A crazy mixed-up day on a Spanish estate - with an ingenious act finale.
An early work by the leading opéra-comique composer of the late 18th century.
Comédie in 3 acts, in proseMusic: André-Ernest-Modeste GrétryLibretto: Michel-Jean SedaineFirst performed: Opéra-Comique (Hôtel de Bourgogne), Paris, 4 March 1773 OCTAVE, Le MagnifiqueTenor CLÉMENTINE, Horace’s daughtersoprano ALIX, Her governessSoprano ALDOBRANDIN, Tutor to ClémentineTenor FABIO, Aldobrandin’s servantTenor LAURENCE, Alix’s husbandBass-baritone HORACE, A Florentine gentlemanBaritone ★★★ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPS8Gdzemfc&t=5s&w=640&h=385 Have you an hour to spare? You could do worse than listen to Grétry's charming Magnifique. In his day, … Continue reading 52. Le magnifique (André Ernest Modeste Grétry)