An opéra-comique popular for more than a century, and admired by Berlioz.
Tom Jones, the musical - by an 18th century chess master.
Is this the first great French opera?
C'est quoi l'opéra comique?
Yes, that Rousseau.
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)