The Hapsburg Emperor enjoyed this opera buffa so much he saw it twice in one night.
Mozart's Metastasian opera seria is one of his best works.
Mozart's earliest complete opera: Phoebus, but not feeble, one might say.
Probably Mozart's worst opera - but remarkable for an 11-year-old.
Gluck's reform opera: boring or beautiful?
In which Gluck reforms opera with a prehistoric sun-myth.
PARIDE ED ELENA Dramma per musica By Christoph Willibald Gluck Libretto: Ranieri de’ Calzabigi First performed: Burgtheater, Vienna, 3 November 1770 Dossier Gluck, let’s face it, has a reputation. Noble, high-minded, austere, but also dull – as poised and as marmoreal as a Classical statue. “Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, / Dead perfection, no … Continue reading 32. Paride ed Elena (Gluck)