Salieri's fourth opera - contains magic, heroes, and love, and also touches on the tragic.
Tarare is a revolution in five acts. Despots dethroned; popular uprisings; anti-clericalism; and cries for liberty, equality, and an end to absolute monarchy … two years before the Assemblée nationale and the storming of the Bastille. Music by Salieri, libretto by Beaumarchais (yes, that Beaumarchais).
Patriotism and self-sacrifice in Salieri's austere music drama.