Admirers called Isis "l'opéra des musiciens" - but the librettist was exiled from court.
Beethoven thought Cherubini was the greatest composer of the time. We look at his first French opera.
Patriotism and self-sacrifice in Salieri's austere music drama.
The best opera of 1786.
Corneille's Cid becomes an opera.
Piccinni's most popular French opera.
A powerful Greek tragedy admired by Berlioz.