Patriotism and self-sacrifice in Salieri's austere music drama.
Halévy's disappearance, as I said in my review of La reine de Chypre, is astonishing. In his day, the Jewish musician was seen as the leader of the French school – France’s greatest opera composer from the 1830s to the 1850s. He was, like his fellow Jew Meyerbeer, a master of both grand opera and opéra comique, … Continue reading More by Halévy?
Épisode lyrique in 2 acts By Jules Massenet Libretto: Jules Claretie & Henri Cain, after Claretie’s short story La Cigarette (1890). First performance: Covent Garden, London, 20 June 1894, conducted by Sir Augustus Harris First performance in France: Bordeaux, 27 March 1895. First performance in Paris: Opéra-Comique (Salle du Châtelet), 3 October 1895, conducted by Philippe Flon. … Continue reading 43. La Navarraise (Jules Massenet)