Tom Jones, the musical - by an 18th century chess master.
Is this the first great French opera?
In which Gluck reforms opera with a prehistoric sun-myth.
C'est quoi l'opéra comique?
Yes, that Rousseau.
The plot is negligible; characterization and action almost nil; and the arias nondescript. This, surprisingly, doesn’t matter.
DER HOCHMÜTIGE, GESTÜRZTE UND WIEDER ERHABENE CROESUS Composer: Reinhard KeiserLibretto: Lukas von Bostel, after Nicolò Minato’s 1678 operaFirst performed: Theater am Gänsemarkt, Hamburg, 1711.Revised: Theater am Gänsemarkt, Hamburg, 6 December 1730 Reinhard Keiser was once hailed as “the greatest opera composer in the world” (Johann Mattheson, writing his obituary in 1740). Thirty years later, one … Continue reading 135. Croesus (Keiser)