méhul, the leading French composer of the Revolutionary age. This opera about a prince dying from love was one of his greatest successes.
The Hapsburg Emperor enjoyed this opera buffa so much he saw it twice in one night.
Mozart's Metastasian opera seria is one of his best works.
The first Romantic opera, and the foundation of the 19th century French school.
How did Grétry respond to the turmoil of the Terror?
A shrewd old philosopher sets up a School for Lovers to teach them wisdom. The four young people in this opera badly need it.