Shepherds and sentiment served up for sophisticates: the style Marie Antoinette.
Slaves and seraglios in one of the 18th century's most popular operas.
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)
Comédie in 3 acts, in prose, mixed with ariettes By André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry Libretto: Michel-Jean Sedaine First performed: Opéra-Comique (1re salle Favart), 21 October 1784 Dossier Richard Cœur-de-lion (Richard the Lionheart, for Anglophones) is a rarity today, but was one of the classics of French opera, by one of the most celebrated opera composers of his … Continue reading 36. Richard Cœur de Lion (André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry)