Patriotism and self-sacrifice in Salieri's austere music drama.
The best opera of 1786.
Shepherds and sentiment served up for sophisticates: the style Marie Antoinette.
Corneille's Cid becomes an opera.
Slaves and seraglios in one of the 18th century's most popular operas.
Piccinni's most popular French opera.
A powerful Greek tragedy admired by Berlioz.