Admirers called Isis "l'opéra des musiciens" - but the librettist was exiled from court.
Royalism and Ancient Rome in a Revolutionary opera.
Médée is something new - and dangerous.
Napoleon admired Méhul, the leading French composer of the Revolutionary age. This opera about a prince dying from love was one of his greatest successes.
Mozart's Metastasian opera seria is one of his best works.
Patriotism and self-sacrifice in Salieri's austere music drama.
The best opera of 1786.