Q: Sister Anne, Sister Anne, what do you see? A: I see that horrid M. Grétry! He wants to make our flesh creep.
Shepherds and sentiment served up for sophisticates: the style Marie Antoinette.
Slaves and seraglios in one of the 18th century's most popular operas.
Grétry takes on Racine - and wins.
A crazy mixed-up day on a Spanish estate - with an ingenious act finale.
An early work by the leading opéra-comique composer of the late 18th century.
Comédie in 3 acts, in prose Music: André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry Libretto: Michel-Jean Sedaine First performed: Opéra-Comique (Hôtel de Bourgogne), Paris, 4 March 1773 Dossier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPS8Gdzemfc&t=5s&w=640&h=385 Have you an hour to spare? You could do worse than listen to Grétry's charming Magnifique. In his day, the Liégeois musician was the most performed Francophone composer in the world. Today, Grétry is seldom … Continue reading 52. Le magnifique (André Ernest Modeste Grétry)