How did Grétry respond to the turmoil of the Terror?
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.
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.
An opéra-comique popular for more than a century, and admired by Berlioz.