Grétry takes on Racine - and wins.
In which Gluck reforms opera with a prehistoric sun-myth.
ORPHÉE AUX ENFERSOpéra bouffon in two acts and four scenesBy Jacques OffenbachLibretto : Hector CrémieuxFirst 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 February 1874, conducted by Offenbach.The … Continue reading 34. Orphée aux enfers (Jacques Offenbach)