Grétry takes on Racine - and wins.
In which Gluck reforms opera with a prehistoric sun-myth.
ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS Opéra bouffon in two acts and four scenes By Jacques Offenbach Libretto : Hector Crémieux First performed : Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Paris, 21 October 1858, conducted by Offenbach. Revised as an opéra féerique in four acts and twelve scenes, with libretto by Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy. Performed: Théâtre de la Gaité, Paris, 7 … Continue reading 34. Orphée aux enfers (Jacques Offenbach)