Admirers called Isis "l'opéra des musiciens" - but the librettist was exiled from court.
Méhul plays a musical trick on Napoleon.
A ruler in disguise, a brigand chief, a wicked emir, and a beautiful maiden in this Arabian Nights fantasy.
Royalism and Ancient Rome in a Revolutionary opera.
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.