Antonio Sacchini (1730-1844)
Information about the composer Antonio Sacchini and his operas.
One of the leading composers of Italian opera seria of the late 18th century.
Oedipe à Cologne
Based on Oedipus at Colonus, the second part of the trilogy of Greek tragedies by Sophocles, it was considered an inspired work by Berlioz.
Recommended recordings on CD
Brown/Loup/Paulin (Naxos 8.660196-97)
Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Ryan Brown, 2005.
Cast: François Loup (Oedipe), Nathalie Paulin (Antigone), Robert Getchell (Polinice), Tony Boutté (Thésée), Kirsten Blaise (Eriphile).