Médée is something new - and dangerous.
Was Salieri the missing link between Gluck and Rossini?
Is it the greatest opera of the 18th century?
Mozart's earliest complete opera: Phoebus, but not feeble, one might say.
In which Gluck reforms opera with a prehistoric sun-myth.
The plot is negligible; characterization and action almost nil; and the arias nondescript. This, surprisingly, doesn’t matter.