Etienne-Nicholas Méhul – Uthal

Opera in one act. Libretto by Jacques Maximilien Benjamin Bins de Saint-Victor, loosely based on the poem Berrathon, the final poem in the first volume of James Macpherson’s Ossian poems. First performed at the Opéra Comique in Paris on 17 May 1806.   Méhul (postcard in the author’s collection) The story of the opera is […]

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Jules Massenet – Werther

Libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann. Based on Goethe’s novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’) of 1774. First performed at the Vienna Opera, 16 February 1892 [First of all, so that there can be no doubt about it, a note about pronunciation.  Goethe’s story was written in […]

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